Director of Finance

  • Job Location:
    Remote (US)
  • Company Location:
    San Francisco, US
  • Category:
    Finance & Accounting
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  • Published on:
    April 7, 2021

Job Description

Pachama is on a mission to solve climate change by restoring forests, nature’s carbon sinks. Pachama harnesses satellite imaging with artificial intelligence to measure carbon captured in forests. This technology enables remote verification and monitoring of forests to provide a new standard of assurance in carbon markets. Through the Pachama platform, we connect responsible companies and individuals with carbon credits from projects that are protecting and restoring forests worldwide.

Pachama is backed by mission-aligned investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon Climate Fund, LowerCarbon Capital, Saltwater Ventures, and Paul Graham. And Pachama was recently named by in FastCompany’s Most Innovative Companies in the Artificial Intelligence sector.

The Role:

Pachama is looking for a strategic, adaptable Director of Finance to support scaling of business operations and future investment into reforestation projects. The role will own scaling critical financial processes in the company, shaping business strategy based on clear financial thinking, and structuring deployment of capital into forest carbon projects.

We’re looking for someone comfortable in a mixture of settings: familiarity with investment vehicles, understanding trading platforms, and start-up FP&A. If you’re interested in both developing answers about big strategic questions on how to scale reforestation as well as getting in the nitty gritty of start-up accounting and finances, this role is for you!


Job is remote, but we prefer candidates to be within three hours of the Pacific time zone.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Lead creation of investment mechanisms enabling Pachama to deploy capital into projects and partners
  • Develop forward looking financial models to support strategic planning
  • Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance
  • Own and improve Pacham’s financial reporting and accounting processes, including implementation of control processes
  • Own communications and partnerships with a range of financial institutions

Some things we consider important in this role:

  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of investment vehicles
  • Experience in project finance a plus!
  • Ability to navigate and understand financial documents with ease
  • Experience scaling processes at an early stage start-up
  • Clear communication skills with an ability to speak to a range of stakeholders
  • Absolute passion for our mission
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