VP, Finance

  • Kitchener, Ontario (remote)
  • Finance
  • Apply by September 24, 2021

About us

Most businesses pay their monthly electricity bill without understanding the details. As a licensed energy company, we developed a data - driven platform that gives businesses and their trusted partners the insights and tools they need to understand their bill. Understanding their bill helps large businesses unlock enormous savings opportunities. Last year alone, our customers saved over $60 million and reduced 1300 tons of CO2e.

The team

Our core team has built out our Canadian business, and we are now looking to grow the team as we expand into other North American markets. If you are passionate about energy and the environment, and you are looking for the opportunity to own your work, you will fit right in! EnPowered is a remote first company as we move forward with a hybrid team model. 

The role

We’re actively searching for a VP of Finance to join our team during a period of rapid growth and product development. We’re seeking a versatile executive to work at the intersection of business, operations, and finance. This role is expected to sit on our senior leadership team and will influence legal, financial, and operational strategy as we rapidly scale. You will be expected to: 

Support Strategy Discussions

  • Work closely with our executive team to help align strategic business objectives with finance and legal teams’ initiatives
  • Lead and direct the development of financial plans - including goals, KPIs, budget, and resource requirements

Manage Day-to-Day Finance Requirements

  • Develop company initiatives that will be implemented by the finance team in order to closely monitor our KPIs and other important financial metrics
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve our cash flow cycle, days payable, general margins, and other key metrics
  • Manage and update the company projections based on changes to our strategic objectives to update the leadership team and the board

Manage Day-to-Day Legal and Filing Requirements

  • Manage a team of analysts to ensure we remain compliant with energy market regulations and filing requirements
  • Manage and organize a growing list of contracts and agreements with vendors and partners through the legal team and our counsel

Drive all the Licensing Requirements

  • Manage the team of legal analysts as we work to get licensed across many different energy markets, including with many utilities
  • Manage a growing book of collateral in the form of letters of credit required for licensing, and ensure we minimize our costs and risk exposure

Support the Development of Innovative Products

  • Work closely with leadership, and especially the product team, as we develop new products that will closely affect the finance team
  • Develop new processes to ensure we meticulously track every dollar flowing through our company, from customers and to our partners

Who you are 

You are excited to bring your skills and experience to shape the future of the energy industry.  To be effective in the role, these skills would be valuable:

Support Strategy Discussions

  • A track record of developing a winning finance strategy across multiple products resulting in significant growth

Manage Day-to-Day Finance Requirements

  • A results-oriented leader who can influence and drive priorities, build relationships, and collaborate across all levels of the organization
  • A deep understanding of financial and SaaS Business metrics, along with the ability to build analytical models and operational metrics that can be used as standard management and planning tools 
  • Strong understanding of accounting and compliance requirements, including in-depth and current knowledge, revenue recognition, and current reporting standards
  • Experience managing a finance department, recruiting and building a team through growth

Manage Day-to-Day Legal and Filing Requirements

  • Ideally some experience managing a small legal team, vetting fairly simple contracts, and liaising with counsel on various business matters

Drive all the Licensing Requirements

  • Ideally some experience managing letters of credit or other forms of collateral, and the processes needed to issue these documents 

Support the Development of Innovative Products

  • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments and developing novel technologies and products
  • Ideally previous experience developing and working with payment architectures at a deep-level

General Background and Experience

  • BA or BS in Business, Finance or Accounting 
  • CPA or equivalent experience 
  • 5-8 years of experience in legal finance with a strong record of career progression and demonstrated results
  • Experience working in a high-growth, dynamic business environment or SaaS software company

What we offer

EnPowered has health benefits, a remote first work environment, regular team bonding events, a competitive salary and stock options. 

Please let us know if you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process.

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