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Director of Accounting

San Jose, CA 95134

Posted: 03/14/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 366025

Job Description

Director of Accounting
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
Our client is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Their solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, the Company provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
LOCATION: Remote, West Coast. Candidates will need to be able to overlap with the team in the Philippines as needed, typically around month end close.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, the Director of Accounting – Residential will be responsible for oversight of all operational controllership activities for the company's largest business unit, the Residential business, including general accounting, cost accounting, back-office accounting operations, best practice procedures, special projects, M&As and post-merger integration. The Director of Accounting - Residential will be involved in most aspects of the global controllership function and will work closely with the rest of the senior finance leadership team.

  • Lead improvements to the financial statement close process, including but not limited to systems enhancements, process improvements, and realignment of roles and responsibilities
  • Lead the general accounting function for the Residential business, which includes revenue & margin consolidation, cost accounting, warranty, and other key accounts related to the Residential business
  • Manage preparation of financial information for internal and external reporting, audits, reviews and tax compliance
  • Design, track, report and continuously improve service level agreements for the back-office accounting operations
  • Ensure financial records and reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and in accordance with U.S. GAAP and IFRS
  • Support M&A function with alignment of accounting policies & post-merger integration
  • Work cross-functionally with business partners and other corporate functions such as legal, tax, supply chain on new business initiatives, new market entries and operations, and tax structures implementation to ensure optimal accounting outcomes
  • Partner with Tax and Legal in accounting for legal entity mergers and liquidations
  • Maintain internal control and best-practice financial accounting processes, including development of enterprise standards
  • Actively participate in the development of a global strategy for controllership
  • Work closely with business unit controllers and other functional leaders to identify and develop necessary controllership related tools
  • CPA and Big Four experience required
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in public accounting and/or multinational corporation
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent decision-making capabilities with thorough understanding of drivers impacting the business
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex matters with simplicity and clarity to non-experts across the company
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to manage multi-location teams
  • Must have a customer service mind-set and a team player mentality
  • Must have a positive, strong, proactive work ethic
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