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Manager, Strategic Finance

Peak Power Inc

Peak Power Inc

Accounting & Finance
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

At Peak Power, we’re making it profitable to pursue net zero

Peak Power enables C&I companies to reduce costs while pursuing net zero goals by working with financiers to provide a no-cost battery energy storage solution that covers deployment, operation, and maintenance. We also help distributed energy resource asset owners optimize their assets through our Peak Synergy software.

Peak Synergy is our energy efficiency software platform. It analyzes grid conditions in real-time and sends notifications for high demand hours. The platform also looks at how dirty the grid is at any moment. If a building has batteries and EVs chargers onsite, Peak Synergy manages their usage to meet sustainability goals and participate in complicated energy market programs.

At the end of the day, this means cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable electricity for everyone. We’re powering the clean energy revolution.

The Opportunity

This Manager, Strategic Finance role will report to the Director, Renewable Energy Transactions. This high-visibility role requires interfacing with internal teams, our developer, and financing partners (equity and debt). You will be responsible for evaluating prospective development opportunities to determine whether they are financially feasible based on the type of project and its location (within continental North America). You will also get to work closely with Business Development, Operations, and the Executive Team.

Our Manager, Strategic Finance will:

Deliver. You will prepare financial models and investment analyses for Distributed Energy Resource (“DER”) projects in key North American markets to help underwrite sales, acquisitions, financing and partnership transactions.

  • Develop financial models to interpret the full value stack of projects relevant to their specific market.

  • Lead due diligence efforts, including technical, financial, and environmental assessments.

  • Collaborate with external advisors and consultants (legal, technical, environmental) to evaluate risks and opportunities.

Report. Present models, investment analysis and creative solutions to leadership in a clear and digestible manner with supporting findings to aid in key strategic decisions

  • Create PowerPoint presentations and IRR/investment analysis on project valuations for financing partners, Peak Power leadership and the board of directors

Collaborate. You will work with cross-functional team members to learn about all elements of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) energy sector projects and value stack for key markets in which Peak Power operates

  • Build solid relationships with internal and external clients

  • Stay abreast of industry developments, regulatory changes, and advancements in renewable energy technologies.

Grow. You are a critical thinker who can seize opportunities to create value for Peak Power’s long-term vision. You will proactively identify opportunities to improve operational performance, efficiency, and scalability and contribute to Peak Power’s electric asset portfolio growth.

What you bring to Peak Power:

The experience and education.

  • 5+ years of experience preferred within Project Finance, Corporate Development or Investment Banking in North America’s renewable energy assets; experience with energy storage projects or distributed energy projects is considered a plus

  • Knowledge of wholesale energy markets in the North American ISOs will be considered a plus

  • Experience presenting recommendations and summarizing financial analysis to Executive-level management of both internal and external stakeholders;

  • An understanding of project finance and development concepts;

  • Master’s Degree/CFA/CPA preferred;

  • Organized, diligent, and able to track and manage multiple streams of information on an ongoing basis;

  • Strong financial modelling and analytical skills.

The drive and curiosity. You have a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and are motivated to solve problems and support the organization’s success. You are passionate about contributing to innovative solutions to climate change.

  • Curious and fast learner attributes demonstrated by proven ability to meet deadlines, problem-solving and attention to detail

  • Passion for learning and conducting targeted research and analysis within the renewable energy space

The flexibility. You can adapt your activities to support evolving team priorities in a rapidly changing business environment. You are comfortable with ambiguity and enjoy coming up with solutions when there is no clear, defined path or process outlined. You are proactive in identifying problems & finding solutions.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with teammates across functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform with a high degree of resourcefulness.

So why Peak Power?

We’re focused on solving problems that impact energy markets both locally and around the world. We are a growth-stage clean technology company that has partnered with major names in real estate, electricity, and smart city spaces. To work with us is not only to work with an exciting company, but to also be on the cutting edge of the global transition to distributed, clean, and carbon-free energy.

How we invest in our team:

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). We believe in driving a better energy future through focused efforts towards understanding and improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

  • You’re Covered. Comprehensive benefits from Day 1.

  • Work/Life Balance. Generous and flexible vacation and sick/wellness days to make time for personal appointments and taking a mental health break.

  • We’re Listening. We take internal engagement surveys seriously and make actionable changes based on feedback.

  • Keep Learning. Sharpen your skills through continuous development paid for by Peak Power.

  • Get Social. Fun activities including team events and game nights to stay connected both virtually and in person including fun Slack channels that celebrate our love of food, fitness, fashion, furry friends, and everything in between!

  • Long Weekends Start Early. Beat the traffic to the cottage or curl up with your favourite book, start early with half days off before long weekends.

  • Health & Wellness. We care about your physical and mental wellbeing and offer monthly reimbursements to support your fitness and health journey.

Join us!

Apply here or learn more about our company from our website or LinkedIn.

At Peak Power we value the unique experiences and perspectives that folx bring. This is how we build a collaborative and innovative environment. As such, we welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Should you feel that you don’t meet 100% of the areas of this posting we encourage you to apply and tell us more about what values you feel you could add to the team. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.