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Senior Financial Analyst 


Senior Financial Analyst

About Proterra

Proterra’s mission is to deliver clean, quiet transportation for all people. As the world’s leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, California-based Proterra designs and manufactures battery-electric transit buses. To date, Proterra has delivered over 100 vehicles that have driven over 3 million miles, avoiding more than 12 million pounds of carbon emissions. The newest vehicle in the Proterra fleet, the Catalyst E2, traveled 600 miles on a single charge on a test track, setting a new industry standard. With a real-world range of up to 350 miles, the Catalyst E2 is the first 100% electric vehicle to enable transit operators to eliminate the need for fossil fuels in their fleet.

Proterra Finance and Strategy

The Finance and Strategy team at Proterra is responsible for driving business decisions and company strategy, creating financial plans and measuring performance, and evaluating new business opportunities. Proterra is in an exciting, high-growth stage, so you must be nimble, highly capable and comfortable operating with a high degree of autonomy to thrive in our fast-paced environment. As a member of our small team, you will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on our business. We value cultural fit and a team-oriented attitude. We are passionate about electrification of heavy duty transportation and are committed to hiring and developing top talent who share our passion. We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, health benefits, and a collegial work environment.

About the Role

Proterra is hiring a Senior Financial Analyst based in Burlingame, CA. The focus of the role is financial planning and analysis and corporate finance with work including financial modeling, developing business processes, strategic analysis, and reporting. Additional focus areas will include business development for financing products, investor relations, and ad-hoc projects. The ideal candidate will combine strong financial and strategic acumen with rigorous analysis to inform decision-making by the company’s senior leadership. This position will report to the Manager of Corporate Finance.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the below. Responsibilities will evolve alongside the company’s needs and increase with strong performance.

  • Lead financial planning activities, including the development of regular forecasts through coordination with cross-functional teams
  • Maintain and improve business planning tools, including the corporate financial model
  • Compare actual results vs. the forecast and analyze the drivers of any difference
  • Prepare financial review packages for the CFO and other executives
  • Evaluate the economic and strategic considerations of financing alternatives
  • Support the execution of debt and equity capital raises, including a potential initial public offering, to fund the company’s growth while reducing financial risk and cost of capital
  • Support project finance activities, including the development of a financing company
  • Project manage the preparation for Board of Directors meetings
  • Respond to investor inquiries and communicate financial results
  • Develop ad-hoc financial models and analyses to support strategic decisions
  • Create presentations for executive and Board level audiences
  • Interact with executives and investors with poise and professionalism
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to improve the business

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from a high-quality university
  • 2+ years of experience in investment banking, consulting, corporate finance, or similar roles
  • Advanced financial modeling skills and knowledge of finance / accounting principles
  • Committed to the timely delivery of detail-oriented work and continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal and written / verbal communication skills
  • Maintains the highest level of integrity, respect for others, and a positive attitude
  • Passion for sustainability and / or advancing electric transportation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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