Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.
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Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.
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Location: Hybrid in Arlington, VA, or San Francisco, CA - must be in commutable distance.
Are you looking to be a cost leader and drive the planning, forecasting and analysis for a growing IT team within a large solutions and service business? Do you thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing, and dynamic environment? Does managing work across several functions excite you? Then our Senior FP&A Manager might be the right role for you.
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity. We take personal ownership in what we do, developing trust in our relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We firmly believe in having honest, forthcoming, and fair communications.
1)Budgeting and Forecasting: Collaborate with IT department leads to create and manage budgets for operating expenses. Conduct Project reviews for major digital transformation projects to track performance against budget, and provide insights on variations, recommend, and implement recovery measures if needed.
2)Efficiency: Drive measures to optimize software spend through detailed usage analyses and cost negotiations.
3)Contract Reviews and Vendor Negotiations: Partner with Department Leads and the CIO in the review and negotiation of new supplier agreements and service contracts to maximize the value for Fluence. Proactively manage change order requests on major Digital transformation projects to ensure they are within budget.
4)Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with various departments, such as procurement, finance, operations, and IT, to ensure alignment of expense management strategies and practices across the organization.
5)Risk Management: Mitigate potential financial risks related to revenue drivers and operating expenses. Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory changes, and external factors that could impact expense management.
6)Strategic Decision-Making: Contribute to strategic decision-making processes by providing data-driven insights and recommendations related to expense management and financial performance.
7)Change Management: Support initiatives related to cost-reduction projects, process changes, and other transformations that impact revenue or operating expenses.
8)Systems: Must have familiarity with financial planning systems and tools like Anaplan, Hyperion Planning, Netsuite, SAP BPC
What should an interested candidate bring to Fluence?
- Prior Experience providing financial leadership to an IT organization.
- Minimum of 6 years’ experience working in finance or business administration roles. Energy industry knowledge is a plus.
- Must have familiarity with financial planning systems and tools like Anaplan, Hyperion Planning, Netsuite, SAP BPC
- Demonstrated ability to drive planning and forecasting processes.
- Capability to manage the financial performance of a business, supporting the achievement of defined goals.
- Ability to work with limited direction.
- Ability to collaborate across teams to achieve goals.
- Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration or equivalent training.
- Proficient knowledge of IFRS or US GAAP and CFA/CPA/CA Qualified will be highly regarded.
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a resume and cover letter at email@example.com for consideration.
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.
r familial status.
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.