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Manager, Financial Solutions

Sparkfund

Sparkfund

Accounting & Finance
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Sparkfund

Sparkfund is an energy transition partner built to accelerate the energy transition by transforming the built environment into a productive, resilient, climate-adapted extension of the grid. We do this by partnering with utilities and building owners to provide program management, project implementation, and financing services and capabilities to our partners' customers. Together, we are creating a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable energy future.

Position Summary

We are hiring a Manager, Financial Solutions to join our Financial Solutions business unit and provide operational support to the Finance, Credit, and Internal Operations functions on commercial opportunities and deals throughout the deal lifecycle. This person will collaborate cross-functionally within the Financial Solutions unit, across Sparkfund’s other business units and teams, and with external stakeholders. This role is responsible for gathering necessary data, understanding the assumptions around development, ensuring supporting documentation is in place, and guiding projects through the lifecycle from funding to repayment.

This role will report to the Vice President, Finance & Operations and will have a high level of exposure across Sparkfund. The ideal candidate for this role is a problem solver interested in project finance and deal structuring and who is comfortable embracing new challenges.

Location

Sparkfund is a fully remote company, but all candidates must be based in the United States. This role does not have any required travel, but we expect this person to travel to Washington, DC and / or other US cities for organized team and / or company gatherings to collaborate with other members of the team / company, learn the ins and outs of our business, and contribute to our company culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Gather project specifications and pricing inputs for deal structuring, documenting assumptions, value drivers, and risks throughout the process.
  • Develop project financing proposals and custom business case analyses for our external capital providers and our utility partners.
  • Manage the deal development process, monitoring progress and providing regular status updates to key internal and external stakeholders throughout the process.
  • Support the Commercial Solutions team and our utility partners throughout the project development process, ensuring compliance with the capital provider’s requirements.
  • Coordinate timely and accurate handoff of data and customer information to and from multiple internal stakeholders, including our Commercial Solutions, Engineering, Deal Structuring, Legal, and Delivery teams as needed.
  • Bring lessons learned back to the larger Sparkfund team and help build out the tools and processes of a robust commercial organization.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience in finance operations or project management, finance, credit, or other relevant fields.
  • Experience communicating with stakeholders at various levels, up through and including executives.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to translate financial / complex concepts and topics effectively for non-financial audiences.
  • Experience managing multiple projects at one time, with a demonstrated ability to switch between contexts quickly and efficiently.
  • Skilled at making sound and defensible decisions with incomplete information.
  • Ability to build and maintain long-term, trusting relationships.
  • Consultative approach to relationship management and meeting preparation (organized, anticipatory, goal-oriented).

Preferred Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience working with or within the Utilities, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Resilience, or ESCO industries.
  • Competency in software and cloud-based information management tools including Excel, Salesforce, Google Workspace, Google App script, Slack, Asana, and project management tools.
  • Familiarity with project development in the energy industry, including financing solutions such as leases, loans, or energy service agreements.
  • Dedication to what we’re building at Sparkfund and a passion for combating climate change.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation and stock option plans - we believe in shared ownership.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as disability and life insurance.
  • Flexible vacation policy that encourages ~4 weeks of paid time off. We also observe all federal holidays.
  • 8 weeks gender-neutral paid leave for caregivers when they have a new addition to their families and an additional 4 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents.
  • A one-time, work-from-home stipend to help cover any equipment, hardware, etc. you need to set up your remote office.
  • A monthly allowance of $100 to help cover phone and WiFi expenses.

We Want You To Know

You can be a great candidate even if you don't fit everything we've described above. You can also have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We are dedicated to environmental stewardship, and recognize we need diverse perspectives to successfully tackle this massive challenge. To change the world, we must first change ourselves, which is why Sparkfund has created a space that sources viewpoints from people who look and think differently.
We are committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we're taking steps to meet that commitment.
We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities.