Pattern Energy Group

  • Director, Corporate Accounting

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/19/2019 7:12 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, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.


    Job Purpose

    This position is responsible to direct the timely and accurate internal corporate reporting of the company's financial position and results. This includes directing a team to manage the internal accounting close process and consolidation of multiple entities, prepare and manage cash accounting, the reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated flux analyses (for blue book, audit purposes, and internal review), prepare internal consolidated financial statements (including the consolidated statements of cash flow), and prepare and report consolidated key financial metrics (CAFD and AEBITDA). This role also directs a team to record the Company’s transfer pricing and internal allocations in accordance with the master services agreement (MSA), record payroll and other equity related transactions.  Additionally, this role ensures adherence to SOX controls for all entities and adherence to the company's policies and execution of management initiatives.


    Key contacts

    Key internal relationships will include the Executive Management Team, Operations, Finance, Tax and Legal, and other members of the corporate and operational accounting teams.  Externally, key relationships will include the SEC, OSC, Pattern’s audit and legal firms, including outside SEC and OSC counsel, and Pattern’s audit committee and board of directors.


    Key Accountabilities

    The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    • Direct the internal accounting close processes for Pattern Energy Group and Pattern Development;
    • Manage the internal financial reporting process of Pattern Energy Group and Pattern Development;
    • Assist with the management of public financial reporting requirements of registrant in US (SEC) and Canada (OSC) reports such as 10-Qs,10-Ks, 8-K’s and OSC equivalent;
    • Manage the development of process improvements which align with internal and external reporting requirements;
    • Manage the internal development of department direct reports;
    • Support development, implementation, and management of the financial reporting SOX control environment;
    • Perform or assist with ad-hoc financial reporting projects as needed.
    • Assist with other duties as assigned.


    Educational Requirements

    This role requires a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, CPA is preferred, and 8-12 years of progressive accounting experience with at least 6-8 in a managerial role.  The background should include experience in full cycle accounting including monthly/quarterly closes and financial statement reporting.

    Required Work Experience

    The candidate must have recent SEC reporting experience in industry.  Experience in the power generation industry is highly desirable.  Public accounting experience with a major firm is highly desirable.

    Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems; ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports are essential.

    • The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in progressively senior-level finance and accounting positions, including or focused on public company reporting.
    • Knowledge of Ontario Canada public company reporting requirements a plus.
    • Recent SOX reporting and management experience.
    • Knowledge of IFRS a plus.
    • Experience in a fast-paced, unstructured, recently public company highly desirable.

    Technical Skills

    • SEC reporting.
    • OSC reporting or willingness to learn.
    • SOX 302 and 404 reporting.
    • US GAAP required, IFRS desirable.
    • Technical knowledge of accounting for business combinations, foreign subsidiaries, derivatives, consolidations, and share-based compensation.

    Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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