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BMO Financial Group Analyst or Associate, Global Project & Structured Finance in New York, New York

Supports the origination and structuring of project finance and highly structured lending transactions across a variety of industries and asset classes including power generation, utilities, infrastructure, energy and energy transition. The position requires an individual who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and has a proven track record of coordinating internal and external teams to meet transaction deadlines. The individual will ultimately be responsible for supporting senior professionals in the day-to-day execution of these transactions, and ongoing management of the loan portfolio. The ability to work independently with minimal guidance under time constraints will be a key differentiator of success.

Origination and Execution:

  • Understand the construction, operational, and financing inputs to the project financial model including investing significant time in preparing and explaining credit scenarios and sensitivities, key metrics, and summary outputs

  • Support, and eventually lead, various aspects of project financing transactions through to closing. These include but are not limited to:

  • Credit analysis

  • Risk and return analysis

  • Due diligence (contracts, legal memoranda, etc.)

  • Third-party consultant reports (independent engineer, market/insurance/environmental consultant, etc.)

  • Credit documentation support (financing agreements, term sheets, etc.)

  • Financial closing coordination

  • AML/KYC and client onboarding activities and coordination

  • Virtual data room (VDR) management

  • Assist in preparing credit documentation (i.e., applications, memoranda, presentations, etc.) for internal (investment and risk committees) and external stakeholders (clients, investors, lenders, developers)

  • Summarize diligence materials to develop and produce coherent recommendations and identify key risks and mitigants

  • Run internal return models

  • Coordinate with credit and operations teams from origination through close and funding

Portfolio:

  • Lead annual reviews of loan portfolio, maintain borrower monthly and quarterly compliance reporting, and respond to internal / external audits

  • Monitor and support portfolio of greenfield and operational projects including refinancing, consent / waiver / amendment processes, and other credit events that may impact the borrower

  • Considers risk, internal controls and compliance as part of day-to-day accountabilities and adheres to policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance/accounting, economics with outstanding academic achievement

  • Minimum of 2 years of financial services experience analyzing large corporate, commercial or project finance credit risk

  • Analyst: 1+ year(s) of related project finance experience is an asset

  • Associate: 2 or more years of related project finance experience is an asset

  • 1 - 2 years of rigorous financial modelling experience with strong familiarity with financial reporting

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail

  • Outstanding communication (written, oral, listening) and interpersonal skills with ability to present complex information succinctly to internal and external audiences

  • Self-starter with ability to learn quickly and work independently while also being able to work effectively in a team environment

  • Desire and willingness to demonstrate accountability and proactively anticipate team needs

  • Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmoharris.com .

BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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