Pattern Energy Group

  • Senior Accountant - Corporate

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/10/2018 7:59 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting
    Job ID
    2018-1261
  • Overview

    Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.

     

    The Pattern Energy team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

     

    Pattern Energy operates in the United States, Canada and Chile, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, Toronto, Santiago, Tokyo and New York. Pattern Energy’s corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.

    Responsibilities

    JOB PURPOSE

     

    This position will have accounting responsibility for two or more operating wind and/or solar projects and their respective holding companies. The incumbent will work closely with other accountants within the accounting group based in San Francisco, as well as individuals from other groups such as finance, legal, asset management, and tax.

     

     

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • General ledger responsibility for majority of accounts for assigned projects.
    • Prepare account analyses and reconciliations on a monthly basis.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual stand-alone financial statements for two or more projects.
    • Read, interpret, and summarize project contracts to assure proper accounting and compliance.
    • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, year-end, and special project deadlines and requirements are met.
    • Hands-on use, data entry and navigation of Pattern’s general ledger, and reporting software (currently Dynamics AX). Will need to learn to generate Dynamics reports from all system modules to take full advantage of Dynamics Data.
    • Assist with quarterly (10Q) and annual (10K) public reporting requirements – primarily focused on compilation of footnotes and applicable disclosures.
    • SOX 404 compliance duties.
    • Maintain schedules to support income tax filing requirements.
    • Set-up and maintain the accounting and permanent files for existing and new projects.
    • Perform accounting research as needed.
    • Responsibility for all internal, investor and lender monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
    • Full responsibility for completing the year-end audited financial statements for the projects assigned – preparing PBC items, writing footnotes, preparing the statements and interfacing with the external auditors to ensure the audits are completed on schedule.
    • Communicate with other departments, third parties and within the accounting group to coordinate information gathering and resolve accounting, intercompany and investment activity issues.
    • Limited loan compliance responsibility for the projects assigned – interest and principal payment calculations, prepare debt service coverage calculations and other actions necessary to maintain compliance with the loans.
    • Prepare annual budgets and monthly cash forecast updates.
    • Prepare monthly budget variance analysis.
    • Coordination and payment of investor distributions and ability to respond to investor requests for information.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

     

    A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent major required. A CPA license or Canadian Chartered Accountant designation is preferred.

     

     

    REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE

    • The following criteria will be used as a basis for Pattern to select a qualified applicant:
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant accounting experience
    • Accounting experience at a US public company
    • Familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley requirements

    The following experience is preferred:

    • Public accounting experience
    • Renewable energy industry experience
    • Power plant accounting
    • Purchase accounting – business combinations
    • International accounting experience

     

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must possess strengths in the following and be willing to do research as needed:
    • The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong "hands on" technical skills with attention to detail.
    • Strong technical and analytical accounting background and familiarity or experience with complex accounting issues, consolidations, US GAAP and IFRS issues, foreign currency  translation,  multiple  corporate  structures,  equity  and  investment accounting.
    • Commitment, ability, and prior experience in meeting deadlines for monthly and quarterly reporting, and special projects; preparing thorough and complete analyses and reconciliations with appropriate documentation and follow-up.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a demanding workload involving multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines with professional follow-through and minimal supervision.
    • Self-starter with flexibility, desire and eagerness to learn and assume new responsibilities while maintaining ownership of the projects.
    • Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills. Must be able to meet with and participate in Operations meetings and be well versed in the project contracts in order to contribute to these meetings.

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

     

    Computer skills – Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).  The Company is using Microsoft Dynamics AX for general ledger, fixed assets, and accounts payable, and Hyperion for consolidation and reporting.

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