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Corporate Finance at d.light


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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3 weeks ago

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); d.light is a global leader and pioneer in delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy. d.light provides distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses that are transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy. Through four hubs in Africa, China, South Asia and the United States, d.light has sold close to twenty million solar light and power products in 62 countries, improving the lives of over 80 million people. d.light is dedicated to providing the most reliable, affordable and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world and reaching million people by . Vision: d.light envisions a future where everyone is empowered by the freedom and improved quality of life that comes with access to reliable, affordable, clean solar energy. Mission: To create a brighter future by making clean energy products universally available and affordable Goal: Before the end of , d.light will have helped to transform the lives of million people. Values: We live the values of i.HOPE – Innovative, Honest, Optimistic, Passionate and Empathetic

About Job

The role is responsible for the end-to-end fundraising efforts across all segments of the balance sheet including equity, corporate debt, structured finance, and working capital finance. You will be charged with managing our existing lender and investor base. You will also be charged with broadening our investor base by developing strong relationships with the venture capital, private equity, banks and developmental institutions. The goal of the role is to fund the company effectively (ensure liquidity to meet growth ambitions with low cost and flexible capital) and drive innovative financial outcomes. In addition, ensure compliance with funding contracts, compliance reporting, and financial analytics

Roles & Responsibilities

Participate in setting the d. light financing strategy and objectives, Accountable for corporate fundraising processes, both equity and debt, work with operational teams to plan and execute major initiatives, Meet capital needs of business through effective raising of debt, equity etc, Proactively identify sources of capital and funding to support d.light’s strategic goals, Optimize the balance structure, balancing risk, cost, and liquidity, Direct, develop and revise financial policies for capital structure, dividends, working capital, treasury operations, foreign currency risk management, interest rate risk management, and insurance risk management, Drive industry leading cost of capital, and flexible financial structures aligned with operational goals, Build Financial partnerships by creating proposals, pitching presentations, and managing due diligence requests stemming from the company’s existing and prospective partners, Manage contracting, registration, and compliance by ensuring that the company meets the requirements of all financing partnerships and identify and develop new partnerships, Playing a leading role in coaching and developing his/her team.


MBA qualification in Finance, Business Administration, or related field, 7 years’ experience in Financial services in top tier investment banking environment, preferable in corporate finance or capital markets areas (DCM or ECM), Experience working on the African continent, Experience in capital and debt raising, Capital Management, Knowledge of reporting requirements for debt, capital and other financial instruments, Advanced analytical, organization and interpersonal skills, Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly analytical, entrepreneurial environment, Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders, Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work as part of a team, Strong oral and written communication skills, including sound presentation skills, Flexibility in resolving issues and addressing changing priorities, Ability to develop strong internal and external relationships, Financial analysis skills and strategic thinking, Attention to detail, Self-motivated.

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