Pattern Energy Group

  • Accounting Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/2/2018 1:56 PM)
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  • Overview

    Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group 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 Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.




    This position will have managerial and accounting responsibility for entities involved in the origination of greenfield development and construction or acquisition.




    • Manage general ledger accounting team by reviewing reconciliations, consolidating trial balances and financial statements on a standalone and consolidated basis for multiple asset origination and service provider entities.
    • Ensure consistent application of accounting principles and financial statement presentation across multiple entities.
    •  Manage monthly close process to ensure timely completion of consolidation and reporting deliverables.
    • Coordinate accounting system enhancements in accordance with management’s objectives and company resources.
    • Read, interpret and guide staff in determination of proper GAAP or other accounting treatment of complex deals/transactions and aid in drafting technical accounting memorandums
    • Manage corporate audit by interfacing with auditors, ensuring timely completion of supporting schedules, financial statements and audit report.
    • Develop, document and implement accounting policies and procedures.
    • Mentor staff in developing understanding of wind and non-wind asset origination and operating projects and keeping abreast of accounting guidance.
    • Other special projects as assigned.




    College degree required.  BS degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination of coursework and experience is required.  Public accounting experience is a plus.





    The following criteria will be used as a basis for Pattern to select a qualified applicant:

    • The candidate should have a minimum of 12 years of relevant accounting experience. 
    • Multi-level consolidations with minority interests.
    • Equity and cost accounting for investments.
    • Multiple businesses with multiple functional currencies.
    • Purchase accounting – business combinations.
    • Project financing.
    • Accounting for multiple asset origination entities and service providers.
    • Accounting to meet the requirements of financing and loan documents.
    • Additional Requirements
    • Must possess strengths in the following:
    • The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong "hands on" technical skills with a keen, thorough attention to detail.
    • Strong technical and analytical accounting background and familiarity or experience with complex accounting issues, consolidations, US and foreign GAAP 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.
    • Enjoys working in a very “hands on” and detail-oriented environment.
    • Self-starter with flexibility, desire to learn, willing to ask questions and take ownership of projects.
    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.



    • Computer skills – Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).
    • The Company is using Microsoft Dynamics AX general ledger, fixed asset, accounts payable, accounts receivable and reporting software.


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