Valuations Associate

Number of employees

3800

Dublin, IRE, USA

Posted on: 2024-03-12

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of the founding team of the newly formed Octopus Energy AIF Manager. OEAIFM will initially oversee c.€1-2bn of AUM through three Article 9 Lux Funds which are currently managed by portfolio manager Octopus Energy Generation* with the aim to grow the portfolio substantially over the coming years. The Funds under management have investment objectives to develop, construct and operate renewable energy assets globally as well as investing in energy transition portfolio companies on behalf of their investors.

OEAIFM is part of the fund management business within Octopus Energy group – a global integrated energy transition group that broadly operates across four verticals: Retail energy, Tech Licensing, Services and Generation. The fund management team within Octopus Energy Generation was set up in 2010 based on the belief that investors can play a vital role in helping to avert climate change and now has a 12-year track record with £5.8 billion of AUM (as of June 2023). 

* Octopus Energy Generation is a trading name of Octopus Renewables Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Register No. 473797).

What you'll do

  • Assist in AIFM’s valuation approval process.
  • Support the group Valuations Committee, providing inputs and papers for Committee meetings, as well as documentation of approvals and minutes.
  • Following Valuations Committee meetings, prepare valuation reports of the AIFs for the AIFM board.
  • Assist in ensuring valuation consistency through participation in a “Valuation Consistency Group” determining approved central macro assumptions and other core assumptions (e.g., inflation, FX, interest rates across all jurisdictions) for provision to valuers.
  • Maintain and analyze appropriate transaction and fund level benchmarks, collaborating with London-based colleagues for inputs, as well as research platforms and publicly available information.
  • Contribute to the model audit process, appointment of third-party valuers process as appropriate, and review valuation reports.
  • Input into methodology or assumption changes proposed by the Portfolio Manager to ensure fair value.
  • Support AIFM team in the ongoing governance and oversight function of AIFs under its management.
  • What you'll need

  • Ideally, you’ll have some or all of the following qualifications, skills and job-related experience.
  • Excellent financial acumen, Qualified Accountant and/or CFA qualification considered advantageous
  • Knowledge and skillset in valuing assets and/portfolio companies, discounted cashflow modelling and debt modelling. A modelling test will be part of the recruitment process.
  • Strong technical knowledge of valuations principles and best practices
  • Previous experience of working in the renewables sector or infrastructure real assets
  • Experience setting policies and procedures in order to mitigate risks and errors
  • Credible and effective communicator, both written & verbal
  • Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? On a call with one of our recruiters, this is always something we cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit! We will also ask your current salary - we want to let you know this upfront so you're comfortable talking about it on a call with us.
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadership
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