Senior Associate, Finance, Upcycle

about 1 month ago
Full time role


Founded in 2014, Generate builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments, ...

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Job Description

We are looking for a high-caliber individual with strong analytical capabilities, superior financial/quantitative horsepower, and a deep interest in Upcycle & Generate’s mission and strategy, to help achieve our financial and business objectives.  This person can juggle – and juggle well – managing a variety of stakeholders and projects simultaneously while providing the highest standard of work.  This person will be able to handle extremely confidential information capably and be able to work with a high level of responsibility and exposure.


What you will be doing at Generate Upcycle as the Senior Associate, Upcycle Finance

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with a broad base of stakeholders and serve as a key point of contact for planning and reporting issues, both within Upcycle and with Generate
  • As a key business partner to Upcycle, own dedicated reporting activities including collection of inputs for data requests, understanding of key drivers versus budget, prior year, and reporting to Generate FP&A
  • Provide actionable insights to help make good business decisions, and partner with the Upcycle team to drive appropriate actions
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for monthly management report and quarterly board meetings (financial data and other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs))
  • Ensure financial reporting is consistent with accounting; resolve discrepancies (aligning chart of accounts, entities, and data)
  • Support the Upcycle team in assessing the amount, timing, and predictability of cash inflows and outflows as the basis for budgeting and business-planning, and integrate into Generate’s cash-planning processes
  • Work with cross-functional teams to determine Capital expenditure requirements, prepare and evaluate Return on Investment (ROI), and drive projects for Finance
  • Lead integration of newly acquired entities into the financial reporting process
  • Leverage technology and tools to drive efficiency in work
  • Understand systems and data flow; work with Technology team to optimize tools used for financial reporting
  • Perform ad hoc reporting to support Upcycle team


Candidate qualifications & core characteristics:

  • A demonstrated passion for, or commitment to, our mission
  • 3-5 years of related experience in finance or accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A demonstrated passion for, or experience in, renewable energy
  • Manufacturing/Operating finance experience
  • Familiarity with basic accounting concepts required (e.g., ability to build a 3-statement financial model)
  • Familiarity with rolling forecasts and drivers-based variance analysis
  • Capable of using financial performance data to develop a narrative explaining performance, draw conclusions, and make recommendations to senior management
  • Ability to convey complex financial information in a clear and concise manner
  • High level of proficiency in building and understanding Excel financial models
  • Familiarity with major corporate ERP or EPM systems (Adaptive Insights and Microsoft Business Central a big plus)
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • 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”

Generate Capital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Founded in 2014, Generate builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments, ...

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