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.
This position will have managerial and accounting responsibility for wind, solar, transmission and other projects under construction.
Manage construction accounting team by reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations, stand alone and consolidated financial statements and ensuring accounting process is in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
Manage monthly close process to ensure timely completion of consolidation and reporting deliverables including projects' loan compliance
Review balance sheet and income statement variance analysis for internal and external reporting
Read, interpret and guide staff in determination of proper US GAAP and IFRS accounting treatment of complex deals/transactions
Ensure consistent application of US GAAP and IFRS
Manage corporate audit by interfacing with auditors, ensuring timely completion of supporting schedules related to Form 10-Q and 10-K
Support the development and documentation of and implement accounting policies
Mentor staff in developing their understanding of wind and solar asset origination and operations and keep staff abreast of accounting guidance
Prepare and/or review annual budgets and forecasts
Communicate with domestic and foreign offices, third parties and within Finance team to coordinate information gathering and resolve accounting issues
Coordinate accounting system enhancements in accordance with management's objectives and company resources
Hands on use, data entry and navigation of general ledger and reporting systems
Other special projects as assigned
BS degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination of coursework and experience is required. CPA and public accounting experience is a plus.
Required Work Experience
The following criteria will be used as a basis for Pattern to select a qualified applicant:
Minimum of 10 years of relevant accounting experience
Experience working in the renewable energy industry highly preferred
Accounting experience at a US public company
Exposure to Sarbanes Oxley
Ability to lead a team consisting of two or more direct reports
Multi-level consolidations with minority interests
Equity and cost accounting for investments
Multiple businesses with multiple functional currencies
Purchase accounting business combinations
Must possess strengths in the following:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong "hands on" technical skills with a keen, thorough attention to detail
Strong technical and analytical accounting background and familiarity or experience with complex accounting issues, consolidations, US and foreign GAAP issues, foreign currency re-measurement and translation, multiple corporate structures, equity and investment accounting
Commitment and ability to meet deadlines for monthly and quarterly reporting, and special projects
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, follow-through, and manage a demanding workload involving multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines
Enjoys working in a very "hands on" and detail-oriented environment
Must be self-motivated and capable of working with minimal supervision
Self-starter with flexibility, desire to learn, willing to ask questions and take ownership of projects
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Computer skills Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote). The Company uses Microsoft AX, D365 general ledger, fixed asset, accounts payable, accounts receivable software and Hyperion consolidation software.
Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer