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Associate Director, Project & Structured Finance

Applications close: Sunday 29 January 2023

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  • Join one of Australia’s Best Places to Work and Employer of Choice (NFP & Public Sector) 2021   
  • Supportive culture, offering flexibility and career growth 
  • Challenge yourself to make a difference in supporting Australia to build a more sustainable future 

Export Finance Australia is the Government’s export credit agency.

We provide financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and our partners. Through our loans, guarantees, bonds and insurance options we enable SMEs, corporates and governments to take on export-related opportunities, and support infrastructure development in the Pacific region and beyond.

About you

  • Degree qualified in business, finance, accounting, business administration, law and/or relevant technical disciplines. 
  • 3 or more years at Associate Director level or equivalent, with strong experience in executing midmarket to larger sized corporate transactions.    
  • Strong written communication skills and experience in the preparation of credit proposals and in the execution of transactions including experience in dealing with legal documentation. 
  • Strong credit analysis skills including thorough knowledge with respect to balance sheet, P & L and cashflow analysis, preferably with financial modelling skills.    
  • Solid debt financing experience across a wide range of market segments: from institutional corporate clients through to business banking. There is also a preference for candidates with project and structured financing experience.  
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge and manage relationships with external clients, alliance partners, consultants, and internal stakeholders.  
  • Ability to work effectively in small, highly intra-dependent team within a broader Business Development team environment. 
  • Ability to undertake some regional and interstate travel.  
  • Collaborative, positive, 'can do' mindset, able to drive creative solutions, and is outcomes-focussed.  
  • Experience in negotiating loan documentation and familiarity with complex financing agreements.  
  • Superior stakeholder influencing and management skills, with the ability to deal effectively with clients, investors and financiers, key government contacts, consultants and colleagues. ▪ Have a continuous improvement mindset so as to improve internal processes and customer experience.   

Even if you haven’t ticked every box but this role resonates with you, don't rule yourself out just yet, we'd love to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Work with the Directors to build, develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships with investors, financiers, advisors, project proponents and multi-lateral and government agencies.  
  • Undertake the structuring and completion of transactions by providing analytical support and advice.   
  • Undertake required due diligence (financial, credit, legal etc) to be able to complete internal credit submissions.  
  • Engage with Credit, E&S, Portfolio Management, Legal, External Relations and other internal departments during the documentation and execution phase of transactions to ensure completion and a smooth transfer of responsibility.  
  • Complete EFA’s origination, execution and industry relationship activities for project and structured finance transactions.  
  • Increase the market’s understanding of EFA and the financing solutions it can provide. 
  • Develop strategies for business development, sector development and product development within the allocated sector.  
  • Role model and demonstrate EFA’s expected behaviours by acting as an EFA ambassador. 
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to more junior members of the PSF team to increase engagement, facilitate learning and improve overall performance. 

How to apply

Applications close: Sunday, 29 January 2023 

Interviews will occur in parallel, so please apply ASAP. 

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must hold Australian Citizenship at the time of application. 

To apply, email your CV to recruitment@exportfinance.gov.au    

By choosing to apply, you agree to the recruitment privacy policy. 

We invite and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

If you are a candidate with a disability, let us know how we can provide you with additional support. 

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered on this occasion. 

About Export Finance Australia

Export Finance Australia is the Government’s export credit agency. 

At Export Finance Australia, our financial solutions help exporters take their products, services and expertise around the globe. We provide financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and our partners. We enable SMEs, corporates and governments to take on export-related opportunities, and support infrastructure development in the Pacific region and beyond. 

The reason our people join us, stay with us and grow with us is because they wholeheartedly believe in our purpose. They can see the impact we create for our customers. 

For more information about us, please refer to our website