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Sr Business Analyst, Financial Operations at Sunnova

Sr Business Analyst, Financial Operations

Sunnova Houston, TX Full-Time

Senior Business Analyst, Financial Operations

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 independenceTM 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 Senior Business Analyst, Financial Operations Position

Sunnova Energy is searching for a Senior Business Analyst of Financial Operations. This newly created position will be responsible for creating efficiencies within the Finance organization by functionally designing and developing global Finance processes, tools, data, and reporting for finance transformation. In support of Sunnova’s ongoing expansion and scale, this role will initially focus on reporting capabilities and related change management. Success will be measured by driving continuous improvement across the organization to achieve greater efficiencies and scalability by designing and creating data analytics or other automation to reduce manual processes and produce faster results.

Senior Business Analyst, Financial Operations Responsibilities

  • Creates new reports or ad hoc data requests utilizing Tableau, OneStream, or process automation with other Automation/RPA tools supporting Finance & Accounting teams, identifying impact and ownership within dependent cross-functional teams such as Finance, IT, Commercial Operations, and Service & Energy Operations.

  • Improves the organization’s ability, via better tools, processes and data reporting to perform meaningful analysis and provide faster and more actionable information to be used by the organization to drive results.

  • Documents current and future-state processes to create support for changes through flowcharts, business requirements documents, data definitions, etc.

  • Drives continuous improvement in processes across the Finance organization and supports change management as needed. 

  • Creates tools to support Finance organization as applicable or oversees and monitors IT enhancement or project process to be a steward for Finance. Assists with design, testing, and rollout of changes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Information Technology or related area

  • 5+ years’ experience with data analytics tools and/or process automation  

  • Experience with reporting/data analytics tools through design and creation of reports, dashboards, and queries. Or creation of process automation

  • Experience in process mapping and business requirements documentation

  • Public company experience 

  • Knowledge of financial systems capabilities, finance and accounting processes, and an understanding of the business and systems needs to define processes, propose solutions, and document functional capabilities for requirements

  • Experience partnering cross functionally with multiple departments (e.g., Finance, Accounting, FP&A, IT, Supply Chain, Operations, etc.) 

  • Proven track record of timely analyzing and summarizing extremely large quantities of data

  • Very strong aptitude for learning, can quickly grasp complex concepts and data and summarize for relevant key messages, and are comfortable driving change and managing within a high-growth business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 

  • Working knowledge of the Agile methodology 

  • Certified Business Analyst

  • Certification or training in change management methodologies

  • Previous experience in renewable energy 

  • Working knowledge of Tableau

  • Working knowledge of an RPA tool

  • Experience with data management of financial master data

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in an energy market and/or financial service industry

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Positive, self-motivated and can-do personality – growth mindset 

  • Very strong organization and communication skills, verbal and written 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects while working under pressure and adhere to time constraints 

  • Ethical team player; always maintains the highest degree of integrity 

Working Conditions

  • Open-office environment 

  • Hybrid work environment 

  • Overtime may be required during busy compliance times


  • 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


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

Recommended Skills

  • Agile Methodology
  • Automation
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Process Mapping
  • Business Requirements
  • Certified Project Management Professional
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