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Date Posted March 14, 2019



SENIOR FINANCE ANALYST

OUR COMPANY

First Gen Corporation (First Gen) is a leading independent power producer in the Philippines that primarily utilizes clean and indigenous fuels such as natural gas, geothermal energy from steam, hydro-electric, wind, and solar power. The company has 3,490 MW of installed capacity in its portfolio, powering 21.% of the country’s gross generation.

First Gen is a natural gas pioneer and owns four out of the five natural gas-fired power plants in the country. These are the 1500-MW Sta. Rita and San Lorenzo plants, the 97-MW Avion and the 414-MW San Gabriel power plant. Avion will be the first power plant in the Philippines to run on aero-derivative gas turbines while the San Gabriel plant is expected to be the most efficient natural gas-fired plant in Southeast Asia. First Gen also has the largest portfolio of power plants that use clean, renewable and indigenous fuels. The plants are present in all three grids of the Philippines, and can serve the baseload, mid-merit and peaking market segments.

“Going forward, we continue to keep our eye on remaining relevant, effective, pioneering, and smart about the choices we make in moving towards a decarbonized world… First Gen continues to care about the world we live in, and we will continue to dare to make positive contributions.” 


– President and Chief Operating Officer, Francis Giles B. Puno​


Job Description


Here at FPH-First Gen, we take pride in our work of energizing the Philippines through clean power generation technologies. As we grow to become the best in the industry, we are in constant need of people who are driven to excel and empowered to make a difference.

Make a difference with us by:

  • Managing the financing agreements of the operating companies of First Gen. Monitoring, reviewing, and implementing compliance to all lender requirements and loan covenants. Conducting and monitoring of loan repayments and interest payments to all lenders and ensures the accuracy of interest charges and other fees.

  • Expediting and implementing daily disbursements by monitoring cash balances, checking the supporting documents and implementing foreign exchange transactions prior to preparation of payment instructions.

  • Creating and maintaining its own financial model for each of the operating companies to be used for forecasting, dividend projections, budgeting, and running sensitivity analyses.

  • Monitoring the budget for the operating companies of First Gen which includes comparing the financial projections with actual monthly financial reports and checking for variances.

  • Participating in and contributing to various financing activities of First Gen.

  • Performing due diligence and concentrating on financial issues on the business development opportunities by reading and reviewing all financial agreements and related contracts.

  • Preparing and ensuring timely submission of reportorial requirements to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and other government agencies/financial institutions.​


Requirements


Minimum education requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in any business related course


Ideal education requirement

Bachelor’s degree in any business related course


Minimum qualifications:


  • Years work experience in financial modeling, preferably CFA charterholder

  • Has good analytical skills

  • Skillful in writing reports and creating, delivering high-quality presentation

  • Has basic knowledge of the power industry

  • Proficient in the English language, both in written and oral​

​​​​For interested applicants, please email your CV's to:​

Doris Carla R. Viray ​ |  HR Associate | (02) 449 6400 | drviray@firstgen.com.ph​

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Date Posted February 14, 2019

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CORPORATE FINANCE OFFICER


MRC Allied Inc. is a publicly listed company at the Philippine Stock Exchange. Incorporated in 1990 and listed back in 1995 with 500 million shares and an initial offering of three pesos (P3.00) per share. It has pursued various portfolios such as Property Development and Mining Exploration. In 2015, MRC disclosed its plan to venture into the renewable energy sector and created a subsidiary that will carry out its clean energy projects. This is in line with the company’s vision to be a globally competitive company in pursuing investments that boost local industries and improve the lives of the common Filipino and our mission to develop and implement projects, in partnership with our stakeholders both in the private and public sector, which advance shareholder’s interests, promote employee welfare, and stimulate sustainable community development. ​


Job Description


The Corporate Finance Officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, the metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. ​

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the finance and treasury functions of the company, including meeting short and long-term funding needs 

  • Directs preparation of fiscal records and financial plans, policies, and reports 

  • Ensures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements 

  • Directs oversight of audits, works closely with the Board Audit Committee 

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solution 

  • Participates in the development of the corporation's plans and programs 

  • Develops and communicates financial vision and strategy 

  • Directs preparation of annual operating and business fiscal plans (budgets) 

