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Renewables Acquisition Analyst 2

Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Urbandale, USA
Closing date
Jul 30, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Renewables Acquisition Analyst 2 is a highly specialized role that develops detailed financial models assisting the evaluation of renewable capital investment decisions. It includes conducting market research incorporating complex terms and conditions as well as due diligence in support of business development activity. The position will also provide key support to senior leadership ensuring capital evaluation methods are consistent and accurate in support of renewable project acquisition decisions.


  • Perform extensive financial modeling for renewable acquisition projects. Including the coordination of the inputs from various stakeholders, operation of the financial models, assessment and summary of model results for senior leadership. Develop valuation models, validate internal rate of return targets, utilize various development and contract provision inputs concerning varying types of energy generation development opportunities within renewable energy industry. Conduct the analysis, evaluation and presentation of potential acquisitions. (70%)
  • Prepare acquisition proposal materials including financial models, narratives and research of investment opportunities. Interact directly as a company representative with counterparts regarding financial analysis. (15%)
  • Provide ongoing support, tools and education necessary to deliver consistent methodology across all investment decisions. This entails preparing and maintaining the organizational tools used to perform investment evaluations. This can also include supporting ongoing management, tracking and reporting of forecasts and valuation models for existing projects. (15%)
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field. (Typically, six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)
  • Certification such as CPA or CFA or advanced degree such as MBA beneficial.
  • 3-5 years of related progressive work experience.
  • Advanced accounting and financial modeling skills with the ability to develop and interpret full financial statements, understand financial impacts of changes on cash flows and financial ratios, apply accounting principles to the preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports.
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the development of complex financial models including those technically based.
  • Advanced research and analytical skills and can read, interpret and understand contracts and other legal documents.
  • Advanced software skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and ability to utilize advanced modeling techniques in order to automate model functionality.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to effectively monitor developments in forecasted and actual data, including recognizing patterns and/or outliers in data and events which may influence forecast results or assumptions; the ability to draw logical conclusions and make recommendations for action.
  • Flexible and able to professionally meet and interact with others demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Support the company's employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

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