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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: AutoGrid
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

The world's leading energy companies turn to AutoGrid to integrate all distributed energy resources, turn on new revenue streams, and drive deeper engagement with their customers. Our suite of Energy Internet applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers, and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy in a distributed energy world. How do we do this? By pioneering the science of flexibility management. This innovative approach enables energy providers to mine the Energy Internet's rich data lode to extract flexible capacity from distributed energy resources. In turn, flexible capacity can be used to balance energy supply and demand in real-time, increase the productivity and value of energy assets, and deliver new energy services to customers. Established at Stanford University in 2011, we have assembled a team of world-class software architects, electrical and computer engineers, data scientists and energy experts who apply cutting-edge analytics and in-depth energy data science to solve the world's most critical energy problems. About the role AutoGrid is hiring for a full-time finance professional to join the team as a Senior Financial Analyst. You will directly support AutoGrid in its financial analysis, reporting, and operational efforts, working with various departments across the Company. You will maintain various financial models, deliver quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform strategic and operational decisions, and drive process improvement initiatives to scale the business. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, analytical, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is able to develop strong working relationships with cross-functional leads. - This is a remote position and reports to the Director of Finance and Business Operations. Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to forecast, budget and short- and long-range financial planning cycles, enhancing AutoGrid's three-statement financial model and coordinating with stakeholders on assumptions & inputs
  • Manage month- and quarter-end activities, including but not limited to conducting budget vs. actuals analysis, tracking key KPIs to identify operational impact and variance, and resolving required action items to finalize reporting
  • Analyze and report expenses and headcount trends to ensure forecast accuracy
  • Manage business unit budgets and partner with key stakeholders on business and financial decisions
  • Conduct data-driven analyses, make recommendations, and communicate findings to various stakeholders
  • Drive automation, identify opportunities to create efficient, consistent processes, partnering across functions and leveraging best practices where possible Basic Qualifications
    • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field
    • 4+ years of financial modeling experience or business analysis background
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (including financial modeling) and PowerPoint
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
    • Growth mindset and ability to learn quickly
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Organized, resourceful and a strong team player
    • Comfortable working in a cross-functional, dynamic environment, managing multiple, sometimes competing, priorities and tight deadlines
    • Prior experience in a technology/software/SaaS company is a plus
    • Experience using CRMs, ERPs, and planning software is a plus The Ideal Candidate
      • Comfortable working with large data sets, business intelligence tools and across multiple teams at all levels of management
      • Able to occasionally travel to HQ in Redwood Shores, CA
      • Ability to model and interpret large volumes of complex data to identify trends and insights
      • Interest in the energy market and climate challenges is a must. Mission driven. - -Benefits and Perks
        • Working with a smart, collaborative, and fun group of people solving big important problems
        • Beautiful, spacious, modern office in Redwood Shores
        • Flexible hours and choice of computer (Mac, Ubuntu, Windows)
        • Competitive salary and equity
        • Competitive health care, dental, and vision coverage
        • Excellent 401(k) and flexible spending plans
        • Three weeks of paid time off annually, in addition to 10 paid public holidays
        • Life, short term and long-term disability, supplemental, and AD&D insurance AutoGrid is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring, employment or promotion decisions based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

Keywords: AutoGrid, Redwood City , Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Redwood City, California

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