Clearway Energy Group is accelerating the world’s transformation to a clean energy future. With more than 4.1 gigawatts of solar and wind energy assets in 25 states and a development pipeline across the country, we are offsetting the equivalent of nearly 9 million tons of carbon emissions for our customers. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and New York, NY. For more information, visit www.clearwayenergygroup.com.
Reporting to the Director, Accounting, the Accounting Manager is responsible for overseeing a team of senior and staff level accountants on all accounting duties for Clearway’s renewable energy projects in various stages of construction and operation. The position requires a firm understanding of all aspects of project accounting, significant experience in the monthly close process, and the proven ability to lead and mentor a team of 5-6 accountants. This position is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
+ Oversee and direct a team of 5-6 staff and senior level accountants, each responsible for renewable (solar and wind) energy projects. Drive consistency, accuracy and timeliness for the monthly and quarter closings.
+ Review journal entries, account reconciliations, and other items related to month-end and quarter-end processes.
+ Provide active direction and leadership on a daily-basis for direct reports which include conducting annual reviews, engaging with staff on employee development and delivering actionable / constructive feedback.
+ Support the annual audit process for project-level entities, which includes coordinating data requests to external auditors, and providing substantial support for audit selections.
+ Support the quarterly unaudited financials process in close coordination with the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting.
+ Work across internal functional departments (e.g., Treasury, Asset Management, FP&A and Procurement) along with CWEN and external groups to ensure financial results for projects are accurate and in compliance with company policies and procedures.
+ Maintain internal control environment and ensure compliance with accounting policies and SOX regulations.
+ Actively participate in process improvement including automation and efficiency projects.
+ Perform all aspects of work with a high degree of accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency.
Knowledge & Skills:
+ Proven organizational and leadership skills with the ability to handle multiple concurrent efforts and provide high quality deliverables accurately and on time.
+ Lead with an action-oriented, hands on approach and the ability to balance big-picture strategic thinking with on-the-ground execution.
+ Passion for excellent customer service and ongoing process improvement, with a creative, solution-oriented approach to identifying and implementing ways to solve challenges and optimize processes.
+ Outstanding communicator with ability to explain complex information clearly and succinctly and tailor message to audience. Able to not only express what the numbers are but can also explain the numbers.
+ Professional and approachable demeanor with the ability to interface effectively at all levels of the organization.
+ Ability to drive work forward and navigate in an ambiguous environment.
+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
+ Detail oriented and adaptable to shifting priorities.
+ Demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative with a process-oriented mindset.
+ A positive attitude, highly motivated and the ability to maintain a culture that is based on teamwork, respect and integrity.
+ Ability to uphold standards of complete discretion and confidentiality as well as exercise good judgment and integrity in day-to-day decisions.
+ Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications including performing financial and analytical computations.
Education and Experience:
+ Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required.
+ Minimum 8 years of experience in accounting with strong preference in the power / utilities / energy field.
+ Familiarity working in complex companies with significant numbers of subsidiaries and internal intercompany arrangements.
+ Public accounting experience preferred.
+ Strong working knowledge of SAP and HFM (Hyperion) preferred.
+ Experience working in a SOX 404 environment preferred.
+ 3+ years' experience in supervising and/or leading direct reports including hiring, annual reviews, delivering constructive feedback and directing work of others.