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Strategic Finance Manager

Remote
10 days ago
Full time role

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Sealed is a climate tech company on a mission to stop home energy waste and electrify all homes. Sealed designs, manages, ...

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Job Description

Who are we? 

Sealed is a climate tech company on a mission to stop home energy waste and electrify all homes.

Sealed designs, manages, and finances home weatherization and electrification projects, making it easy and affordable for people to be more comfortable while using less energy. Our proven holistic approach can reduce energy use by 50% and takes a home completely off of fossil fuels with upgrades like high-performance insulation, air sealing, and heat pump HVAC. Our expert team designs the right solution, matches top-rated local contractors, and manages the project start to finish. Sealed covers the upfront costs, and we’re accountable to impact: if we don’t cut energy waste, we don’t get paid.

Sealed, one of Fast Company’s top ten most innovative energy companies of 2021, is venture backed and based in New York City. Learn more at sealed.com.

What will you do? 

As Sealed’s Strategic Finance Manager, you will report directly to the VP of Finance and work together to build a strategic finance function at Sealed to translate operational data from across the business into sound financial insights in (near) real time to guide the company as we expand across the country and grow our revenue 10x over the next few years.

Specifically, you will:

  • Identify, assess, define and codify the operating and financial metrics that effectively explain business performance, build tools to track them, and then proactively identify and communicate business trends, anomalies and potential inefficiencies that appear in these metrics
  • Build out, maintain and update company-wide operating model that is driven by the key operating and financial metrics identified above
  • Improve forecasting processes, effectively balancing the trade-off of accuracy, materiality and effort for both the team and other stakeholders, including project finance lenders  
  • Develop standard and ad hoc financial models and analysis in support of key business questions and decision-making processes, including product pricing, project financing, and new product development
  • Develop strong, trusting relationships with team leaders and leverage the combination of business knowledge and data-based analysis to influence decision-making
  • Collaborate with the team leads, as applicable, to establish and implement processes to generate operational and financial data in a form and cadence to make it systematically available to translate into financial insights.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is equally comfortable using Excel, Tableau Prep, and Tableau Desktop or other similar tools to query, manipulate, analyze, visualize, and communicate historical data and to forecast future results. You will not only utilize the best tool to efficiently answer a question, but will also think about how to optimize that process so that it can be repeated in the future. 

One day you’ll be building a 3 statement financial model in Excel.  The next day you’ll be working with a large dataset and choose Tableau Prep to combine, shape, and clean the data and then choose Tableau to visualize the results.  The following day, you’ll iterate on the analysis, then use Tableau Online to publish the flow to run every week (or every day) and share a link to the new dashboard with the management team with a clear description of how the information is relevant to them.  Then you’ll circle back and update the company-wide operating model to reflect the learnings.

What success looks like 

  • Key operating and financial metrics are systematically tracked and drive the company-wide operating model
  • Rolling forecasts produced by the company-wide operating model become increasingly accurate and guide company planning
  • Strategic finance becomes a trusted partner to team leads and collaborates with those team leads to evaluate impact of key decisions on overall business and goals

Requirements 

  • Strong desire to work in climate tech
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in strategic corporate finance, private equity/venture capital, investment banking and/or management consulting, including at least 2+ years experience scaling a high-growth, early and/or mid-stage organization from approximately $10M to $100M in annual revenue 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collect, manage, analyze and extract key insights from quantitative data
  • Demonstrated ability to influence business decisions through logical reasoning and the effective presentation of recommendations and alternatives
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to communicate and influence effectively across functions and levels of management
  • Expert in Excel, with experience creating dynamic 3 statement financial models using complex formulas
  • Experience using Tableau Prep or other programming language (e.g. SQL) to query, combine, and analyze data
  • Experience using Tableau or other business intelligence tools to automate repetitive analyses
  • Solid understanding of key accounting concepts and standards
  • You want to work in a fast-paced environment with constant change
  • You are resourceful, tenacious and not afraid to roll up your sleeves 

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with inside sales model
  • Experience using a modern fintech stack that supports automated financial reporting and rolling forecasts (e.g. Adaptive, Anaplan, Planful, Vena, Cube etc.)
  • Experience in or exposure to multi-entity companies with one or more special purpose entities used for project financing and/or lending purposes or companies that directly provide financing to and/or facilitate procurement of financing for customers 

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible PTO
  • Stock options
  • Health benefits, including some focused on mental health 
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid family leave 
  • Paid medical leave
  • Work from home stipend 
  • Learning & development stipend
  • Flexible work environment: work remotely from anywhere within the US or from our headquarters office in NYC

 

Sealed is a climate tech company on a mission to stop home energy waste and electrify all homes. Sealed designs, manages, ...

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