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Director of Financial Operations

San Rafael, CA 94903

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Renewable Energy Job Number: 21805

Job Description

Per Se Group is working with a swiftly growing solar power equipment start-up located in the North San Francisco Bay Area that is seeking a Director of Financial Operations to join their team. The company is designing and manufacturing cutting-edge PV ground mount systems for the utility-scale solar industry. Among the senior leadership and founders of this firm are former members of the product development from some of the biggest names in the industry. This is an opportunity for a skilled Director of Financial Operations to join a team on the forefront of the renewable energy revolution.

The ideal candidate will have experience with day to day financial operations and controls, including management of A/R and A/P, review of corporate financials, treasury management, planning and forecasting. The role includes working closely with sales, product, and field engineering groups and supply chain on all aspects of the customer delivery lifecycle – from sales to execution to invoicing and collections. In addition, this position would interface with board members, investors, financing stakeholders, customers, and suppliers as needed to support the growth and financial management of the company. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Financial Operations will be a key strategic partner to the CEO and Board, and member of the management team.

Familiarity with solar, construction, or product development is a plus. This person should have a high degree of comfort working in a dynamic start-up environment and be willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.

  • Financial planning, financial analysis, forecasting, and valuation modeling
  • Managing organizational cash flow process, banking, bonding, and insurance relationships
  • Supporting and reviewing customer and vendor risk
  • Ownership over bonding, credit, vendor credit, and debt commitments
  • Liaise with Accounting team on preparation of monthly and quarterly financials
  • Manage A/P with dedicated processing staff
  • Manage and support invoicing with product delivery team
  • Oversee project budget vs. actuals compilation and review
  • Oversee ERP initiatives, data validation, and improvements
  • Drive financial operations policies and process improvements
  • Supporting and preparing financing and investor relations communications
  • Advanced level of excel and experience financial modeling for corporate applications

Education & Experience
  • BA Accounting, Finance, or equivalent
  • MBA or CPA, CMA, CFA, CGMA certifications preferred
  • +8 years equivalent experience in a Corporate Finance, Accounting, FP&A, or Treasury role
  • Experience managing financial professionals across Accounting, FP&A, or Corporate Finance
  • Financial operations experience inclusive of roles across Order to Cash and Procure to Pay
  • Familiarity with ERPs, NetSuite experience is a plus
  • Understanding of product lifecycle management (PLM), and similar financial reporting platforms
  • Prefer prior experience in a product development company with international vendors or customers

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Self-Driven, self-motivated, and thrives under tight deadlines
  • Ability to lead multiple financial functions with flexibility and agility
  • Excellent judgement and able to make responsible decisions
  • The ability to generate new ideas and follow through to completion
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Excellent people skills and an enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to effectively interface with staff, executives, board members, investors
  • Superior professionalism, judgement, and strong work ethic
  • This position will require minimal (under 5%) travel to visit suppliers and job sites in the US and international locations.
  • Position will require minimal on-site (under 20%) presence in San Rafael office

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Lauren Rice

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