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Mile Radius

Director of Finance

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Form Energy Published: August 7, 2019 (6 months ago)
Somerville, Massachusetts
Job Type
Energy Storage
Salary Type
Per Year
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This is an opportunity to take on a leadership role in the early stages of an exciting energy storage technology startup. We are looking for an experienced financial professional to guide the financial strategy and ensure the financial health of the company. The successful candidate will bring deep experience in financial management and a proven track record driving sound financial decision making across organizations. What You’ll Do
  • Provide financial and strategic decision support to the executive team by conducting rigorous analysis focused on business planning, corporate strategy, capital allocation
  • Own core company financial models including two-year operating budget and 10-year financial plan
  • Manage a team responsible for accounting, AP/AR, cash management and other finance activities
  • Conduct financial analysis to guide the executive team in evaluating and making critical business decisions
  •  Lead and drive annual financial planning and three-year financial strategic planning process
  • Own financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems to ensure the continued financial health of the company as it scales
  • Manage audits and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including government contract requirements
  • Support interaction with investors and business partners
  • Establish and oversee a financial IT system aligned with the company’s current and future needs


What We’re Looking For
  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field; MS/MBA/CPA is preferred
  • 7-10 years of professional experience in financial management and accounting preferably with experience as a director of finance or similar role. Previous experience in venture-backed start-ups is strongly preferred 
  • Demonstrated track record of working across an organization to set financial policy aligned with the needs of the business and drive strategic decision making
  • Ability to manage a team of both internal staff and contractors to accomplish a broad range of goals
  • Detailed knowledge of financial analysis, forecasting, and corporate accounting principles, laws and best practices - Expert financial modeling skills in Excel a must


  • Enjoy the fast-paced, results-driven environment of a startup
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to distill complex analyses into structured outputs clear simple visualizations and present to all levels of management
  • Hands-on approach to problem-solving; willing to “roll up the sleeves” when needed
  • Data-driven decision maker with high attention to detail
  • High personal accountability with a team-first approach
  • Able to work well in cross-disciplinary teams and deliver results
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