Forest Carbon Analyst

Position: Forest Carbon Analyst
Location: San Francisco, CA
Full Time

About the Organization
Founded in 2001, Bluesource is the leader in North American carbon markets, finance, and project development. Bluesource has established the largest portfolio of carbon projects and credits in North America, with over a dozen project types located in nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province, and nearly 45 million credits sold to compliance and voluntary market buyers. Bluesource is headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco, Calgary, and Ontario.

About the Position
Bluesource seeks a dedicated forest industry professional to support the forest carbon implementation team through every stage of carbon project evaluation, implementation, verification, and monitoring. The successful candidate will have the unique mix of technical and practical skills necessary to both carryout the quantitative analyses central to forest carbon project development and synthesize the qualitative information that informs the technical components. Day-to-day responsibilities will cover a broad spectrum of activities including assisting in field verifications throughout the continental US and Alaska, updating technical models for on-going projects, and supporting spatial analyses. The ideal candidate will be at home in both the office and the woods and will enjoy traveling to project locations across the nation. This is an excellent opportunity for an early or mid-level professional seeking a dynamic position in the center of the forest carbon market.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Prepare written project documents for verifiers, management, and stakeholders
• Update and maintain forest carbon inventory designs consistent with existing standards
• Estimate timber production and financial returns of alternative forest management plans
• Perform statistical analyses of inventory and other data sets
• Support field work during verifications and in training new inventory crews
• Update existing carbon models for on-going projects
• Conduct silvicultural research and conduct interviews with local experts across project regions
• Manage spatial databases and edit new project boundaries
• Analyze financial costs and benefits of carbon project development

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a combination of the following qualifications:

Quantitative Skills
• At least 1 year of experience in a forestry related occupation
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in forestry or forest sciences
• Experience in forest management plans and/or harvest plan design
• Experience with FVS or similar growth and yield models
• Experience in ArcGIS mapping and analysis
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, knowledge of Access databases is a plus
• Experience cleaning and troubleshooting data
• Skilled in statistical analyses

Field Skills
• Experience in Forest Mensuration, comfortable using DBH tape and clinometer or laser
• Has forestry field experience, working in a variety of North American forest types is a plus
• Must be able to navigate uneasy terrain, steep slopes, and heavy bushwhacking over an extended period of time
• Basic dendrology, comfortable using dichotomous keys, understanding of various forest ecosystems

Other
• Highly self-motivated
• Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Expertise in project management and demonstrated ability to coordinate among various stakeholders
• Knowledge of forest carbon policy, carbon protocols, and carbon accounting standards
• Strong interest in climate change and environmental issues

Compensation and Benefits
Bluesource offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The position will be located in San Francisco, CA.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to cworthington@bluesource.com. This position will remain open until filled.

Chief Financial Officer

Position: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Full Time


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial operations, systems and direct corporate financial evaluation, administration, reporting, planning and structure.
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required).
  • Protect the assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) (monthly, quarterly and annual basis).
  • Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local financial requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advise management of actions and potential risks.
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Arrange for and manages internal support for audits as required and appropriate.
    • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the external auditors and senior management.
    • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms and review firm’s performance.
  • Develop, implement and maintain accounting and administrative policies and procedures for a wide-ranging set of activities including financial accounting and reporting, including:
    • Manage budget and control expenses effectively.
    • Reconcile bank and investment accounts.
    • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts
    • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
    • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Aid in any corporate financing or funding structures.
  • Hire, train, develop and appraise staff effectively. Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
  • Responsible for all corporate and human resource activities including employee benefits, corporate insurance and related activities. This includes the coordination of these activities with all satellite offices as well.
  • Report to CEO of Bluesource

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a combination of the following qualifications:

Competencies:

  • Financial Management.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices.
  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus.
  • CPA or other relevant qualification is a plus.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degrees in business, financial or related fields.
  • 5 or more years of experience in managing an accounting or finance function in a medium- or large-size company.
  • Proficiency in all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent GAAP

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a business, financial or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 10 or more years of experience in managing an accounting function in a medium- or large-size company.
  • Project finance, M&A and corporate debt experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
Bluesource offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. 

To Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit an application on LinkedIn.com.

About the Organization
Bluesource is a market-maker, an advisor and a capital source for environmental markets. Privately-held by management and institutional investors for over 20 years, the Company has been a leader in climate change and low carbon environmental products and services starting with its first transaction in 1996; the capture and large-scale sequestration of vent-stack carbon dioxide. Today, Bluesource creates emission reductions from over 20 different technologies in over 90 locations across 48 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Bluesource has become the dominant player in environmental markets with deep expertise in carbon capture and storage, forestry, transportation, energy efficiency and food processing along with significant environmental market positions in energy production, ODS, mine methane and energy efficient cook stoves in developing countries. Environmental advisory services for the United States and Canada began in 2008 and cover private, public and NGO evaluations, strategy, product development and launches, support for environmental marketplace creation and development, and transactional support such as protocol development as a sampling. Over the past several years, Bluesource has developed expertise and transactional experience in renewable energy (RINs, RECs, RNG), environmental mitigation (land use, habitat protection, restoration) and climate change adaptation. Due to several internal and external factors, the Company is experiencing significant growth across its operating platform. Over the next several years, Bluesource expects to enter several new geographic and functional markets while re-entering some well understood financial structures that aid in growth and diversity.