Finance Associate

Finance · Austin, Texas
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Aypa Power, a Blackstone portfolio company, is a leading developer, owner and operator of utility-scale energy storage and hybrid renewable projects that power our communities and cities. Our mission is to responsibly decarbonize the grid and make North American energy markets more affordable, sustainable, and efficient. Aypa is well-capitalized and uniquely positioned to lean forward on projects with deal structures that are well suited to meet our customers’ needs.

Aypa has been at the forefront of energy storage development since our first energy storage project came online in 2018. As a leader in our industry, we now have over 11 GW of utility-scale energy storage and hybrid renewable energy projects in development, and 32 projects in operation or construction across North America.

 

The Finance Associate will focus on assisting senior members of the team in providing quantitative decision support for capital investments including projects and new energy storage investments, as well as analyzing existing portfolio investments to optimize Aypa’s return on capital. This position would be suitable for candidates who excel in a performance-oriented environment that fosters personal autonomy and responsibility for delivering results.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop, maintain and/or review both corporate and project level financial models to support decision making on existing and future potential energy storage and/or generation assets, while ensuring that all modeling assumptions are appropriate and reasonable;
  • Actively participate in business development activities with solid, timely analysis of proposal options and variables;
  • Collaborate closely with a variety of company functions to support successful project development and operations.Take an active role in project financings, including financial structuring, due-diligence support, and document review.
  • Perform ongoing monitoring of market variables, running sensitivity analyses and stress tests and reporting on the significance to business models and assumptions;
  • Assist in evaluation of a variety of strategic business and financial decisions and preparation of recommendations for the executive leadership team;
  • Develop valuations for different investment and M&A opportunities;
  • Assist in providing regular updates of key corporate valuation metrics including performing financial analysis to determine present and future financial performance of the Aypa business;
  • Prepare reports on financial performance of projects both pre- and post-operation;
  • Complete any ad hoc financial analysis and corporate performance reporting; and
  • Complete all ad-hoc projects and special assignments as needed.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Degree in finance, business or accounting with high academic standing
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in renewable power, project finance, tax equity, infrastructure, energy, private equity, investment banking, transaction services, or a valuations function
  • Experience conducting research and due diligence, evaluating transaction opportunities, performing financial and valuation analysis, and producing “client ready” investment materials
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint
  • Professional with a positive attitude and capable of contributing to a dynamic and team-oriented culture
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written

 

At Aypa Power we offer:

 

  • A dynamic team and work environment
  • An opportunity to learn the business from the ground-up with an industry leader
  • A competitive compensation package
  • An innovative culture
  • Flexibility and autonomy

 

Compensation and Location:

 

  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
  • Salary: A base salary commensurate with
  • Bonus: An annual bonus will be awarded based on both individual performance as well as the overall success of the
  • Benefits: Aypa offers an attractive benefit package with excellent health care / dental / vision, 401k matching, and other health and wellness benefits.
  • Location: Ability to work in the United States. Candidate must be based in Austin, TX. Relocation assistance provided.

 

Aypa is an equal opportunity employer. At Aypa, we nurture and support a highly diverse team and actively seek to advance fair and inclusive practices in all aspects of what we do. We hire passionate, dedicated, and forward-thinking individuals from different backgrounds, and we value unique perspectives and experiences. With a focus on belonging, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all.

 

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  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Department
    Finance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced