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Director, Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting

Avantus
On-site
Los Angeles, California, United States CA

ABOUT AVANTUS

Avantus is shaping the future by making reliable, low-cost clean energy a global reality. Our legacy of leadership in next-generation solar energy includes developing one of the nation’s largest solar clusters and one of the first projects to beat fossil fuel prices back in 2016. Today, we are expanding the boundaries of existing technologies to build one of the largest portfolios of smart power plants with integrated storage, capable of providing millions of people with affordable, zero-emission energy – day and night. Through our relentless pursuit of better, we are decarbonizing our planet at the gigaton level, and bringing the advantages of clean energy to all of us.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

Reporting to the Senior Director of Technical Accounting, Financial Reporting, and SOX, – the Director of Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting will develop, lead, and manage the Technical Accounting and Financial reporting team at Avantus. The Director will implement policies and procedures; analyze complex contracts and agreements; review and draft financial statements; and help build out the company's technical accounting and financial reporting function. Prior public accounting and/or SEC experience strongly preferred. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage the Company’s revenue recognition and technical accounting department, including creating policies and procedures to ensure treatment in accordance with US GAAP. 
  • Perform significant financial reporting responsibilities, including drafting footnotes and full financial statements.
  • Implement and monitor procedures to maintain a high level of documentation standards, including documenting complex revenue recognition or other technical accounting matters in technical white papers.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the other members of the Revenue Recognition and Technical Accounting team.
  • Interact and advise senior and executive management by serving as a subject matter expert on complex accounting issues including revenue recognition and other transactions with potential significant impact to the organization.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the accounting treatment for significant transactions. Research applicable GAAP and SEC accounting and disclosure requirements for proposed transactions.  
  • Review contracts to identify technical accounting matters and prepare analyses and memorandums. Participate during contract negotiations to identify potential accounting considerations and remediation alternatives.
  • Be a key leader in the external audit and review process by providing audit support; relevant schedules; and leading discussions with our external auditor (Deloitte).  
  • Work closely with project finance and FP&A teams to provide support and ensure technical guidance is followed and accounting guidance is timely provided.  
  • Assist with implementation of and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 key controls and processes.
  • Lead ad-hoc projects as they arise. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of experience in accounting, Big 4 accounting firm and SEC experience is a plus
  • 4-year degree in accounting (CPA required)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to lead and build small teams.
  • Self-motivated- able to think independently, creatively, and opportunistically
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross functionally
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products with very strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills  

 

NICE TO HAVES

  • Experience working for a renewables/tech company 
  • Building out processes and controllership development 

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