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Financial Analyst I

FirstFuel Software

FirstFuel Software

IT, Accounting & Finance
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Description

The Position

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.
We are looking for a curious, capable and enthusiastic Financial Analyst to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet. As a Financial Analyst on the team, you will be a business partner to various departments on budgeting, forecasting, headcount planning and monthly financial performance reporting vs. budget/forecast. You will also be partnering closely with other members of the FP&A team and Accounting to drive an accurate and timely financial close.

What you get to do:
  • Lead the operating expense forecast, budget and monthly financial review process for various departments
  • Develop or expand proficiency in NetSuite and Planful financial systems
  • Drive analysis and reporting on both headcount and operating expense line items
  • Develop relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and business partners
  • Manage, track, and report all headcount-related activity
  • Implement process improvements and improve operational efficiency
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis to drive actionable recommendations to leadership
  • Review preliminary month-end results and propose journal entries to ensure accuracy of financial results
  • Perform Reporting template maintenance on a monthly basis
What you bring to Uplight:
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 2 years of FP&A experience
  • Working knowledge of basic Accounting (understanding P&Ls, accruals, reclasses etc.) and GAAP
  • Understanding of the 3 financial statements and how they relate to each other
  • Strong foundational and fundamental Excel skills with a desire to learn more
  • Willingness to learn the business, not just crunch numbers
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on finding win-win solutions that balance opportunities and risks and creating related forecasts accordingly
  • Approach tasks and processes with a critical, curious mindset and always asking “How can I make this better?”
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Bonus Points:
  • Netsuite and Planful (or other FP&A tools) experience is a major plus

What makes working at Uplight amazing:
In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits we are:
  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities.
  • Focused on providing cross-functional work, collaboration, and development.
  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!
We also provide:
  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Peer to peer recognition program
  • Management by objectives bonus plan
  • Innovative flexible time off policy
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, marginalized genders and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Uplight we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000
Application Deadline: August 2, 2024
In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.
Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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