Website NY Green Bank

Location: New York, NY

Overview

NY Green Bank (“NYGB”) is a globally recognized sustainable investment fund with the mission to accelerate clean energy and sustainable infrastructure deployment in New York State (“NYS” or the “State”). NYGB works to increase the size, volume and breadth of sustainable infrastructure investment activity throughout the State, expand the base of investors focused on NYS clean energy opportunities and increase market participants’ access to capital on commercial terms. To achieve these objectives, NYGB collaborates with the private sector to develop transaction structures and methodologies that overcome typical clean energy investment barriers and serve as replicable models for other capital providers. NYGB is a division of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (“NYSERDA”).

As of March 31, 2021, NYGB has invested more than $1.3 billion across a range of technologies including solar, wind, clean transportation, community distributed generation, energy storage, controlled environment agriculture, bioenergy, energy efficiency, and others. NYGB’s investment activities demonstrate that many of the financial market barriers to sustainable infrastructure projects in NYS are surmountable.

NYGB’s teammates are mission-driven, solutions-oriented professionals with:

  • Deep credit, risk, strategy, and operational expertise
  • Extensive project finance experience with a technical edge in clean energy and sustainable infrastructure finance

The team is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and works with a wide range of clean energy market stakeholders with diverse interests and backgrounds – including through its effort to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act by investing in projects benefiting the State’s disadvantaged communities.

NYGB seeks a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational, writing, critical thinking, and quantitative skills to support the Co-Heads of the Operations & Finance team. The Associate will work closely with a small team that manages NYGB’s portfolio, financial, general operations, treasury-related, fund administration, loan servicing, accounting, and financial reporting functions. The Associate will gain hands-on experience to a wide variety of activities, clean energy transactions and the underlying energy technologies.

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with the NYGB Operations & Finance team, support the full range of day-to-day operations activities across the organization with an emphasis on operational strategy, financial planning and analysis, fund administration, and related reporting/presentation of key data, findings and recommendations of these areas.

Operational strategy development and implementation

  • Assume day-to-day management in the assessment and identification of needed initiatives within NYGB operations with an eye toward optimization and improvements
  • Devise, implement and maintain new systems, protocols and/or practices (e.g., onboarding, CRM, optimization, etc.)
  • Communicate with and incorporate feedback from stakeholders including NYSERDA Management, NYGB Management and NYGB staff
  • Assist in the scoping, scheduling and execution of internal meetings and briefing sessions on key operational issues, practices and procedures, including current organizational and industry issues and best practices

Financial planning and analysis

  • Work with large financial data sets to perform regular analyses including those related to treasury-management, capital management. Analyses include weekly liquidity, monthly cash flow, monthly management reports, and capital status updates
  • Perform variance analyses
  • Project manage and perform analysis for annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting

Fund Administration and Accounting

  • Support the Director of Finance to prepare audited and unaudited financial statements
  • Work closely with NYGB’s fund administration team to monitor, analyze and ensure proper accounting of NYGB portfolio and corporate activity. Monitor cash movements in fund accounts (e.g., perform reconciliations and investigations) to identify and resolve breaks
  • Ensure proper internal control measures are met, including to support wires, invoices and internal and external audit requests
  • Review monthly Net Asset Value determinations and related records to ensure accuracy and proper reporting
  • Analyze requests to modify transactions for impact to fund accounting, investment administration and financial planning and analysis as noted above
  • Monitor portfolio activity (e.g., notices) to ensure complete and organized records for every deal

Core Competencies and Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with investment operations and/or project, structured or leveraged finance and investment
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Team-player with demonstrated interest in sustainability / sustainable investments
  • Action/results-oriented: able to execute and get desired results, consistently gets things done in a timely andprofessional manner, honed attention to detail
  • Able to handle a large volume and variety of projects in parallel: able to prioritize and keep all initiatives movingforward to meet deadlines, flexibility to move between projects, including where priorities and objectives shift
  • Involve the right people at the right time for optimal problem-solving and decision-making
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with extensive proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office productsincluding PowerPoint and Word, familiarity with portfolio management, accounting and client relationshipmanagement software or similar systems a plus
  • Able to build trust and strong relationships across (and outside) the organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts

To apply for this job please visit greenbank.ny.gov.