Financial Modeler & Business Planner

Yellow Door Energy
Dubai, UAE
AED 15,000-20,000
Mar 07, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Financial Modeler & Business Planner
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

We are looking for an experienced financial modeler to join our team and support the company’s growth. The ideal candidate will be excited about bringing solar energy and energy efficiency technology to commercial and industrial customers in the Middle East and Africa. She/he will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with new business development, technical and finance teams to support bids for solar leases and other offerings to potential customers. The candidate will also coordinate the annual business plan, setting up a robust structure and process to enable a smooth consolidation, review and reporting to senior management; this will require creating new templates and tools to collect, review and analyze information from the business units. The role requires highly advanced excel modelling skills combined with a critical and commercial mindset. The ideal candidate must be able to step back and take a holistic view of the strategic purpose of each model and how the various models fit together. In addition to placing a high value on information quality, the candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive working relationships at all levels of the organization. She/he will be adept at bringing others along with their ideas, policies and procedures, as well as be an excellent time manager, effectively balancing day-to-day deliverables with project deadlines. The candidate will also be passionate about detail, digging into information received, constructively challenging inputs and taking accountability for the accuracy and quality of models throughout the organization, including those not operated by him/herself. She/he will thrive in a fast moving and growing business, continually challenging how things are done in the interest of improving the systems, processes and the quality of models. The role is directly responsible for: • New business development transaction modelling, covering all aspects of the project lifecycle • Coordination of the annual business plan process, including creation and maintenance of related templates and tools and consolidation at group level • Financial forecast and scenario modelling • Financial models for debt raising • Reviewing existing financial models and updating them based on best practice modelling techniques • Supporting the finance team with solutions that automate finance and other operations EXPERIENCE • 3+ years’ experience in a corporate, financial or professional services firm • Experience of operating in Middle East, Africa and South Asia, renewable energy or infrastructure sectors is considered beneficial but not required. COMPETENCIES REQUIRED • Excellent IT skills, especially highly advanced MS Excel • Strong analytical and interpretative skills • Ability to challenge assumptions and ways of working in a constructive manner • Ability to describe complex technical issues in a clear and non-technical way • Self-starter with initiative, enthusiasm and an open/flexible mindset to enable a quick assimilation of and application of new techniques and knowledge • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills • A very good understanding of accounting and financial concepts EDUCATION • University degree is required, preferably in a numerate discipline • Qualified accountant and/or CFA charter holder (or candidate) and/or MBA is desirable COMPENSATION • Help grow the leading clean energy utility of the future and support the global energy transition • Annual salary starting at 15,000-20,000 AED/month depending on the candidate’s skills and experience • Performance-based bonus to be discussed and agreed • Health plan for candidate and family • Great colleagues and a fun and challenging work environment HOW TO APPLY Please email your CVs to with the subject title “Application: Financial Modeler Dubai”. We thank all candidates for their interest in Yellow Door Energy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ABOUT YELLOW DOOR ENERGY Yellow Door Energy is a leading provider of solar and energy efficiency solutions for commercial and industrial customers in the Middle East and Africa. Its projects enable customers to reduce energy costs, improve power reliability and lower carbon emissions. The company recently raised $65 million in Series A financing from global investors IFC, Mitsui, Equinor, APICORP and Adenium. Learn more: