Chief Financial Officer


Our client in the energy space is looking to bring on a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO will serve as a key member of the Executive Team and will play a critical role in defining strategy and implementing actions that achieve financial goals. The CFO will oversee all aspects of the company's structured finance, financial planning, cash management, tax and accounting, and financial reporting functions

The successful candidate will have a solid working knowledge of all the aspects of a renewable energy project portfolio, including renewable energy finance, construction finance, and the economics of asset management. To be considered, you must possess significant financial and technical knowledge in the energy industry, with direct experience in battery storage or renewable

energy strongly preferred. This is an in-person role based in Portland, OR.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategy, Planning, and Leadership

  • Define the finance strategy and lead the finance team (currently a Controller/FP&A lead, a VP of Project Finance, a Senior Manager of Project Finance and an Investment Analyst)
  • Devise deal strategy and lead negotiations with financing parties for the Company's project portfolio, including construction and term debt as well as monetization of Investment Tax Credits (ITC)
  • Evaluate and identify areas for improvement within the finance team and enhance execution, profitability, and efficiency
  • Manage the transaction execution and financial closing process for multiple projects at various stages of development as well as corporate guarantees, letters of credit and other facilities, as needed
  • Help evaluate and approve M&A transactions and assist in negotiations
  • Oversee the continual refinement of project and enterprise-level financial models
  • Oversee the handoff process between project finance, operations, and asset management and improve transaction efficiency
  • Support project development and acquisition efforts by partnering with other internal business units (origination, development, operations, legal) to internalize financing conditions and requirements into company processes

Budgeting and Forecasting and Cash Management

  • Manage the internal and external financial planning, analysis, and reporting requirements, including directing the annual budgeting and forecasting process
  • Track and analyze the company's performance to budget and update projections throughout the year
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of the company's regular financial reports, including monthly profit and loss, forecast vs. budget, and weekly cash flow management
  • Present monthly financial reports to the Executive Management team and quarterly to the Board of Directors
  • Interface with the Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) team to provide updates and respond to information requests

Accounting, Compliance, and Audit

  • Oversee the Tax and Accounting function, including the preparation of the company's annual audit
  • Review and ensure the application of appropriate internal controls, and external compliance
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state, and federal tax returns
  • Sign off on all month-end closing activities, including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts, and overhead cost allocation
  • In coordination with General Counsel and other team members, develop and implement effective risk management policies and systems


  • Ensure that all procurement activities comply with corporate policies and management guidelines
  • Provide input and guidance to the procurement process in collaboration with other departments
  • in developing requests for proposals, competitive bid packages, and contract awards and negotiating favorable payment and security terms


  • 15+ Years experience in financial leadership roles with five years of previous CFO experience
  • Proven track record raising project & corporate financing
  • Strong financial structuring and deal-making experience, including evaluating complex revenue structures
  • Relevant experience in energy storage or renewable energy with a top-tier renewable energy developer, bank, or investor
  • Extensive knowledge of power markets, including major ISO/RTOs (CAISO, PJM, MISO, ERCOT,SPP, etc.)
  • Subject matter expertise with tax equity & project finance structures & tracking models
  • Experience in leading corporate and project budgeting and forecasting
  • Master's degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field is preferred


  • Competitive base salaries commensurate with experience with an annual cash bonus
  • Generous paid leave
  • Employee equity participation
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance including coverage for domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children
  • HAS/FSA for participating employees
  • 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting
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