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, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.
The Analyst or Sr. Analyst, Technical Accounting, will have responsibility for technical accounting analyses, preparation of memoranda to support accounting conclusions, and application of technical accounting analyses to transactions, for both Pattern Energy Group LP and for Pattern Energy Group Inc. This position will also support preparation of annual corporate audits, individual project-level annual audit reports and SEC filings. This position will, in collaboration with the Director of Technical Accounting & Reporting, Entity Controller, Accounting Managers, and Principal Analysts, work with commercial and finance professionals across the organization to support and analyze acquisitions and other transactions.
This position will maintain key internal relationships with the Director, Technical Accounting & Reporting, corporate and operational accounting groups, consolidations & financial systems groups, the SEC reporting group, the corporate tax, legal, and finance groups as well as other business development staff and operational management. Externally, key relationships will include Pattern’s audit and tax firms, and service providers related to transaction valuation support and services.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time as necessary.
Assist in the preparation of external financial reporting, including 10Qs, 10Ks and 8Ks, other financial reporting as required.
Prepare and review supporting schedules and documentation for SEC filings
Input and review quarterly financial statements as well as XBRL tagging
Ensure compliance with all U.S. GAAP and disclosure requirements
Research and document technical accounting issues related to material transactions to support audits and public company reporting – expected to be mainly US GAAP, but may include IFRS
Support the implementation and management of the financial reporting software platform (Workiva/Wdesk) including process validations and improvements;
Work closely with Entity Controllers, Accounting Managers and GL Accountants to apply technical accounting principles.
Support preparation of the annual corporate audit and public company reporting.
Work with commercial/origination teams to provide accounting analysis of prospective transactions – acquisitions, joint ventures and tax equity.
Support preparation of written accounting policies in close coordination with Entity Controller and operational accounting management.
Perform or assist with ad-hoc or special projects as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. A CPA certification and/or graduate in Accounting or Tax is highly preferred.
Required Work Experience
Candidates should have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in public accounting or a combination of public accounting and industry experience.
Candidates should have public accounting experience, preferable with a “big-4” firm technical accounting advisory group, plus recent public company experience. Experience with public company internal control standards is essential.
A thorough understanding of US GAAP accounting standards is required, with a strong GAAP technical accounting skill-set with broad knowledge and experience of external reporting requirements (private company with some SEC-level experience).
Knowledge of IFRS accounting standards is highly beneficial.
Experience in the power generation or energy industry and knowledge of applicable industry accounting standards and interpretations is preferred.
Substantial experience preparing audit-quality technical accounting analyses and documentation.
Experience advising transaction teams on accounting considerations on a real-time, value added basis.
Experience in the power generation or energy industry is highly desirable. Familiarity with applicable industry accounting standards is highly desirable.
Interests in an applied accounting environment with substantial interaction with non-accounting commercial professionals and general ledger accountants.
Experience working in a fast pace dynamic environment.
Ability to conduct research on technical accounting issues and prepare high quality, persuasive, written memoranda.
Ability to work with cross-functional teams to produce quality workproducts within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
Knowledge of accounting for any or all of derivatives, leases, business combinations, consolidations, fixed and intangible assets, and share-based compensation desirable.
Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer