Director of FP&A

  • Aurora Solar
  • Remote
  • Nov 24, 2021
Accounting Finance

Job Description

About the role:Aurora Solar is a fast-growing Series C company on a mission to create a future of solar energy for all. Aurora makes the software that is enabling society to transition to a world powered by solar power. It’s our goal to have every solar installation in the world pass through our software, which has already been used to design millions of solar projects. Named one of “The Best Places To Work in 2021” by and awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, Aurora is disrupting the energy industry and changing the course of history. We are looking for a driven and strategic Director of FP&A who is excited about building a world-class FP&A team at an organization making a meaningful difference in the world. They will hire, train, and retain a high-performing team and implement processes and systems that scale with Aurora’s hyper-growth, and set the company up for future success.We are a passionate and diverse team that aspires to be the best place for the best people and we’re looking for talented individuals to accelerate our exponential growth as we continue to scale. If you are looking for a stimulating and fulfilling role, come join us!

What you'll do:

  • Direct the design and execution of the annual budget and quarterly forecast
  • Play a key role in the long-term strategic planning processes
  • Build reporting and analyze KPIs and operating metrics
  • Assist with Board reporting and help design and implement Executive reporting
  • Identify opportunities to optimize spend and work to reduce costs and inefficiencies
  • Monitor key performance indicators, highlight trends and analyze the root causes of variances to deliver valuable insight and recommendations
  • Simplify, streamline, and automate FP&A processes and make full use of forecasting and financial system capabilities that will allow us to continue to scale rapidly and globally
  • Work with business partners to understand, distill, and communicate ongoing and evolving business trends that will drive management decisions and action
  • Perform frequent ad hoc projects to support senior management and business decisions
  • Work with the accounting team on month-end close to derive accurate and timely reporting that helps identify variances from expectations and trends

What we value:

  • Management experience inspiring, developing, and retaining a high-performing finance team
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel or Google Sheets is required
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively across functions and levels throughout the company
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with big picture strategic understanding
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of SaaS business models and experience in analyzing SaaS metrics
  • In-depth knowledge of financial statements and GAAP
  • Advanced modeling skills, and background in conducting complex quantitative and qualitative financial analysis, and ability to generate data-driven insights

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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Buildings & Cities, Energy, Supporting Catalysts

Drawdown solutions

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

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