Financial Analysis Graduate Program

Cintra

Who is Cintra?

With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning over 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes nearly 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $24.8 billion. Cintra manages over $10 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada.

 

What makes us different?

Our people come first. We want every single employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on growth potential, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both national and international opportunities. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and play hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast-paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly.

 

Your next calling:

Challenge by Cintra is a training program for recent graduates eager to succeed by providing hands-on experience in a fast-tracked career path of your area of expertise. We look forward to hearing what you bring to the table.

 

As the Financial Analysis Trainee, you will have the opportunity to provide Cintra with financial analysis, which results key in the company’s decision-making process. Its main working tool will be financial models that reflect how projects may potentially perform throughout the life of each project, revealing which investment opportunities are best for Cintra to pursue. The Financial Analysis Trainee will be involved in both Cintra’s business development activities and portfolio management in North America. To provide proper analysis, the Financial Analysis Trainee will support the team to build the models, optimize them according to each project’s needs/requirements, and help them to structure the analysis and communicate its main conclusions and investment recommendations.

 

Functions key to success:

  • Work with financial models in Excel; financial models will be built and operated according to the operating, commercial and financial characteristics of each project.
  • Assists in the preparation and interpretation of complex financial information and provide financial analysis in a variety of contexts, including project bids, concession transactions and M&A activities
  • Support the team when conducting sensitivity analyses, as well as develop various cases to test the robustness of financial structures under multiple scenarios.
  • Manage several projects at a time, which are all at different stages of development
  • Working closely with senior members of the team and other teams; as a flat structured team you will gain an enormous learning curve when stepping into this environment

 

What you bring to the table:

You have worked hard to achieve success in your educational career, now put it to use. If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Finance or related you are half way there with the needed abilities for this position.

 

With success comes a high level of professionalism. We already know you possess the following qualities, but we just wanted to remind you of what is important to Cintra:

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, specially Excel
  • High analytical capability
  • Aspirations to eventually obtain a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Superior technical report writing and communication skills
  • Prior experience or exposure in the field is a plus, but not required
  • Ethical, caring and with the ability to work in a collaborative environment

 

Our working environment:

Cintra wants to ensure that all employees are comfortable and able to work in the type of culture and environment we have built our business on. Our office is typically quiet with low noise levels; however, you will often hear employees laughing and talking amongst themselves. Effective communication will be key for this role and will require you to talk and hear others. You will probably spend a majority of your time sitting and/or walking around the office, whether to visit a co-worker or make it to a meeting on time and there may be occasional long hours to put in if you are diligently working to complete a project and finish a report. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus, as necessary to use a computer. There could be a time when you may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, but not very often. Finally, there will be some local travel that will be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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