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IT Analyst, Finance & Planning at Sunnova

IT Analyst, Finance & Planning

Sunnova Remote, OR Full-Time

Brief Description of Sunnova

Sunnova is a different kind of Power Company, offering solar and storage services to homeowners within the United States and its territories through our network of local solar dealers and solar standard community homebuilders. Our mission is powering energy independence TM and changing the energy industry.  At Sunnova, we believe in achieving more by working together; our diverse workforce allows an inclusive and innovative culture to power our long-term growth.  Our people focus on thinking beyond traditional limits – and to do that, we need the creativity and energy of every person.  


Come be a part of the fastest growing segment of the energy industry!



The IT Analyst, Finance and Planning Position 

Sunnova Energy is searching for an IT Analyst for Finance and Planning to be responsible for IT financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and financial performance reporting. This position will report to the Vice President of Service Delivery and provide support to the CIO and senior IT leadership team.

IT Analyst, Finance and Planning Responsibilities 

  • Facilitates the Annual Planning and Quarterly Forecasting process
  • Prepares monthly variance analysis comparing actual IT spend versus plan, forecast, and prior year; collaborates with Finance team to align understandings
  • Reviews monthly department results with IT Leadership to communicate performance and identify required actions 
  • Manages invoice processing; includes validations, ensuring correct cost bookings to GL accounts, and adhering to policies and controls 
  • Prepares monthly accruals; ensures costs are booked to the appropriate month
  • Maintains complete records of IT department license agreements, maintenance agreements and service agreements; includes license counts, key vendor contacts, terms, and renewal dates 
  • Anticipates and coordinates the renewal process for IT department agreements; engages key internal stakeholders and relevant vendor representatives 
  • Develops financial models for complex agreements to support negotiations and cost forecasts
  • Maintains organization charts and tracks approved positions and headcount; works with IT leaders to prepare new position requisitions, as needed; maintains a headcount forecast by incorporating anticipated growth and hiring time
  • Creates recurring ad-hoc reports and models for the purpose of empowering management to make data driven decisions 
  • Performs and coordinates project-based financial analysis and modeling to support operation and capital spend reporting; assists with business case preparation and submission for financial investment 
  • Maintains up-to-date documentation for routine IT Finance and Planning processes 
  • Engages in periodic audits with Audit department and third-party consultants; organizes and participates in reviews; takes ownership of appropriate audit tasks and ensures completion

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields, or with relevant years of service in lieu of a degree 
  • 2-4+ years’ experience in financial planning or analysis or related fields 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to build accurate models using spreadsheets and similar tools 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and consistently deliver by agreed deadlines 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields 
  • Experience with corporate financial planning tools such as OneStream, Vena, Anaplan, etc.
  • Experience with IT budgeting
  • Experience with cloud-based service agreements and pricing models
  • Experience with Microsoft and Salesforce licensing
  • Experience with AWS products and pricing

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain a high energy, “can-do” attitude within a collaborative team environment, and a high degree of professionalism
  • Excellent data analysis skills 
  • Strong process documentation skills 
  • Effective remote team collaboration skills using tools such as Teams, Slack, etc. 

Working Conditions

  • Open-office environment
  • Occasional nights and weekends when required by workload and/or project deliverables 
  • May require periodic working visits to Houston TX main sites or other remote locations.


Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
  • Competitive compensation & annual bonus
  • Paid time off, including 10 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
  • Cell phone allowance for many roles
  • Free access to onsite fitness center in Houston and/or discounted fitness memberships through health provider
  • Complimentary garage parking in Houston


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