Senior Manager, Strategic Finance

  • Generate Capital
  • San Francisco
  • May 14, 2022
Full time role Finance Accounting

Job Description


Generate Capital is a leading investment and operating platform for sustainable infrastructure. Founded in 2014, Generate has been accelerating the Infrastructure Revolution for years, partnering with pre-eminent innovators with a diversified fleet of over 2,000 sustainable infrastructure assets, serving more than 1000 customers and communities. We are the one-stop shop for technology companies, developers and integrators for capital and help to deploy sustainable infrastructure and for customers to meet resilience, decarbonization and cost savings goals.

Climate change, and the related resource challenges of food insecurity, energy poverty, and water scarcity, require an unrelenting focus on delivering solutions at the urgency and scale required. At Generate, we believe that we can solve the world’s most pressing resource issues by taking a systems-level approach, one that has the appropriate time horizon and the financial, operational and human capacity to comprehensively address the challenges before us. We recognize that our stakeholder alignment is our license to operate: customers, communities, innovators, developers, employees, capital partners and the planet all must win.

We do work others can’t. Generate is the long-term, flexible, operationally capable, and values-driven partner for pioneering project developers and solutions providers, offering an empathetic and experienced approach to solving the world’s most important problems.

Joining Generate is an opportunity to help build a cutting-edge, values-driven organization that is redefining the economics of sustainable infrastructure. At Generate we take a long-term approach to our people and are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and empathetic workforce that is willing to roll up our sleeves and do what it takes to get infrastructure projects built. We integrate our values – integrity, collaboration, excellence, intellectual honesty, and accountability – at all levels, in all of our decisions. Certified as a Great Place to Work, Generate offers employees a collaborative culture, opportunities for personal growth and exposure to ongoing learning opportunities.


What you can expect from us:

  • The ability to truly “do well by doing good”; indeed, we really are changing the world
  • An opportunity to help build a cutting edge, values-driven organization that is leading the Resource Revolution and redefining the economics of distributed, sustainable infrastructure
  • The integration of our values – integrity, collaboration, excellence, intellectual honesty, and accountability – at all levels and with our many stakeholders
  • An opportunity for entrepreneurship and leadership in building out and managing the company’s operational infrastructure and the teams to support it
  • A commitment to your professional development, ongoing learning opportunities, and overall growth as a person
  • The ability to work with a team with decades of collective experience financing and managing billions of dollars of sustainable infrastructure, leading successful startups, and growing great people
  • Competitive pay and benefits




The Senior Manager, Strategic Finance will lead high-priority financial projects to inform Generate’s strategy and create value, including the long-term investment model, portfolio and resource allocation, financial diligence. The role will own critical workstreams from start to finish, collaborate closely with Generate’s leadership team and work cross-functionally across the organization to model opportunities for the business. Leading a small team, this Senior Manager will build trust by making what is complex simple, and will do it with elegant models that are both accurate and easy-to-understand for Generate’s leadership team and external stakeholders. This will be a key role in driving growth for the company through a combination of business partnership, financial leadership, and data-driven insights.


We are looking for someone deeply experienced in building and managing robust financial models who enjoys solving complex business problems. This person is also highly analytical, a team player, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys detail-oriented and challenging puzzles, can work with limited guidance, and is excellent at communicating information clearly to a variety of stakeholders and across functions of a business.


What you will be doing at Generate Capital as the Senior Manager, Strategic Finance


  • Own and run quarterly the long-term investment case model for Generate
  • Initiate and complete strategic financial analysis and projects. Provide appropriate and reliable financial advice, recommendations, and expert technical interpretation on complex strategic and operational matters; and demonstrate leadership when collaborating with others
  • Build and maintain appropriate analytical models to support robust data and information analysis, and undertake advanced statistical and financial forecasting, scenario modelling and trends analysis
  • Take a lead and build/foster strong relationships and work collaboratively with the Strategy, Office of CIO; FP&A; Capital Markets teams to ensure analysis is fully aligned with company objectives and supported in an integrated way
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the Company’s and be able to efficiently generate needed data requests and reporting from the systems
  • Seek new opportunities for problem solving and enhancing the strategic finance activity through collaboration with peers to maximize efficiency and leverage collective knowledge to ensure high quality and continuous improvement
  • Manage a small team


Candidate qualifications & core characteristics:

  • A demonstrated passion for, or commitment to, our mission
  • 6+ years of experience in a combination of investment banking, investing (PE, VC, hedge fund), management consulting, or experience at a high-growth tech company in Strategic Finance, FP&A, Business Intelligence or similar role
  • A high degree of comfort navigating and maintaining complex financial models. Demonstrated experience in developing financial models from scratch (preferred).
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical agility with quantitative and technical abilities
  • Advanced experience with Excel required; experience with VBA (preferred).
  • Previous experience in SQL, Tableau, Python or other computer programming languages is a plus
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including empathy, intuition, and listening
  • Excellent organizational and self-management capability
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross functional team
  • Ability to rapidly learn new concepts with minimal formal instruction
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges
  • Intellectual agility and curiosity, superb analytical skills; problem-solving is your default mode
  • Experience in a growth company is preferable
  • Unimpeachable integrity and glowing references
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including empathy, intuition, and listening as well as strong writing, editing, and basic design skills.
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges
  • Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: flexibility, comfort with risk, recognition that “perfect can be the enemy of the good”





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Energy, Funding, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Transportation, Capital

Drawdown solutions

Distributed Energy Storage, Electric Cars, Farm Irrigation Efficiency, Micro Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines, Public Transit, Waste-to-Energy