Financial Analyst - Low Carbon Solutions

Financial Analyst - Low Carbon Solutions

Company: Aera Energy Services Company


Location: Bakersfield, CA

Job Description: At Aera, we’re accelerating our more than 25-year journey by focusing on what we do best: safely delivering the reliable and affordable energy that Californians depend on today and will need for years to come. As part of our shared vision for California’s energy future, we’re leading the way in the next generation of energy production focusing on the coexistence of oil and gas with the deployment of renewable energy to reduce emissions, support local economies and create jobs. Through delivering the oil and gas people need today and investing in lower carbon energy production, we are helping meet the state’s transition to carbon neutrality while providing the energy Californians need to power their daily lives. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Financial Analyst to join our Commercial Strategy and Business Development team. As a Financial Analyst, you will play a vital role in ensuring the financial health and success across our Low Carbon Solutions portfolio. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic team at the intersection of clean energy technology and environmental sustainability. Your expertise will be pivotal in assessing the feasibility, financial viability, and investment opportunities within the dynamic landscape of carbon sequestration and power generation technologies. The successful candidate will be responsible for financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, and supporting decision-making processes related to project development. What you will be doing: Develop and maintain financial models for renewables, carbon sequestration and power generation projects, including revenue projections, cost analysis, and cash flow forecasting. Conduct thorough analyses to assess the costs associated with implementing carbon capture technologies and sustainable power generation methods against the expected benefits and returns. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the preparation of financial reports, investment proposals, and business plans. Conduct financial analysis and evaluate the economic viability of portfolio projects by assessing key performance indicators (KPIs) and risk factors. Assist in financial due diligence, including the evaluation of project financing options and structuring. Support the negotiation and management of financial agreements, such as project financing, grants, tax incentives, and carbon credit sales. Prepare detailed financial reports, presenting key findings, analysis, and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management. Stay informed about market trends, financial regulations, and policies affecting the clean energy industry and analyze potential funding opportunities, grants, or incentives available for such projects. Assist in ad-hoc financial tasks and projects as required. Required Skills What you need to be successful: Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field. A professional designation (CFA, CPA) is a plus. Proven experience as a financial analyst, ideally in the renewable energy or environmental sector. Strong financial modeling and analysis skills, with proficiency in Excel and financial software. Understanding of project finance, tax equity, and renewable energy financing mechanisms. Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal abilities. Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and capable of working independently or within a team. Commitment to sustainability and a passion for driving positive environmental impact through business initiatives. Aera is looking for candidates who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, authentic individuals who believe in having a career that makes a meaningful impact. Joining our team as a Financial Analyst specialized in carbon sequestration and power generation offers an exciting opportunity to contribute financially and strategically to projects aimed at mitigating carbon emissions while fostering sustainable energy solutions. We are looking for the brightest minds and boldest spirits; people with a passion for learning, growing, and continuously improving and innovating. We want individuals who live our values every day and will help us power great todays and better tomorrows. Aera Energy Services Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled Required Experience See above.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Aera Energy LLC (Aera) is a natural gas, oil exploration and production company jointly owned by Shell Oil Company and ExxonMobil headquartered in Bakersfield, California. In addition, Aera Energy LLC is a California limited liability company, and one of California’s largest oil and natural gas producers, with an approximate 2013 revenues of over $5 billion. Aera is operated as a stand-alone company through its board of directors.1

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