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Commercial and Financial Portfolio Manager - Stellenbosch

Reference: 5566DB

Job Description:

Support corporate governance and risk management oversight
Provide commercial and financial transactions oversight support
Review of business plans for commercial opportunities within protected areas and for community development opportunities
Financial and commercial evaluation of project investment opportunities, including review of transaction documentation and legal frameworks
Provide support for various conservation finance work scopes as the company portfolio develops and matures
Assist Manager of Finance and Enterprise and the Chief Investment Officer as required
Represent the company on the board, financial, audit and risk committees and directly interact with the management teams on a regular basis
Identify the KPI’s and develop reporting templates in collaboration with the Projects Systems and Compliance team
Interact with management teams to oversee the implementation of KPIs set and to monitor and ensure correction by management structures as need be for the successful delivery of those KPIs
Cashflow forecasting and budget control
Provide operational support as required
Provide monthly reports and performance reporting dashboards to management

Qualifications:

10+ years in the financial sector with excellent commercial, financial and business management skills and track record
Experience in the conservation tourism sector will be an advantage
Knowledge of the operation of education institutions, with understanding of both funding and key operating metrics
Management experience of a portfolio of operations, demonstrating an understanding of key business drivers, control thereof and good governance practices
Experience in financial modelling, due diligence, and investment case analysis;
Corporate transaction experience, including review of legal agreements and knowledge of transactional environments in various African jurisdictions
Good communicator and ability to build/work with a diverse multi-disciplinary team and, crucially, to embrace and embody the culture and values at all times
Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders
Technologically astute, with ability to establish strong KPI frameworks both for self-measurement and portfolio performance
Belief in the company mission and the partnership-minded structure(s) through which the company seeks to achieve this mission

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