Analyst, Project Finance & Corporate Banking

Hybrid / Toronto, ON
Corporate & Commercial Financing

Our Client

Our client is the Canadian Branch of a full-stack global bank.  The group has more than 130 offices spread across 40 offices worldwide.  The North American division offers commercial and investment banking services to its corporate and institutional clients.  We have partnered with the bank to work on a net new role, Vice President, Business Controls within their Treasury department.

Position Overview

The Project Finance team is looking for an Analyst to support the origination and execution of new project finance and corporate banking transactions in the renewable energy, conventional power, and utility sectors. The new team member will provide analytical and marketing support through the preparation of financial models, complex credit analyses, credit applications, term sheets, presentation materials (pitch books), industry research, as well as through ongoing monitoring and review of the loan portfolio.

Role Responsibilities

  • Participate in the negotiation, structuring, and execution of new transactions. Cross-sell products (derivatives, DCM, trade finance, etc.)
  • Participate in the due diligence of new transactions with an emphasis on understanding the basic elements of the deal, how those relate to assessing risk, and ultimately structuring the transaction to mitigate risk.
  • Prepare and present internal memos for new transactions, assess profitability, prepare credit applications, and complete all internal workflow required for approvals, middle/back-office checks, etc. to facilitate the timely execution of new transactions.
  • Build and manipulate financial models for purposes of projections and sensitivity analyses.
  • Continuously monitor and manage existing transactions, including credit reviews and processing of waivers and amendments, internal reports, and special credit requirements.
  • To ensure that all business activities are in full compliance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, including Anti-Money Laundering policies, and the requirements of the relevant regulatory bodies as communicated by the Compliance Department.
  • Ensure compliance of all internal and external matters in accordance with banking regulations, bank policy and best practices.
  • To coordinate with internal and/or external legal counsel on legal documentation review, and clients to complete the KYC process.
  • Undertake research and analytics related to specific sectors, regions, or loans, and stay abreast of industry trends, opportunities, and general market conditions.
  • To assist with the preparation of budgets and account plans for future business and prepare other analyses or reports as required by the Managing Director.
  • Support marketing and origination of new transactions by preparing pitch books and marketing materials and attending client meetings with senior colleagues.
  • Provide ad hoc reports for management.
  • Attend bank meetings, industry events, conferences, and seminars.

Desired Qualifications

  • University degree in Business, Economics, or Engineering.
  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience in project finance or corporate/investment banking viewed positively.
  • Experience in preparing credit applications, performing cash flow analysis, ability to read and interpret financial statements, and strong accounting skills. Must be proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Able to quickly learn and adapt to new processes and systems. Works well in a culturally diverse and team-oriented environment. Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and an interest in continuous learning. Knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and foreign banks in general are desirable.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, ability to synthesize large amounts of information, analyze risk, and identify mitigating factors.
  • Self-driven and motivated; takes personal ownership of specific assignments. Committed to developing high-end financial modeling skills and competency in the review and negotiation of financing documentation.
  • Highly collaborative and flexible in a team and client environment and ability to form good relationships internally and externally. Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal; comfortable presenting and negotiating externally with clients and key industry contacts and internally with senior management and credit department. Able to coordinate and communicate with various internal departments across the bank.
  • Ability to organize thoughts, clearly articulate points, and provide summaries and explanations of transactions, verbally or in writing to management or other internal departments.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail and an ability to complete work accurately and in a timely manner against strict deadlines.

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Katie Watt

Research and Operations Specialist

Katie enjoys being part of the Research and Operations division at Thorek/Scott and Partners. Katie utilizes her skills in research, project and data management to support the recruiting efforts of the Thorek/Scott and Partners team. She enjoys working in the positive team atmosphere that Thorek/Scott and Partners offers.

After completing her Master’s in Geography at the University of Toronto, Katie worked in consulting in the environmental non-profit sector where she conducted policy analysis and delivered workshops on sustainable development. Katie continues to pursue her passions of environmental protection by volunteering with local environmental non-profit organizations.

Lisa is thrilled to be a part of the team at Thorek/Scott and Partners. Lisa’s deep background in financial services, relationship building, and customer service coupled with her background in operations and support has been instrumental to the firm’s Research and Operations division. Prior to joining Thorek/Scott and Partners, Lisa worked for over 10 years in a large Canadian Bank in front facing, client operational roles. Having worked for large organizations in the past, she is delighted to be part of a close-knit group and enjoys the upbeat office and friendly environment at Thorek/Scott and Partners.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with family and friends.

Derek Young is a former finance professional turned recruitment consultant. He connects top-tier talent with prestigious organizations seeking exceptional leaders. His expertise lies in the recruitment of high-caliber risk and compliance professionals for investment management, real estate, and financial services firms across North America.

