COFARCO, established in 2009, is an independent advisory and intermediary firm providing bespoke finance and risk solutions to the natural resources & commodities markets, covering oil & gas, metals and minerals as well as soft commodities.
We advise corporate customers, from producers to trading entities on debt transactions and risk management. We also act as a supporting resource for banks and futures brokers in managing their commodities portfolio and credit exposure.
Seasoned experts you can count on for professional, discerning service coupled with an in-depth knowledge of commodity and resource finance.
Our values :
OUT-OF-THE BOX THINKING - We leverage our industry-specific expertise to come up with tailor-made solutions where complex finance and risk issues arise.
INDEPENDENCE - As an independent intermediary acting on our clients' behalf, our service is free of bias towards any third party.
EXCELLENCE - We are committed to delivering the highest standards of service in accordance with international best practice.
RELATIONSHIP-DRIVEN - As a privately-owned, independent advisor, our strength lies in the long-term relationships we build with our clients.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - We believe in the value of entrepreneurship and are committed to energizing the transaction process − to make deals happen.
intern (minimum 6 months) to assist the Project and Natural Resources Finance (PNRF)
Responsibilities of the intern will include in particular:
Design, develop and manage cash-flow models for natural resources and infrastructure project finance deals;
Prepare transaction teasers, as well as in-depth information memoranda including scenario and risk analyses for management of petroleum and mining companies;
Liaise with clients in the natural resources industry (corporate, financial institutions, funds and traders)
Effective follow-up of inquiries to prospective financial institutions or insurance markets.
Monitoring of existing transactions, under senior management's guidance, helping clients to comply with documentation requirements and terms.
Participation into the day-to-day accounting and reporting tasks of the company as well as research on identified strategic development areas for the PNRF team such as mining and infrastructure financing.
As in any start-up, the responsibilities are likely to evolve over time. Further involvement with Cofarco's business and clients may certainly be considered for a willing candidate.
Experience / Qualifications / Skills::
Academic background in finance: ideally final year or gap year ("césure") at business school, Master Finance or equivalent;
Strong modelling capability & advanced competence in Excel;
Strong understanding of financial statements;
Ability to work in a small and dynamic company: self-starter able to use own initiative, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Accuracy and sound judgement are key. Able to multitask and flourish in a time-pressured role;
Excellent communication skills are essential as the internship involves building and maintaining relationships with counterparts and clients;
Proven ability to manage a project from start to finish/ highly organized and able to work independently;
Excellent command of/fluency in English is key as English is the main working language.
Start date: Between January 2018 and June 2018.
Duration : minimum 6 months
Location: Office is located in Paris 9th arrondissement