Financial Analyst

Number of employees

130

Oakland, CA, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-28

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company based in Oakland, California.


About Lilac Solutions, Inc. 

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction technology company focused on scaling lithium production for the electric vehicle era. Lilac solves the critical technology problems which today prevent development of the world’s largest lithium resources: low yields, high costs, slow start-up, poor reliability, and massive environmental impacts. Lilac’s technology represents such a step-change in performance and cost that it also unlocks the development of new unconventional lithium deposits with low lithium grades and high impurities, which have historically been impossible to produce. In 2021, Lilac raised $150M in Series B financing from investors including T. Rowe Price, Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Sumitomo, BMW and SK Materials. Lilac is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is seeking an experienced analyst to support the development and financing of its global lithium extraction projects.   The role allows for the applicant the opportunity to learn the in depth the intricacies of direct lithium extraction using Lilac’s ion exchange technology and the key financial drivers and metrics for projects as well as financing instruments utilized for these types of projectsThe position will be the primary analytical and modeling lead for Lilac Solutions global project development business.  The position will contribute to the overall strategy of the company to both develop lithium projects and sell our proprietary ion exchange technology to project operators.  This role will work hand-in-hand with the head of capital markets and project finance and often directly with the senior management team.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Support financial transactions including both debt and equity raises as well as M&A activities, though analytical support, report preparation and process assistance. 
  • Participate in meetings with external parties including lenders, equity providers and other market participants. 
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary team across Lilac’s business including engineers, developers, project managers, and finance team. 
  • Identify and quantify key investment drivers and perform sensitivities. 
  • Analyze market risk factors and trends  
  • Perform general research duties and statistical analysis 
  • Support the preparation of investment memorandums and client facing documents 
  • Assist in the communications with Lilac customers 

Compensation:

  • 3-5 years' experience as a Business Development Analyst, Data Analyst or comparable role
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or engineering
  • Experience in analyzing business cases
  • Knowledge of metals and commodity markets
  •  Ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized with sharp attention to detail
  •  Ability to help set and maintain ambitious goals for company and support execution
  • US work permit
  •  Excited to work in a growth-stage climate tech company achieving global scale at a rapid pace

Candidate Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics or related area combined with at least 2-4 years of banking, project finance, corporate finance, or M&A experience within a financial firm, energy or resource company.  
  • Exceptional analytical skills and understanding of relevant financial and mathematical modelling techniques  
  • Strong project modeling skills including ability to create excel macros to solve debt sizing and other common project finance challenges. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas succinctly, effectively, and fluently. 
  • Ability to work with others to meet deadlines, effective at engagement and driving results towards common corporate goals  
  • Ability to synthesize data and complex concepts into informed recommendations and concise and clear presentations  
  • Must be thorough, thoughtful, and able to perform well under pressure  

Compensation

  • Salary range: $65-$120K annually (commensurate with experience & location)
  • Stock options 
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance 
  • 401k with pre- and post-tax investing options 
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy 
  • Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave 
  • Onsite Gym and Daily Catered Lunch for Oakland Employees 
  • Monthly phone stipend 
  • Private secured parking with EV charging stations 

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity.  Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

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