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Assistant Portfolio Manager



Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

About SkySpecs

SkySpecs is simplifying renewable energy asset management by offering purpose-built technologies and services that help our customers deliver industry-leading productivity, efficiency, and returns. Every day we help our customers unlock the power of their data so they can make confident, informed decisions. Our team brings deep industry experience and a willingness to get our hands dirty to first understand and then solve customer problems on the ground.

SkySpecs launched the world’s first completely autonomous blade inspection product in 2016 with a custom-designed drone system. Since then, SkySpecs has inspected over 90% of the wind turbines in the US and we’ve expanded globally, becoming the world leader in understanding the health of turbine blades. Identifying issues with turbine blades is only the first step. In 2019, SkySpecs launched Horizon to be a platform for SkySpecs to offer a multi-layered solution for customers that includes: data collection, wind turbine blade engineering expertise, and a place for all stakeholders to collaborate to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, and create plans for high-cost repair campaigns. In 2021, SkySpecs acquired two companies specializing in wind turbine drivetrain monitoring and financial management, further expanding our asset management portfolio. Ultimately, this will help reduce the cost and risk of operations for the industry.

What will I be getting myself into?

SkySpecs will probably be unlike any place you’ve ever worked. The second you walk in the door (or log in, if you are remote), you will feel the high-energy environment filled with incredibly smart people solving hard problems. SkySpecs values collaboration, multidisciplinary problem solving, and a mantra of ‘under-promise, over-deliver’. SkySpecs is at a critical growth period where there are endless opportunities to make an impact.

The internal finance team makes managing complex renewable energy financial accounting easy. We minimize the time spent on financial admin by offering a fully outsourced solution to our clients, wind/solar asset managers and funds. We utilize our platform to crunch the data and provide financial outputs and insights to our clients who are looking for consistent, secure and timely information to make decisions on. The challenge to bring all the information into one place and drive very valuable outputs and insights from the data is an ever-evolving technical challenge. At the same time we service the internal finance and accounts team within skyspecs to provide the same services to the Holding company and its various subsidiaries.

As an Assistant Portfolio Manager, you will:

Join the FAM team at SkySpecs, you join a team that is passionate about driving renewable energy businesses forward. Our vision is to make renewable energy assets the best managed and most sustainable real asset class.

  • Produce monthly and quarterly consolidation accounts for leading renewable energy funds and IPPs
  • Have best-in-class IFRS, FRS102 and US GAAP knowledge
  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of allocated clients along with the portfolio managers including invoicing, revenue recognition, journals, compliance and treasury.
  • Manage the annual audit process end-to-end with the portfolio managers
  • Manage client relationships and ensure they have the information they need when they need it.
  • Work with the internal finance team leads to identify pain points, and solutions and ultimately drive efficiencies in the Asset Management Team

Core skills needed:

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and complex environment to lead/drive complex operational and efficiency initiatives.
  • Ability to guide teams and identify/mitigate risks.
  • Ability to manage diverse tasks and ensure accuracy, timeliness, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills as the job requires verbal and written interaction across geographies.
  • Excellent business partnership, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Passionate about finance innovation and future of finance

Perks of the Job:

  • Generous Leave Plan that is probably the best in the industry
  • Well-defined training budget to upskill based on interest areas
  • Continuous Delivery: We deploy multiple times every day and believe strongly that fast iterations make for better products
  • Flexibility: We have a trust-based culture. Practically, if you need to work from home to manage work-life balance, you are free to do so. We all collaborate in our office space thrice a week, which is usually a Monday, Wednesday & Friday!
  • Global Diversity: You get to work with teams from 5 different countries and innumerable nationalities

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