VP, Controller

Washington, DC /
Finance /
/ Hybrid
Eligibility: Inspiration is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.
Location: Our Washington D.C. team collaborates together in our office Tuesday-Thursday and remotely Mondays and Fridays remotely. 
Salary Range: $170-220K, plus annual bonus eligible

To Learn More: Watch THIS video produced by one of our primary investors, Macquarie, which does a great job explaining who we are and what our fantastic team does.

About Us: 
Inspiration is the world’s first specialist investment, and asset management platform exclusively focused on accelerating the electrification of transportation in North America. We provide capital and turnkey EV fleet-as-a-service solutions to enable commercial fleets to “go electric” as easily, quickly, and profitably as possible. Our company invests in, develops, and manages the real assets (including electric vehicles, EV charging infrastructure, and related real estate) that enable the electrification of transportation at scale. Backed by three of the world’s leading energy and infrastructure investors, we aim to dramatically accelerate fleet electrification in North America while building the leading pure-play, diversified EV infrastructure platform.
Your Mission:   
Your mission will be to build and lead our monthly and annual accounting processes as well as manage our financial operations. You will direct all our operational accounting functions, handle the accumulation and consolidation of financial data for our internal and external financial statements, evaluate accounting and internal control systems, and lead a small team comprised of a Director of Accounting and a Senior Staff Accountant. You will report to Sung Cho, our Chief Financial Officer.
The Legacy You’ll Leave:   
As a result of your time in this role, you built a world-class accounting organization that produced timely, accurate, and informative reports that helped us manage our large and fast-growing business. You also built a lean and finely tuned finance operation that issued accurate billing with timely collections and tightly controlled expenses and payments.

Outcomes You'll Deliver:

    • Produced timely and accurate monthly financial reporting and audited annual financials for internal and external presentation
    • Within 3 months, developed, documented, and maintained accounting policies and procedures
    • Within 3 months, established an automated and fully integrated account payables management system
    • Within 6 months, completed monthly financial close process within 5 days of month end
    • Within 9 months, produced an automated and fully integrated billing system that provided accurate monthly invoices for each line of business
    • Ensured all tax and regulatory filings are completed accurately and timely

Who You Are:

    • You have 7+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller, including some involvement with equipment leasing. Mobility, fleet management, charging management, electric vehicles, and energy experience also strongly preferred.
    • You have successfully hired, trained, and grown an accounting organization from startup to maturity
    • You know lease accounting from both the lessee and lessor perspective
    • You have successfully implemented systems to automate the billing, A/R, and A/P processes
    • You have successfully managed and coordinated all operational functions, including accounts payable, billings & collections, and payroll
    • You have overseen tax and regulatory reporting, including tax planning and compliance
    • You have managed daily cash and prepared cash-flow reports, projecting cash needs at weekly and monthly intervals
    • You are energized and passionate about our mission to contribute to climate solutions by accelerating the transition to EV
    • You have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and a CPA
    • You have domain expertise and experience in one or more of the following sectors: i) fleet management / vehicle leasing or finance, ii) clean energy / renewables /sustainability, iii) asset investment / private credit / project finance. If you have experience in more than one of these domains, even better! 

Our Core Values:
Inspiration’s culture is based on a shared respect for our core values described HERE.  Fit with these values is a critical component of our hiring process, and employees are expected to demonstrate these behaviors in their interactions with colleagues, customers, and all stakeholders. An assessment of how each employee has exhibited our values is an important part of our performance review process.  

Our Commitment to You:
Inspiration embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the greater our impact will be! 

All offers of employment are contingent upon positive references and a successful background check.

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