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Careers

DIF is a leading independent fund management company, with ca. € 3.7 billion assets under management. Through six infrastructure funds and several co-investment funds, DIF invests in high-quality infrastructure assets that generate long-term and stable cash-flows, including Public Private Partnership projects (PPP/PFI/P3), renewable energy projects and other core infrastructure projects in Europe, North America and Australia.

DIF has a multidisciplinary and international team of ca. 80 professionals located across eight offices in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Paris, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Luxembourg, Toronto and Sydney. The sizeable team and office network allows DIF to originate, execute and manage assets effectively and efficiently.

DIF has invested in and manages more than 170 infrastructure and renewable energy projects, with a total asset value of more than € 25 billion.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Associate, Data/Information Analyst

Summary of Role 

DIF is in need of additional resources to bring IT to the next level. Currently DIF is professionalizing its IT systems with the following projects: moving the organisation to SharePoint Online, Office 365, implementing Oracle Cloud Finance and consolidation software package Tagetik. DIF’s private equity software solution eFront will get a full redesign and upgrade, hence this will become one of the major targets for second half of 2017. Together with our current IT/BI person, you will enable people at DIF to work more efficiently, collaborate online and better streamline processes.

Characteristics DIF is looking for:

  • Pro-active worker
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills
  • Organisational, project management and planning skills
  • Be able to listen and understand DIF and translate it to user friendly tooling
  • Organized and structured way of working
  • Being able to communicate in a way that DIF employees understand
  • Practical and pragmatic working ethic
  • Strong communication skills. Knowledge of multiple languages (other than Dutch & English) a pre.

Your experiences and skills:

  • University degree in Business Administration, IT, Economics, or related field (though we are not looking for a hard core IT person)
  • Ability to build strong relationships with others and desire to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of databases and IT systems
  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Understanding finance is a pre
  • Fluent in Dutch, English

Competencies required:

  • Systematic/eye for detail
  • Initiative/pro-active
  • Customer focus
  • Humour
  • Teamwork

For more information please contact Robert Doekes, Partner T:+31206553795  M: +31622401502 R.Doekes@dif.eu

Analyst, Junior Accountant 

Summary of Role 

DIF Management Luxembourg S.à.r.l. is looking to appoint a Junior Accountant to join its team of 5 in Luxembourg with the following profile.

Professional experience / Qualifications

Main tasks:

  • Supporting with the accounting of DIF Companies, including invoices and bank statements and the quarterly and annual closings and filing for the Companies.
  • Supporting with processing of transactions and cash flows for the Companies and associated companies within the DIF funds, including adding them to our management system.
  • Ensuring that the team maintains files for the Companies in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Liaising with colleagues in- and outside of Luxembourg and with advisors to the Companies, such as the tax advisors, lawyers and auditors.

Your experiences and skills:

  • Has understanding of legal and accounting structures.
  • Has strong Excel and computer skills.
  • Is willing to develop to the role of Accountant.
  • Has a hands-on mentality and strong communication skills.
  • Holds at least an accounting and/or finance bachelor’s degree.
  • Has at least 3 years of relevant working experience.
  • Is willing to travel occasionally.
  • Speaks fluent English.

Competencies required:

  • Technically and analytically strong
  • Systematic & structured
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Sense of humour
  • Eagerness in problem solving
  • Managing responsibilities

For more information please contact Frits Kuiper, Director T: +352 26 27 21 23  M: +352 621277701  F.Kuiper@dif.eu

Associate, UK GAAP Accountant

Summary of role

DIF Management Luxembourg S.à r.l. is looking to appoint a full time or part time Accountant to join its team of 5 in Luxembourg with the following profile.

Professional experience / Qualifications

Main tasks:

  • Accounting of DIF’s UK and Irish Companies, including the quarterly and annual closings and possibly consolidation for the Companies.
  • Processing of transactions and cash flows for the Companies and associated companies within the DIF funds, including adding them to our management system.
  • Ensuring that the team maintains files for the Companies in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Liaising with colleagues in- and outside of Luxembourg and with advisors to the Companies, such as the tax advisors, lawyers and auditors.

Your experiences and skills:

  • Has experience with and good understanding of UK GAAP.
  • Understands complex legal and accounting structures, preferably in a fund environment.
  • Has a hands-on mentality and strong communication skills, can work autonomously.
  • Holds at least an accounting and/or finance bachelor’s degree.
  • Has at least 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Is willing to travel occasionally.
  • Speaks fluent English.

Competencies required:

  • Self-starter
  • Technically and analytically strong
  • Systematic & structured
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Sense of humour
  • Eagerness in problem solving
  • Managing responsibilities

For more information please contact Frits Kuiper, Director T:+352 26 27 21 23  M: +352 621277701  F.Kuiper@dif.eu


Associate, Origination Team

Summary of Role 

DIF Management B.V. is looking to appoint an associate for the origination team at the Amsterdam (Schiphol) head office. The successful candidate will be part of DIF’s European transaction team and participate in all facets of transaction origination, due diligence, execution and asset management.

Daily work includes analysing legal, technical and financial data, developing financial models, preparing proposals, reviewing and processing contract documentation and assisting in the oversight of existing assets.

DIF offers career progression locally and internationally, and takes pride in recruiting the best in class.

Qualifications:

Must have

  • 2-3 years of private equity, advisory or project finance deal experience, ideally in energy, telecom and / or infrastructure;
  • Ability to build complex financial models and perform quantitative analysis;
  • Industry knowledge coupled with financial, tax, and legal understanding of energy, telecom and / or infrastructure;
  • Master degree in Business, Finance, Engineering or equivalent;
  • Due diligence experience for new investment opportunities;
  • Strong communication skills. Knowledge of multiple languages (other than Dutch & English) a pre.

Required

  • Ability to build strong relationships and generate authority with investors, bidding partners and sellers
  • Outstanding communication & presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills
  • Organisational, project management and planning skills
  • Willingness to frequently travel abroad

For more information, please contact: Geo Wehry : geo.wehry@abc-search.nl.

As DIF is frequently recruiting new staff, feel free to send us your open application to info@dif.eu.