Director of Finance

27 days ago
Full time role


BlocPower™ is a Brooklyn-based climate technology company rapidly greening American cities. Since its founding in 2014, the company has completed ...

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Job Description

BlocPower is a clean energy leader creating smarter, greener, healthier buildings for all by reducing the barriers to money-saving, quality-of-life-improving green building upgrade. We provide engineering, financing and project implementation services for our clients, with a special focus in historically left out communities across the country. These communities, and their buildings, are underserved by traditional energy services companies because they are considered too small, too costly, or too risky. Our portfolio of projects include houses of worship, schools, non-profits, small businesses and multifamily buildings. Through our work, we save our clients money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve health and create local employment opportunities. 
At BlocPower, we value our mission. We are trusted advisors that get things done for our customers by using data to make the right decisions. We support and expect excellence from our team members. We treat both our customers and ourselves with care and respect. 
As our work is centered around systematically disenfranchised communities – including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people – we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

About the Role

  • BlocPower is looking for an experienced corporate finance and accounting professional to help strengthen the finance function at BlocPower, and help us scale our business as we continue to grow at a rapid pace

  • An ideal candidate will be a very independent Director of Finance with 10+ years experience and has been with a company from an early stage (Series A) through the Series B or C growth stage

  • The ability to be a key, team-oriented contributor in a diverse, passionate, mission driven workforce and fast-paced culture is critical. We borrow capital from publicly traded global investment banks, and state and federal governments, and so fastidious attention to detail, total integrity, transparency, and a executive’s ability to develop and implement corporate policy to identify, manage, minimize, and triage risks, while enforcing anti-fraud policies along a complex supply chain are of utmost necessity

What You'll Do

  • Reporting to the CFO, manage company financial operations including accounting, AR/AP, construction budgeting, and FP&A with support from staff accountant and other finance team resources
  • Process development, departmental strategy, and team planning as needed based on company growth
  • Proven ability to independently close the books in a short time, to facilitate internal analysis, and reporting to the board. 
  • Ability to reconcile accounts and / or supervise teams doing so 
  • Proven ability to enable third party audit and tax return completion in a timely manner
  • Transform company proforma and planning documents into an accurate FP&A system, including financial model management
  • Prepare presentations and key reporting to the Board of Directors and Executive Team
  • Play a key role in supporting and evolving the underlying integrated financial statements, systems, and tools
  • In partnership with Sales Operations, develop and monitor critical financial reporting & performance metrics; communicate actionable insights to relevant stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Sales and Sales operations team to maintain an accurate and realistic revenue forecast
  • Support our consolidated strategic and financial planning processes and manage the financial forecast model
  • Prepare presentations and key reporting to the Board of Directors and Executive Team
  • Work with cross-functional partners to build a baseline for the budget, which will inform future resource investment, headcount planning, and company-wide target setting
  • Assist with cash management 
  • Lay the foundation of tools (such as payment) and processes (pricing) to help the company to scale over time
  • Develop policy to identify, manage, and minimize financial and fraud risks across company operations.
  • Implement financial risk management policies across a 60 person organization.
  • Review and certify anti-fraud provisions

Who You Are

  • 6-10+ years of increasing responsibility, including management, in corporate finance at a venture-backed start-up 2+ years of public accounting, including audit work and CPA credential
  • 4+ years of experience developing/implementing corporate financial processes, particularly in the context of cleantech, project finance, government contracting and/or construction
  • Self-starter who is capable of driving business results in the face of ambiguity, and a proven ability to identify and drive impactful financial outcomes
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships with key leaders
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, cash management, and corporate tax as they relate to project finance and construction
  • Previous experience in or proven desire to work in mission-driven, cleantech environment

What You'll Get from Us

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Equity in a growing, Series A company
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Benefits, OneMedical membership, Unlimited PTO, Parental Leave

This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position. The duties and responsibilities may change without notice.
BlocPower™ provides equal employment opportunities(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, BlocPower™ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
BlocPower™ expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of BlocPower™ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

BlocPower™ is a Brooklyn-based climate technology company rapidly greening American cities. Since its founding in 2014, the company has completed ...

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