Climate Fund Managers is hiring a
Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is looking for a dynamic Finance Manager (Funds) where the primary focus of the role will be the overall financial responsibility of the Funds' financial function reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The role will be based in our team in Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa.
CFM was established in 2015 as a joint venture between the Dutch development bank FMO based in the Netherlands and Sanlam InfraWorks – part of the Sanlam Group of South Africa. Headquartered in The Netherlands, our offices span across the emerging markets we serve, located in Singapore, South Africa, and Colombia.
As one of the leading blended finance investment managers, our business is focused on responding to the climate crisis. We use blended finance structuring to attract public and private capital to invest in high-impact sectors in emerging markets aimed at addressing the thematic areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, water and oceans, sustainable land use, and sustainable cities.
Work closely with and manage various professional service providers which include outsourced administrators, auditors, depositary and other ad-hoc professional providers such as tax and legal.
Management of the fund accounting team.
Oversight of all aspects of financial reporting, control, legal and tax compliance, and financial performance of the funds under management.
Review of statutory financial statement in multiple jurisdictions as well as monthly / quarterly management accounts.
Preparation and/or review of various deliverables required for quarterly/annual/ad hoc reporting to investors and responding to investor queries.
Manage the audit process of the various entities within the deadlines which include various Fund entities.
Ensure compliance from a finance perspective with the various legal agreements which include the Fund Agreements, Investor side letters etc.
Cash management which aligns with issuing of drawdown notices to investors, disbursements, budgeting, accounts payable, tax etc.
Manage tax and regulatory compliance from a fund administration perspective across various entities.
Review, document and look for improvements in processes within fund administration.
Provide assistance to portfolio company investments as required.
Assist with ad hoc projects.
Qualifications and Experience
Four years post articles experience
Previous Fund Management experience required
Software proficiency: MS Suite, PowerBI (a distinct advantage)
People Management experience
Multiple currency experience
Results-orientated individual who works with a strong sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced setting
Strong analytical and numerical skills
Ability to deliver results
Ability to work under pressure
Strong accounting technical knowledge
Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
Ability to communicate financial information in a clear and concise manner
To apply please submit your most recent resume and a motivational cover email