Financial Officer

Slipstream Published: August 16, 2022
Location
Madison, Wisconsin
Skill Level
Senior Level
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Finance
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Description

You can make a difference for climate and equity.

Slipstream is a national, mission-driven nonprofit that accelerates climate solutions. For everyone. We inspire new solutions to big energy challenges. We are seeking a Financial Officer who can manage the financial strategy and risks of Slipstream, helping us achieve clean energy and equity solutions.

Do you want to build an equitable clean energy future? Do you have deep knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles? Do you have experience overseeing cash flow planning, preparing, and reviewing budgets and tracking operational metrics? Then Slipstream needs you.

We partner with governments, philanthropies, and utilities to discover, test, and scale new solutions that save - and decarbonize - energy. We collaborate with communities of color, rural communities, and tribal nations to address historic inequities in the health and economic benefits of clean energy. We're optimistic, inclusive, and ambitious about our impact.

Our ideal candidate has experience working closely with leadership to establish direction that ensures the fiscal health of the organization and regularly assesses the sustainability of Slipstream’s revenue model. 

You’re a demonstrated leader, supervisor, mentor, and teambuilder. You can develop and apply strategies.  You initiate and lead change, using your ability to recognize growth opportunities and external threats. You have expertise in financial accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting principles, methods, techniques, and standards. You have the demonstrated skill to establish internal and external credibility. You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. Show us how you collaborate and how you include under-represented perspectives to drive better ideas.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. Our physical offices are in Madison, WI, and Chicago, IL, and although we have remote staff in many other states, we prefer a candidate with a reasonable commuting distance to our Madison, WI office. This is a hybrid role and our ideal candidate will spend at least one day a week in the Madison, WI office. 

What you’ll do:

You will be responsible for providing leadership and lending your technical expertise as an accounting professional. You’ll perform or oversee the activities of the accounts receivable/accounts payable/contract billing and general ledger functions/systems including but not limited to the following:

  • Manage Accounting Department staff
  • Work with accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash flow, line of credit and oversee all company funds
  • Ensure that accounting tools, processes, and software are creating efficiency, process improvement, and ease of use
  • Prepare various financial reports for multiple audiences, including internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare and review budgets as well as track operational metrics
  • Facilitate company audits
  • Manage and coordinate compliance requirements
  • Keep abreast of current accounting trends, practices, and developments, and make recommendations for implementation as appropriate 
  • Work closely with the CEO in developing and evaluating various organizational initiatives and recommend programmatic changes, specifically to ensure sound financial decision-making
  • Provide support relating to forecasting, budgeting, and financial management goals 

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent related experience
  • Certified Public Accountant designation required
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of accounting management experience, three of which are in a leadership role
  • Minimum of two (2) years supporting an accounting team and collaborating closely with an executive team
  • In-depth knowledge of risk management methods and the ability to create forecasting models
  • Expertise in business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, problem-solving, and coordination of people and resources
  • Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication, with the ability to be persuasive, and exhibit effective public speaking skills
  • Experience sourcing and implementing accounting software
  • Single Audit experience highly desirable
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite

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