  • Develops financial forecasts and monitors financial health, monitoring guardrails around financial commitments 

  • Works with the business to optimize business performance and planning 

  • Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization (i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers and pension funds and investments) ​

  • Evaluates capital expenditures, investment activities and portfolio management 

  • Ensures timely and accurate business/financial reports and plans 

  • Determines appropriate capital structure 

  • Initiates and oversees execution of all capital market transactions 

  • Develop financial and tax strategies 

  • Understands how regulatory reform will impact the business and helps ensure the business is best positioned to respond 

  • Manages aspects of risk through accounting, audit, planning and treasury functions 

  • Manages investor relations function 

  • Serves as company’s representative to financial/investment community, third party customers and stakeholders 

  • Manages banking and investment banking relationships 

  • Oversees and delivers recommendations to the Board of Directors and Board committees regarding financials, audit matters, investments, and strategic initiatives and direction 


Requirements

  • Having passed CFA exams or with an MBA in Finance and a licensed CPA is viewed favorably 

  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience is required for this position 

  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills 

  • Exposure on investor relations and equity analysis 

  • In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices 

  • Strong financial analytical and problem-solving skills 

Work Location: 

  • Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 

​​​​For interested applicants, please email your CV's to:​

Elaine B Nicolasora ​ |  OIC, Admin Officer | (02) 846 7910 | elaine.nicolasora@mrcallied.com​_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________​​​

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AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by looking past market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Our focus on practical insights and analysis has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

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The Team

AQR Capital Management is looking for an exceptionally talented individual with 5-10 years of experience to join our BD Services team. 

The BD Services team serves a core function within AQR's Business Development group by supporting sales and client service efforts. The primary responsibility of the role is to partner with Product Specialists and Business Development team members to create standardized and customized presentation materials for use in client and prospect meetings. A successful candidate operates well independently as well as in a team environment and is proactive and creative about problem-solving.

Your Role

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 What You'll Bring

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  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with advanced functions in Excel is a plus
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Who You Are

  • Enjoys working independently as well as within a team
  • Determined to learn AQR's suite of product offerings and complex financial models and concepts
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  • Collaborate with colleagues across various teams and departments
  • Well-organized with the ability to multi-task and work within tight timeframes
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About AQR Capital Management

AQR is a global investment management firm built at the intersection of financial theory and practical application. We strive to deliver superior, long-term results for our clients by looking past market noise to identify and isolate what matters most, and by developing ideas that stand up to rigorous testing. Our focus on practical insights and analysis has made us leaders in alternative and traditional strategies since 1998.

At AQR, our employees share a common spirit of academic excellence, intellectual honesty and an unwavering commitment to seeking the truth. We're determined to know what makes financial markets tick – and we'll ask every question and challenge every assumption. We recognize and respect the power of collaboration, and believe transparency and openness to new ideas leads to innovation.

The Team

AQR Capital Management is looking for a highly talented individual with 3-5 years of experience to join Model Data group. This team is responsible for overseeing the production and research of data processes for the research, portfolio implementation and other critical stakeholders within the firm.

Your Role

  • Expertise in the daily data load and validation process
  • Potential to expand your technical expertise and gain more experience and training in Python, SQL and machine learning
  • Monitor and manage the daily process
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  • Assess data validation exceptions
  • Research and interpret the effect of economic and/or corporate events on data related to: markets, financial instruments, economic indicators, financial analysis measures, etc
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What You'll Bring

  • 3+ relevant working experience
  • Bachelors/Masters/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline
  • Knowledge of or experience in some of the following:
  • SQL, Python
  • Economic events and related indicators
  • Financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, derivatives, futures
  • Financial statement analysis and corporate finance
  • Portfolio management (factor investing)
  • Statistical measures and analysis
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Who You Are

  • Organized and able to work under daily deadlines
  • Able to prioritize and optimize own workload as a function of unexpected events and existing parallel/serial workflows
  • Ability to balance/optimize finding own solutions and asking for help
  • Good communicator who is able to be persistent and effective in following up on issues that block the process which requires input from others in order to be solved​


     For interested applicants, please email your CV's to:​

Jay Tero | Recruitment Officer | 09950968308 |  florentino.tero@infinit-o.com

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