Director BU and Structured Financing

  • Competitive
  • Montreal, QC, Canada Montreal QC CA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Rio Tinto
  • 09 Jul 18 2018-07-09


  • Great opportunity to work for a global company at the forefront of mining
  •  A unique opportunity to contribute to Rio Tinto’s Finance leadership team
  • Role based in Montreal, Canada

About the role

We are looking for a Director, Business Units and Structured Financing to develop financing strategy and execute financial solutions that allow the Business Units (BUs) to deliver their strategic and operating agendas by ensuring a close dialogue with the businesses and drawing on the support of external service providers when appropriate. The role is responsible for funding group operations and projects on commercial terms and at a competitive price, reducing commercial and political risks as well as internal group capital management at the BU level.

This role is a great opportunity to act as a key interface with Business Unit CFOs and third party providers, and ensuring BUs have access to a wide range of treasury services to support their business priorities. Reporting to the Head of BU and Structured Finance, you will be:

  • Acting as an advisor and primary contact, identifying treasury and financial risks issues early and proposing actionable solutions
  • Developing and executing financial strategies taking into consideration commercial, legal, tax, and financial risks in providing equity, shareholder finance, structured finance or project finance
  • Managing strong collaborative relationships with BU CFOs and entity finance directors to ensure that Treasury is positioned as a core business partner
  • Managing key external relationships with banks, multilateral/bi-lateral agencies and external financial and legal advisors
  • Developing and fostering relationships with joint venture partners including governments and competitors
  • Implementing strict governance, ensuring that Rio Tinto corporate finance activities are in compliance with group policies and procedures
  • Leading and developing a manager you will be assisting business units in delivering projects around the globe


About you 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A Post Graduate degree (MBA, CFA, Engineering or equivalent)
  • Significant experience in arranging/negotiating large scale non-recourse international financing as well as demonstrated project financing experience
  • Strong knowledge of financial concepts and knowledge of capital markets, valuation, financial instruments, cash management/Treasury management system
  •  Ability to transform strategy, insight and complex financial information into compelling business advice
  • Good understanding of accounting, legal, and tax standards relevant to treasury
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills coupled with cross-cultural awareness
  • An in-depth understanding of business and commercial realities
  • ·Proven ability to liaise with external and internal stakeholders effectively


It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • CA/CPA qualification
  • Recognized Treasury qualification (e.g. ACT)
  • Advanced financial modelling skills


About us

Rio Tinto Treasury is a centralised support and service function acting as a central banker to the Group. Treasury is responsible for the efficient financing and management of the Group's internally generated funds and its net external funding requirements. It also manages the group’s capital structure and key financial risks.

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.