Pattern Energy Group

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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 and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.



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 and Chile, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, Toronto, New York and Santiago.  Pattern Energy Group's corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.


This position will have accounting and reporting responsibility for entities involved in the origination of wind and solar development and construction or acquisition, together with companies involved in providing services once the assets are placed into operation.. They will also have responsibilities for cash journal entries, preparation of bank reconciliations, and perform ad hoc duties as needed.


Key Accountabilities

  • Full accounting and general ledger responsibility for one or more development entity including preparation of all balance sheet reconciliations associated with the entity
  • Read, interpret, and summarize management agreements between developer and project entities
  • Preparation of all intercompany and related party invoices that are to be contractually billed under management agreements
  • 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
  • Prepare annual budgets for operator entities
  • Upload and prepare cash journal entries
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for multiple legal entities
  • Communicate with Pattern domestic offices, third parties and within the SF accounting group to coordinate information gathering and resolve accounting, intercompany and investment activity issues
  • Performance of control responsibilities in compliance with SOX 404
  • Special projects and additional responsibilities as necessary.


Educational Experience

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

Required Work Experience

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


The candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of accounting-related work experience.

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.
  • Commitment, ability, and prior experience in meeting deadlines for monthly and quarterly reporting, and special projects.
  • 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.

Technical Skills

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