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2 Jan 2015

CFO – GRID Alternatives – Oakland, CA

Job Description

CFO – GRID Alternatives – Oakland, CA

GRID Alternatives is the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer. We train and lead teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families. These installations enhance housing affordability by reducing energy costs for those who need the savings the most and expand economic opportunity for job seekers by providing hands-on training in the growing field of solar. We have ten regional offices/affiliates nationwide serving California, Colorado, the New York Tri-State Area, and the Mid-Atlantic region as well as tribal and international operations, coordinated through our Headquarters office in Oakland. All accounting and finance functions are coordinated through our Headquarters office in Oakland.

We are looking for a CFO to help further our mission by providing financial analysis, planning and reporting for executive staff and Boards. The position would report to COO and would manage the Controller who in turn manages a team of 4-5 accountants.

Job Duties

  • Prepare financial reports for board meetings for parent organization and affiliates
  • Support Executive and Regional Directors in understanding their financial statements
  • Provide analysis of trends in organizational finance and identify areas of concern
  • Identify organizational needs for financial reporting, and work with Controller to ensure that accounting processes are compatible with these needs
  • Work with Controller to update budget forecasting tools
  • Assist in creation of organizational budget, including supporting Executive and Regional Directors in developing their budgets
  • Assist in developing pricing models

Position Requirements

  • Training and work experience in financial management
  • Solid grasp of non-profit financial concepts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a hard working, informal, high-growth organization
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Ability to think creatively, while remaining focus on achievable outcomes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with non-profit finances and knowledge of non-profit accounting practices
  • Passion for and experience with renewable energy, affordable housing, and/or environment/environmental justice work
  • Experience with Intacct
  • Experience with[[|]] CRM database.

Office Location

Located at GRID Alternatives’ office in North Oakland.


Commensurate with experience. Includes medical, dental, paid-time-off, and optional enrollment in 403b retirement plan. Flexible and part-time working arrangements available to the right candidate.


How to Apply

Follow this link to apply:  Grid Jobs
  • Posted by: brian
  • Company: GRID Alternatives
  • Location: Oakland, California, United States
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  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive
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