Derek joined Thorek/Scott and Partners after a successful tenure with one of the largest globally recognized recruitment firms, where he specialized in consulting legal and compliance professionals across financial & professional services. He is passionate about helping people fulfil their long-term career aspirations. Derek’s personable approach and knowledge of the financial landscape allows him to develop strong relationships with both candidates and clients.

After completing his B.Com from the University of Toronto’s Finance program, Derek began his career as a financial advisor working for two of Canada’s largest wealth managers. These roles taught him the importance of listening to his clients and always putting their goals first. Derek has lived and traveled in Ireland, Europe, Asia and Africa. He enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Lisa is thrilled to join the Thorek/Scott and Partners team and brings 30 years of experience in large public sector organizations. She has held multiple executive leadership positions in the education sector and as CEO was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization including Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology, Finance, Capital, and Leadership.

Lisa brings her insight and experience to executive recruitment. She is a highly motivated and goal-oriented professional dedicated to finding high quality talent.

Lisa has worked with multiple stakeholders within the community and at the Provincial level. She has trained senior executives on Strategic Planning and Implementation in Canada and the United States. She has taught Masters’ level courses and College programs. She has authored documents on Strategic Planning, Poverty, Succession Planning and Leadership Development.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Leadership/Administration. Lisa completed the Executive Leadership programs at Rotman School of Management and the Richard Ivey School of Business as well as earning multiple certificates at the Queens Executive Education Program.

Lisa belongs to several professional organizations including the Professional Women’s Network, Equal Voice and Elevate. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, travelling, and giving back to her community.

Lauren Thorek is proud to be a member of the recruiting team at Thorek/Scott and Partners. Since joining the firm, Lauren has taken an active role in providing the highest levels of service and support to our clients and candidates.

Ethical, passionate and innovative, Lauren builds lasting relationships and strives to create solutions tailored to fit the short-term needs and long-term goals unique to different individuals and organizations. She thrives on challenge and is motivated by exceeding expectations on tough, hard to close searches.

Active in multiple sectors including Real Estate, and Investments and Financial Services, Lauren views success as being a passionate advocate for her candidates and a valued partner to her clients.

Sari Friedman is delighted to be back at Thorek/Scott and Partners. With over 25 years of real estate and finance experience and a passion for people, transitioning into the recruitment industry was a natural fit for Sari. 

She brings multiple experiences and synergetic attributes to her role at Thorek/Scott. Having worked as an equity research associate covering real estate and REITs, Sari has a strong understanding of the real estate industry. She holds a real estate license, has actively traded real estate and is a personal investor. Sari’s technical insight combined with her outstanding business acumen, strong negotiation and research skills adds tremendous value to clients and candidates. 

Sari is well known for her caring and friendly demeanour. She is passionate about helping people with an emphasis on providing an individualized human experience. She will often go above and beyond when coaching her candidates and clients throughout the recruitment process. Sari takes the time to understand the needs of her clients and candidates and creates long lasting relationships. 

Sari graduated from University of Western Ontario majoring in Economics and earned her MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman Management Program. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, travelling and camping.

Steven is a CPA who graduated with an honours bachelors degree in business from McMaster University & from Cornell University with an Executive MBA. Before joining Thorek/Scott he spent his career in industry, building large support service teams and also taking an active role in the overall corporate recruitment functions as a VP/CFO. He prides himself as a recruiter who is transparent, a great communicator and gives honest feedback.

Steven is passionate about travelling, having visited over 130 countries, and about his Toronto Maple Leafs.

Faye Thorek is an accomplished executive search consultant with over 40 years of experience in the Canadian recruitment market. Known for her keen insight and compassionate dedication to her work, Faye envisions herself as an advocate for those with whom she conducts business. Over the years, Faye has consulted numerous companies on how to best craft their strategic vision and then taken the lead on executing that mandate. She has spoken on recruitment and search issues to a wide range of audiences.

Outside of the office, Faye is also a committed investor in people. She volunteers with Out of the Cold, Kids.now, and Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO). She has sat on the Professional Development Steering Committee of the HRPAO. She is a former member of the Board at BFO and the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Having founded Thorek/Scott and Partners over four decades ago, Michael Thorek has been shepherding its growth ever since. Together with his wife, Michael is dedicated to building a business with humanity, innovation, and excellence at its core. A specialist in the recruitment of talent for the Financial Services Industry, Michael has currently turned his interest towards the field of Risk Management, Capital Markets and Database Marketing Analytics. A jack of many trades, Michael is also a father, inventor, scholar and scribe, who possess a keen interest in comparative religions.