Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at Inspire

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Inspire is investing in developing a world-class finance function as we enter the next chapter of our growth. As the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), you will be responsible for building and owning our financial processes, including budgeting and forecasting; setting financial goals and driving accountability across the organization; and providing analysis to understand performance and drive strategic decision making.


  1. Develop and own key business processes to support budgeting and forecasting
  2. Develop dynamic financial models and reports that track business metrics and performance on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
  3. Drive thoughtful investment decisions as we seek to best allocate our capital to drive growth
  4. Partner with accounting to analyze and interpret actual financial performance vs. operating plan and provide recommendations back to the business
  5. Act as a financial thought partner for leaders across the organization, including sales, marketing, operations
  6. Provide analysis and reporting for our executive team and Board of Directors
  7. Support investor relations and any capital raising activity


  • Lead budget and forecasting processes
  • Rebuild financial forecast model
  • Act as key point of contact for financial diligence requests from current and potential investors and lenders
  • Develop improved process for sales/BD forecasting, opex forecasting, etc.
  • Establish key processes for budget vs. actual reporting
  • Ongoing reporting


  • Achieve all above listed deliverables effectively


  • Entrepreneurial: Self-starter with a bias toward action and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Problem Solver: Excited by tackling new challenges in innovative ways
  • Collaborative: Experience building strong relationships internally and externally
  • Analytical: Data-driven and detail-oriented 


  • Must Have
    • 8-10 years of total work experience in a combination of investment banking, management consulting, corporate finance, and/or financial operations in a fast-growing business
    • Motivated by driving insights and action vs. just doing the analysis – a focus on the “so what”
    • Experience managing a team 
  • Nice to Have
    • Familiarity with business and forecasting tools like Adaptive Insights
    • Experience with Tableau or a similar tool
    • Experience in high-growth consumer or energy businesses 

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3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

An Insider's view of Inspire

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Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It. The Avenger of the Month is also featured on our blog here:



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!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
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 Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
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.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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