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Financing & Loans Specialist

Job Requisition No.:  20812
Category:  Shore-Based

Reporting structure

Reports To:

Head of Financing and Loans Administration

Direct Reportees:

None

Job Summary and Purpose

Coordinate banking, financing and capital markets activities related to corporate and project financing for QGTC and its subsidiaries/affiliates, as well as Rating Agency matters and manage the preparation of submissions to Rating Agencies.
Monitor compliance with financing agreements for the debt portfolio of QGTC and its subsidiaries/affiliates, and manage liquidity across subsidiaries/joint ventures. 

Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities:

Compliance:
1.    Ensure full compliance with all the covenants mentioned in all the financing agreements across all the joint ventures as well as the parent company, through looking at aspects such as reporting requirements, information requirements, negative covenants, information covenants, vessel valuation reporting, insurance covenants, restriction on usage of funds and events of default etc., which need to be monitored diligently. 
2.    Compile data and information for lenders/agent related KYCs, regulatory submissions etc., that is very crucial to compliance with regards to financing agreements. 
3.    Interact with Banks, Lenders and other Financial Institutions on Financing and Capital Markets matters, and attend Rating Agency meetings and prepare necessary materials for Rating Agencies. 

Financing and Capital Markets Analysis:
4.    Review and draft term sheets and covenants, and prepare financial models and analysis for coordinating and leading the financing and capital markets efforts for the Company, as well as present the information to financial institutions and respond to queries in order to accomplish the financing needs of the Company. 

Risk Management:
5.    Interact with Chief Treasury Officer and Senior Management Team members  on matters of crucial nature such as interest rate risk management, project and corporate financing as well as financial advisory approvals by the GTC, new projects enterprise risk management, etc.

Financial Models:
6.    Update the financial models for financing and Capital Markets Activities, and verify and assess financial modelling and analysis work performed by other parties (internal or external).   

Monitor Liquidity Position:
7.    Perform scenario, sensitivity and liquidity analysis and provide feedback on the same to the respective parties. 

Accountabilities - 2

Generic Accountabilities:

Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment (QHSE):
8.    Adhere to all relevant QHSE policies, procedures, instructions and controls so that NAKILAT provides a safe, world class, secure and environmentally responsible service to customers, the public and its own people.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures:
9.    Participate in developing the Treasury function related policies and procedures and ensure their proper implementation. 

Others:
10.    Perform due diligence of any new projects/investments as required. 
11.    Conduct Risk Management activities to implement effective enterprise risk management practices for Treasury Department. 
12.    Oversee the preparation of cash and dividend forecast for the board meetings of the joint ventures. 
13.    Carry out any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.

Accountabilities - 3

Accountabilities - 4

Competencies

Achievement Oriented - Intermediate
Cash Management - Specialist
Collaboration & Team Work - Intermediate
Customer Centricity - Intermediate
Debt Capital Administration - Specialist
Drive Vision - Intermediate
Empower & Nurture Talent - Intermediate
Financial Planning and Budgeting - Specialist
Financial Products Knowledge - Specialist
Financing Strategy - Specialist
Interactive Communication - Intermediate
Investment Management - Specialist
Loans Agreements Knowledge - Specialist
Relationship with Financial Institutions - Specialist
Solution Oriented - Intermediate
Treasury Operations - Practitioner

Key Result Areas

•    Effective relationship management with Capital Market Institutions and Rating Agencies to ensure most competitive financing cost.  
•    Ensure full compliance with all the covenants mentioned in all the financing agreements across all the joint ventures and parent company
•    Effective structuring and implementation of Financing and Capital Market needs of the Company.  
•    Effective Financial modelling management for various financing and capital market activities.  
•    Timely and accurate analysis and reporting regarding company projects, financing structures, liquidity position and other Treasury Department matters. 

Interactions and Working Relations

Internal:
•    Senior Management Team and different functions within Nakilat.

External:
•    Banks and Financial Institutions
•    Financial Advisors and Financial Consultants  
•    Rating Agencies
•    Security Trustees, Loan and Bond Facility Agents, etc.  JV Partners and potential partners 
•    External Auditors and Consultants 
•    External Financing Counsel and Law Firms

Financial Authorities

Not Applicable

Qualifications, Experience and Job Skills

Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in banking, finance, accounting or any other related field. 

Experience:
•    A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in a large scale loan administration function preferably in Oil/LNG industry.
•    Prior experience in Financing, Capital Markets, Loan Administration and Compliance of project financings and corporate financings with international banks.

Job Specific Skills:
•    Ability to manage relationships with Finance parties including lenders, Facility Agents, Inter-Creditor Agents, Trustees, Account Banks and other financial institutions that may be swap counter parties
•    Understanding of Treasury Operations and Management 
•    Ability to liaise with international financial institutions and rating agencies
•    Ability to maintain loan and financing compliance models to produce covenant reports
•    Competent in Corporate Finance Documentation
•    Economic Analysis and Financial Modelling skills
•    Computer proficiency involving advance-level use of spreadsheets MS Excel (advance level); presentation and graph packages
•    Understanding and knowledge of Agency and Trust function at banks

Financing & Loans Specialist

Department:  Treasury
City:  1101


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