Senior Accounting Manager, Fixed Assets CIP-ARO

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Houston, TX
  • 26 Mar, 2020

Job Description

Company 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, Netherlands and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco. Job Purpose This position will oversee the team responsible for accounting for fixed assets, construction costs, asset retirement obligations and intangible assets for wind, solar, transmission, and other projects in various stages of development, construction and operation. Key Accountabilities + Manage fixed assets 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. + Ensure SOX controls are consistently and accurately performed. + 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 + Manage corporate and/or project audit by interfacing with auditors, ensuring timely completion of supporting schedules, financial statements and audit report. + Develop, document and implement accounting policies and procedures. + Conduct high level/secondary review of financial statements, critical spreadsheets and accounting for complex transactions + Mentor the team in developing understanding of wind, solar and transmission asset origination and operating projects and keeping abreast of accounting guidance. + May assist with management of other project development and expense accounting of projects in various stages of development and operations. + Other special projects as assigned. Experience/Qualifications/Education Required Educational Experience A college degree is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination of coursework and experience is required. A CPA is highly preferred. Public accounting experience is a plus. Required Work Experience + The candidate should have at least 12 years of relevant experience in progressively responsible managerial roles in accounting; must have experience managing accounting teams. + Previous experience working with partnership accounting and business ownership structures. + 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 ability to successfully lead, follow and manage (up and down). + Strong technical and analytical accounting background/skills with previous experience or familiarity working with: complex accounting issues, consolidations, US and foreign GAAP issues, foreign currency translation, multiple corporate structures, equity and investment accounting. + Proven ability to meet 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. + Ensures responsibilities are properly and fairly delegated to Accounting Managers or Leads as necessary. + 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. + Enjoys mentoring and managing others. + Ability to handle personnel issues with the utmost confidentiality and diplomacy. + Conveys positive, professional image and demeanor. + Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with others. Technical Skills Computer skills – Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint). The Company is using Microsoft AX, D365 general ledger, fixed asset, accounts payable, accounts receivable software and Hyperion consolidation and reporting software. Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer ID: 2020-1627 External Company Name: Pattern Energy Group LP External Company URL: www.patternenergy.com Street: 1201 Louisiana Street, STE 3200