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Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administrative Services
The Position
The Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administrative Services (CFO) is central to the successful operations of SVCE. Reporting directly to the CEO, the position is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan goals and objectives for internal operations and serves as a strategic partner to the CEO and other departments. The scope of the position includes financial management, forecasting and budget development, information technology, human resources, purchasing and shared responsibility for energy risk management.

The position is directly involved with power supply purchasing, customer rate-setting, financial projections and reporting, and oversees the contracted functions of accounting, information technology and human resources. The position ensures the information technology, workforce resources, and operating environment needed for continued organizational success.

Over the next two to three years, the CFO will lead:
  • Development of user-driven and internal customer policies and procedures to support and sustain SVCE operations,
  • Acquisition and implementation of integrated enterprise-wide systems to ensure risk management and reporting functions are best-in-class, and
  • Efforts to build on marketplace and community confidence in SVCE’s financial foundation and operations.
The CFO requires exceptional financial management and leadership experience in the energy or utility industries, whether in the private or public sectors. The new CFO must embrace SVCE’s mission and possess the skills to lead a small but high energy team committed to collaboration, creativity, and customer service.

To view the online announcement, click here or download the recruitment brochure here.
Position: Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administrative Services
Organization: Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Location: Sunnyvale,  CA 
United States
Salary: $148,865 - $259,662 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 8/18/2020
Date Posted: 8/18/2020
Requirements The ideal candidate will
  • Possess superb communication skills in writing, one-on-one, small groups, and public presentations
  • Have experience growing an organization and developing new business procedures for consistency but without bureaucracy
  • Embrace a growth mindset which learns from success and failure alike
  • Balance internal customer service needs with financial accountability
  • Thrive working within a small, heavily outsourced team and a lean organization
Key Attributes
  • Mission Driven. Passionate and inspired by SVCE’s vision of combating climate change.
  • Collaborator. Engages stakeholders in internal operations and resists a siloed organization.
  • High energy. Performs at full bandwidth and with high expectations; excels in a hands-on entrepreneurial environment.


A Bachelor's degree is required in business or public administration, operations management, economics or closely related field, or other degrees with demonstrable and commensurate work experience that is directly relevant for this position. Prior designation as a CPA is desired, but not required, as is further academic study in finance, utility services, energy systems or environmental change.

A minimum of seven years progressively responsible financial management experience including strategic financial leadership. Direct experience in energy or utility financial services required whether in the private or public sectors. Strong supervisorial and contract management skills are also required.

  • The salary range for the position is $148,865 to $259,662 annually, depending on qualifications and depth of experience.
  • SVCE offers an attractive benefits package including individual, family and domestic partners health insurance; monthly fitness benefit; defined-contribution retirement and employer matching contributions; health reimbursement account stipend; a flexible spending account stipend; and paid vacation.
  • SVCE currently plans to have all employees work remotely through the end of 2020 and is evaluating the option of implementing a hybrid remote-working model thereafter.
To Be Considered
  • Please submit your resume and a cover letter by end of day, Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
  • Contact Greg Larson with questions at GLarson@ManagementPartners.com or 408-761-1326.
To view the online job announcement, click here or download the recruitment brochure here.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/17/2020
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Organization Information
Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Sunnyvale,  CA 94087
United States
(408) 761-1326
Greg Larson