Pattern Energy Group

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Summer Intern, Accounting

Summer Intern, Accounting

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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 and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and Toronto.  Pattern Energy’s corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.


Pattern Energy is excited to hire our summer 2018 Interns! Pattern’s Summer Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience to develop technical skills, as well as a better understanding of the renewable industry. This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure. This is one way that Pattern Energy supports the larger renewable community and invests in the next generation of great minds.


The Pattern LP Development Accounting team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will have accounting and reporting responsibility for entities involved in the origination of wind and solar development and construction or acquisition. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a knowledge and understanding of the accounting for renewable energy development.

This position will support work that is responsible for financial analysis, due diligence support and modeling.  Work duties, include research, data analysis, valuation and risk assessment across a broad range of energy finance and M&A transactions, primarily in wind, solar and transmission.



Key Accountabilities

  • 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
  • Prepare and maintain Excel-based financial reporting files for operator entity – including balance sheet, income statement, changes in member’s capital, and statement of cash flows
  • Upload and prepare cash journal entries
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for multiple legal entities
  • Completion of a formal internship presentation.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, or related area having completed 3 years of course work or 1 year of MBA course work.
  • 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 and eagerness to learn and assume new responsibilities while maintaining ownership of the operator entities.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.


This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2018.

Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer.