Pine Gate Renewables is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant that is excited about working in a dynamic environment in the renewable energy industry. This role manages the general ledger accounts and records for multiple project companies in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The ideal candidate is a self-starter possessing solid communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and a forward-looking attitude. In this role, you will lead by example providing excellent customer service, accurate and timely financial deliverables while continuously engaging in process improvement. This position may be out of our Charlotte or Asheville office.    

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Prepare and record wire transfers and journal entries for flow of funds transactions resulting from solar farm financing activities, and construction loans and draws
  • Prepare and maintain schedules to support balance sheet account reconciliations, master lease payments and amortizations, debt obligations and waterfall distribution calculations ensuring financial compliance with economic models
  • Prepare month end close journal entries to properly record and recognize depreciation and amortization of long-lived and intangible assets, prepaid and accrued expenses, and notes payable
  • Assist in preparing construction draw packages for assigned projects, if applicable
  • Compile the information required to complete excise tax, property tax, sales tax and income tax
  • Assist the Fund Manager with training the Fund Accountants
  • Assist the Fund Manager with reviewing the journal entries and schedules prepared by the Fund Accountants
  • Assist the Asset Management team in the preparation of investor compliance reporting for assigned project entities
  • Support finance personnel, as needed, in preparation for equity and debt transactions
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed

ABOUT YOU (AT A MINIMUM)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance 
  • Three (3) plus years of corporate and/or public accounting experience
  • Strong proficiency with GAAP
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience in the solar industry preferred but not required
  • Fund, construction, and/or real estate accounting experience preferred
  • Experience with joint ventures and complex organizational structures preferred
  • Experience with Sage Intacct accounting software a plus
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously, make decisions, prioritize job duties, and meet assigned deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills with the ability to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Proficient at MS Office

At Pine Gate Renewables, we are committed to developing solar farms throughout the country. Our approach utilizes experience-backed management and real-time industry knowledge to site and develop projects in a way that delivers the maximum benefit to communities, utilities and investors. We work hard, and we like to have fun along the way.

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