Senior Analyst, Financial Strategy

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ABOUT US

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling.

Our rapidly growing team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a Senior Analyst on the Financial Strategy team, you will work cross functionally and be responsible for defining and shaping our 3 year growth strategy through data-driven analyses. You will be expected to evaluate our growth across markets and products, ideate and test opportunities to improve performance, and provide guidance back to the business that will inform our overall business strategy. You will be a crucial part of a team committed to expanding our renewable energy footprint and driving a brighter energy future.

THE SENIOR ANALYST, FINANCIAL STRATEGY HAS # MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Driving Growth Strategy: Using data driven decision frameworks to steer our growth strategy across markets, products, and sales teams in an effort to optimize the volume and quality of customers on our platform.
  • Providing Guidance on Opportunities and Risks to Our Growth Forecast: Standing on the front lines of our business using advanced forecasting models to identify opportunities and risks to our growth forecast and guiding the business on how to respond.
  • Analyzing and Understanding Business Performance: Using dashboards and regular reporting to track our performance across key indicators.
  • Communicating Business Performance and Strategies to the Leadership Team: Presenting reports on business performance and recommendations for the evolution of our business strategy to internal stakeholders including our leadership team on a regular cadence.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • In partnership with Finance, Sales and Commercial Strategy, develop and own the 3 Statement Financial Operating Model for the business 
  • Become deeply familiar with all the KPIs that drive the business and develop a process for raising areas of concern if we diverge from the desired results
  • Continue to improve our process for evaluating new and existing sales partners and sales channels
  • Provide strategic support on corporate development initiatives and M&A activity

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Development and execution of strategies to improve our unit economics through improving sales volume, supporting price optimization, successful GTM insights and product analysis.
  • Timely and thoughtful analytic support across our entire origination function using data-driven analyses with a bias to action.

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Analytical - must be able to develop frameworks for evaluating problems and have the technical skills to run an analysis to ground and communicate the results
  • Articulate - must be able to distill down complex topics and communicate them clearly to a variety of audiences
  • Driven - must be internally driven to succeed with insatiable curiosity and a determination to deliver on high impact goals
  • Persevering - must be able to handle a fast paced role with competing priorities and short deadlines

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • 3-4 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Investment banking, M&A.
    • Fluency in excel-based financial modelling
    • Exceptional analytical abilities and experience using relational databases
    • Understanding of key accounting principles 
    • Experience communicating complex analyses to different audiences
    • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint); intermediate understanding of GSuite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides)
    • Strong quantitative skills and the ability to interpret financial data, including financial statements, key financial performance indicators, valuation models and techniques.
  • Nice to Have
    • Investment banking experience
    • Venture Capital or Private Equity experience
    • Experience presenting analyses to C-Suite
    • Tableau, SQL read-write experience
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An Insider's view of Inspire

What are some social events your company does?

As the cherry on top to our mission-driven work, Inspire's community is top-tier. A couple of my favorite events have included beautifying the city on Earth Day, awarding top talent at The Windy's, and learning how our industry can take steps to be more equitable. With every happy hour, I'm reminded how enchanting my fellow Avengers truly are.

Lindsey Tod

Manager, Communications & Special Projects

How does the company support your career growth?

Inspire has helped me take my career to the next level, but most importantly, empowered me to find my passion! Having started my career in Member Experience and Operations, I was able to build a strong foundation of how the business works. I use that knowledge every day as a Product Manager, implementing automation and helping our business scale!

Meghan Griffiths

Product Manager, Acquisition Services

What is your vision for the company?

Inspire is a clean energy technology company with a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future. We do this by providing consumers with access to renewable energy sources like wind and solar to power their homes through a frictionless digital experience. By being part of the Inspire community, our members are empowered.

Patrick Maloney

CEO

What are some things you learned at the company?

In my 4 years at Inspire, I've learned so much about what it means to be a committed steward of our planet. Our mission attracts individuals with a strong passion for combatting climate change, and it's contagious. I've been challenged to make impactful lifestyle changes and found new and exciting ways to live our mission in my day to day.

Becca Quirk

Manager, Employee Experience

What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Inspire's Sustainability team and 3 Employee Resource Groups offer ample opportunities to get out in our local communities, connect with our mission, and further our impact.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Inspire has 3 active employee resource group for our BIPOC, Women, LGBTQIA+ communities and allies that offer monthly programming & bonding opportunities for members.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Inspire regularly offers Wellness focused programming for employees, including awareness & training sessions hosted by experts, company wide wellness challenges, and onsite exercise classes.
Team workouts
Group challenges & competitions coordinated in our #workout slack channel and access to unlimited workouts through our wellbeing app offerings to all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Unlimited subscriptions to wellbeing apps to support healthy habits like meditation and therapy and monthly selfcare workshops to equip employees with tools to prioritize their wellbeing.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
In addition to internal monthly programming and events, Inspire holds an annual All Company Retreat for employees to connect with our mission and one another
Game Room
Avengers have access to a variety of games in our indoor/outdoor community area. Ping pong tournaments are a crowd favorite amongst our employees!
Stocked Kitchen
Employees enjoy a kitchen filled with a variety of snacks, LaCroix, and cold brew and kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours happen regularly at Inspire HQ, both within teams and company-wide. We hold an annual Halloween happy hour & costume competition as well as an end of year Holiday Party.
Parking
We offer Inspire employees on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Inspire is a dog friendly office.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Inspire works with employees to get them the remote items that will help them be most productive in their at-home offices.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts a monthly 'Coach It Corner' series where employees have a platform to share their area of passion or expertise with the larger business!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Inspire puts a strong emphasis on supporting the wellbeing of all employees. In February, we launched company-wide Wellness Days to prevent employee burnout. Our team gets 1-2 days off per month to take time for themselves to unwind, rest, and take care of themselves.

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