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Director of Finance

SparkCharge

SparkCharge

Accounting & Finance
Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024
The Director of Finance will play a critical role in supporting the finance department by providing strategic financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting to aid in high-level decision-making. This individual will work closely with CEO and CFO and stakeholders across the organization to analyze financial data, develop forecasts, and provide actionable insights to drive business performance.

The Company

SparkCharge is a fast-growing cleantech start-up that is reducing barriers to Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption. We design, manufacture, and sell portable, Level 3 charging systems for EVs. We also provide “Mobile Charging-as-a-Service” (MCaaS) through our “SparkCharge Mobile” network, which allows EV owners and businesses to schedule an EV charge delivery to wherever their vehicle is located. Be a part of the clean energy solution!

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, collaborating with department heads to develop accurate and achievable financial plans.
  • Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, providing variance analysis and actionable insights to senior management.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of complex financial models to support strategic initiatives, scenario planning, and decision-making.
  • Lead the financial evaluation of key business decisions, including pricing strategies, investment opportunities, and cost optimization initiatives.
  • Manage investor relations by preparing comprehensive financial presentations and other materials for investor meetings and conference calls.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for investors, analysts, and financial institutions, ensuring transparent and effective communication.
  • Develop strategies to attract and secure investment, supporting fundraising efforts and managing relationships with current and potential investors.
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis to support key business decisions, including pricing strategies, investment opportunities, and cost optimization initiatives.
  • Manage investor relations by preparing financial presentations and other materials for investor meetings and conference calls.
  • Conduct banking analysis, including cash flow forecasting, covenant compliance monitoring, and relationship management with banking partners.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Accounting, Operations, and other departments to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and alignment on financial goals.
  • Identify trends, opportunities, and risks within the business and communicate findings to senior management to support strategic planning efforts.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations and materials for executive leadership and board meetings, providing clear and concise explanations of financial performance and trends.

Qualifications

  • MBA in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field is required.
  • 5-7 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, preferably in a corporate finance or FP&A role.
  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and analysis, with advanced Excel skills; experience with financial planning software (e.g., Adaptive Insights) is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and financial statements.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and quality.

Benefits:

We are a fast-moving, young start-up, building a culture based on our values of togetherness, ownership, passion, resilience and respect. This position qualifies for unlimited PTO. We offer competitive benefits including Health, Dental & Vision Insurance and 401K plans. Compensation will be based on the candidate’s ability to quickly add value to SparkCharge.

At SparkCharge, we offer fair and equal opportunities to all our candidates and team members regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability status, parental status protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. SparkCharge believes in hiring individuals only based on their qualifications and experiences that meet our business requirements to fill the positions.

JOB CODE: 1000067