Senior Investment Associate - Shell Ventures - San Francisco, CA
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 15, 2019
Shell Ventures, Shell's wholly-owned venture capital arm, invests
in promising companies that want to solve the world's existing and
future energy and mobility demands. We look for impactful
technologies and business models that could be true needle movers
Our team is looking to add an exceptional commercial finance
professional at the Senior Investment Associate level. This person
is generally the Finance Lead in the deal team with significant
responsibility to support investment decisions through the entire
venture capital lifecycle: evaluate prospective companies, work
closely with Shell technical and business units, across Shell to
assess strategic value, lead and manage financial due diligence,
and be an instrumental part of the core investment team. The Senior
Associate will have a valued voice in the investment decision
process and work closely with the senior team members, providing
key financial valuations, economic analyses and transaction
support. The role has significant external focus: Shell Ventures
interacts extensively in the external innovation ecosystem,
including other corporate and independent VC firms, accelerators,
start-ups and scale-ups.
The role will involve engaging with Shell businesses and functions
to help understand existing and new business models and deployment
opportunities, to support commercial decision making, risk and
performance management, to provide transparency and enable business
performance based on core finance skills in treasury, tax,
controlling and accounting. The Senior Investment Associate
connects with relevant areas including Finance in Integrated Gas,
Projects and Technology, Downstream, Treasury, Group Reporting,
Controllers, Tax, Financial Modelling Team and ensures a proper end
to end transparency of cost and ensuring appropriate guidance to
portfolio choices, from a Financial advice standpoint. The role
will include working on deals for the wider New Energy business.
Therefore it will be critical to take an integrative leadership
role, drive collaboration and ensure that accountabilities are
clear with focus on deliverables and outcomes.
- Opportunity Evaluation: Evaluate and recommend potential
portfolio companies basing decisions on key qualitative and
quantitative analysis. Key skills include financial modeling,
valuation, capitalization table analysis, investment
- Deal Delivery: Lead financial due diligence and completion
support. Eager to build venture capital practices, including VC
term sheets and entrepreneurial challenges.
- Internal: Liaise with other Finance functional areas, including
Tax, Treasury, Controllers and Business Finance.External: Remain up
to date with external developments and trends in venture capital
developments and practices. Stay in tune with the innovation
ecosystem, including new technologies, market developments, new
investment products, startup world and other macro-economic
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with
about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to
meet the world's growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions
in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially
responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining
and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and
marketing of chemicals.
As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set
high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged
by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty,
integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based
on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and
professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct
Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and
inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from
our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce
and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading
to greater innovation and better energy solutions.
- Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time
basis for anyone other than current employer.
- Post Graduate Degree in Finance (eg CPA, CMA or CFA) or
Economics (e.g. financial MBA) is required.
- Minimum of eight (8) years overall working experience
- At least four (4) years of transaction background (e.g.
M&A, PE/VC, Commercial Finance)
- Experience as CFO of a startup company or experience in power
or mobility is preferred
- Significant experience in the following areas:
- Financial Modeling, Valuation and Analysis
- Mergers, Acquisition and Divestments
- Finance Input to Commercial Decisions
- Risk Management and Internal Control
- Business Partnering
- Strategy Development, Execution and Portfolio management
- Corporate Finance and Funding
- Governance and Assurance
- Financial Controls
- Commercial Contract Management
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