Pattern Energy Group

  • Manager, Technical Accounting & Reporting

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/5/2019 6:55 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Accounting
    Job ID
    2019-1537
  • 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.

    Responsibilities

    Job Purpose

    The Manager, Technical Accounting & Reporting, will have primary responsibility for leading technical accounting analyses, owning preparation of memoranda to support accounting conclusions, and applying application of technical accounting analyses to transactions, for Pattern Energy Group. Collaborate and work with the Senior Director and Director of Technical Accounting & Reporting as well as other accounting management to ensure accounting and reporting of complex transaction is accurate and transparent.  This position will also manage preparation of annual corporate audits and individual project-level annual audit reports . This position will lead and coordinate cross functional projects for the  Controller, partnering with commercial and finance professionals across the organization. Lead implementation of new accounting standards. Act as the lead technical resource across the organization and provide training for other accounting  & non-accounting professionals. Ensure purchase accounting (ASC 805) technical guidance is applied correctly to acquisitions and coordinate with accounting completion of any controls or processes. 

     

    Key Contacts

    This position will maintain key internal relationships with the Senior Director and Director, Technical Accounting & Reporting, Controller, Directors of FP&A, Sr. Manager, Consolidations & Financial Systems, corporate and operational accounting groups, and the corporate tax, legal, IT and finance groups as well as other operational management as needed.  Externally, key relationships will include Pattern’s audit and tax firms.

     

    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 as necessary.

     

    • Research and document technical accounting issues related to material transactions to support audits and financial reporting – expected to be mainly US GAAP, but may include IFRS.
    • Assist transaction development teams and finance group with accounting diligence for acquisitions and advise on accounting structuring considerations on a real time basis.
    • Work with the Controller, Director of FP&A, Sr. Manager, Consolidations & Financial Reporting, and GL accounting groups in developing financial statements for audit and investor needs.
    • Lead analysis and documentation of technical issues on variable interest entity & consolidation, leasing, revenue recognition, debt and equity method investments under US GAAP.
    • Continue to maintain and develop Company accounting policies.
    • Work with the Director, Internal Audit to support development, implementation, and maintenance of internal SOX controls.
    • Assist with the annual  audited financial statements and footnotes and other  company filings as required.
    • Work with corporate and operational accounting groups to execute audits.
    • Perform or assist with ad-hoc or special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Educational and Technical Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA.
    • A graduate degree in Accounting or Tax is highly desirable.
    • Candidates should have at least 6+ years in progressively senior-level and manager level accounting positions with extensive technical accounting responsibilities.
    • In depth experience in consolidations (ASC 810) and business combinations (ASC 805).
    • A deep expert level understanding of US GAAP accounting standards is required, with a strong specialization in GAAP technical accounting skill-set with broad knowledge and experience of external reporting requirements (with some SEC-level experience).
    • Experience in leading and apppling new ASCs (e.g 606). Experience in the power generation or energy industry (including tax equity structures) and knowledge of applicable industry accounting standards and interpretations is required.
    • Act as technical expert to organization and experience in training other accounting professionals on new accounting issues and standards.

    Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

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