Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities




Accounting & Finance
Woburn, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
About VEIR
Giving everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, affordable energy will require substantial expansion of global electricity transmission networks. VEIR is developing a new generation of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines, enabling long distance, reliable, low loss, cost–effective power transfer in far smaller right–of–ways. VEIR’s innovations overcome the main barriers to transmission expansion, enabling the world to access the very lowest cost renewable power.
The Role
VEIR is seeking an engaged and experienced Controller to join our growing team and play a pivotal role in our financial success. This position offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of the energy industry, build robust financial systems, and directly impact the company's trajectory.
VEIR is seeking a strategic and experienced Controller to join our growing team and play a pivotal role in our company's success. This is an exciting opportunity at a dynamic startup driving global decarbonatization and grid resilience. This position offers the opportunity to build, develop, and manage the corporate accounting function from the ground up at a company at the forefront of energy innovation. The ideal candidate brings strong leadership, problem-solving, and financial skills, along with experience in a manufacturing environment.
This position will be based at VEIR’s headquarters in Woburn, MA, and report directly to the CFO.

In the first three months you will…

  • Develop strong working relationships across the organization and quickly build trust and credibility with VEIR leadership and other critical internal stakeholders, including Commercial and Engineering
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, in compliance with GAAP standards
  • Scope and recommend the company ERP system
  • Drive auditor selection process and audit preparations

In the first six months you will...

  • In collaboration with the CFO, Finance Manager and other team leaders, implement inaugural company ERP system
  • Prepare internal processes and coordinate the annual audit process with external auditors
  • Collaborate with tax advisors to ensure compliance with all tax laws
  • Support the Finance Manager and CFO in clearly communicating financial performance and trends to C-Suite and Board of Directors

By the end of your first year you will...

  • Develop and implement internal controls process and risk management strategies
  • In collaboration with the CFO, lead the Treasury function and capital investment initiatives
  • Collaborate with the commercial and engineering teams to ensure troubleshoot and build scalable processes
  • Provide strategic support to key business initiatives and investment
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the finance team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement

To be successful in this role...

  • You have at least 8+ years of finance and accounting experience, with increasing levels of leadership and responsibility; experience in the energy sector or hardware/manufacturing industry a plus
  • You have at least a bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA preferred.
  • Your previous roles demonstrate extensive knowledge of GAAP principles, financial reporting standards, and regulatory requirements
  • You have a proven track record of developing and implementing internal controls and process improvements in a startup environment
  • You operate with a high level of integrity, discretion, professionalism, and attention to detail
  • You have strong analytical and logical skills, and you are adept at interpreting complex financial data to inform strategic decisions
  • You have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills across all levels of staff and with external stakeholders
  • Highly motivated, energetic, mature, and detail-oriented with a positive approach to problem solving
  • You are committed to VEIR’s mission, goals, and core values
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. We strive to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and are committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees.
To all recruitment agencies: VEIR does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VEIR employees, or any other organization location. VEIR is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.