Lives in: Princeton, MA
What do you do at SolarFlair? Which part of your job do you find most rewarding?
As Finance Manager, I oversee all areas of finance and administration including: payroll, accounts payable and receivables, job costing, cash management, general ledger, inventory, banking and reconciliations, and sales commission tracking. I provide strategic analyses for senior management to determine project and company profitability, prepare quarterly financial statements and special reports required by lenders, develop company policies and procedures including writing and maintaining the Operations Manual and Employee Handbook and ensure compliance with small business regulations, tax laws, insurance requirements, industry standards, etc. I also serve as the focal point for human resources management and liaise with insurance brokers, public accounting firm, payroll service, lenders, and 401(k) Plan financial advisors. There are a number of things I enjoy while working here, such as problem solving, providing timely and relevant analyses, and working as a team to grow the company.
Is your SolarFlair experience different compared to your work experiences elsewhere?
Yes. I do enjoy working for a small company because you can really see the results of your work and your decisions have an impact on the operations. SolarFlair is doing something to address climate change and, being an environmental advocate, that is a unique and appealing quality that SolarFlair has over previous employers.
Other than solar what do you do for fun?
I love to be outdoors - so hiking, backpacking, biking, skiing, etc. are at the top of the list. When not outdoors, I am a voracious reader and absolutely love to cook.
How do you connect your love for philanthropy with your job at SolarFlair?
For many years I have been involved with Habitat for Humanity, whether selecting families, speaking to college students, pounding nails, or serving on the Board of Directors. I have also been very involved with Disaster Recovery trips to New Orleans and New Jersey post hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, respectively. Helping others in need is very important to me. It is great to see that Habitat has made it a priority to use local, sustainable materials and is building super energy efficient homes. This helps the families and the environment. SolarFlair is helping families to save on their utility bills and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s a win-win!
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you
- I haven’t met a puzzle that I didn’t like - crossword, Sudoku, Jumble, or jigsaw
- I am a twin
- I applied for a position with the CIA and was invited to sit for the exam