Accounting Manager / Assistant Controller

Description:  Energy Renewal Partners is hiring a full-time Accounting Manager / Assistant Controller who will report to the Chief Financial Officer as part of a 2-3 person Finance Department.   The position is based in Austin, Texas, and will be a key position in a small, team-oriented and collaborative environment providing accounting support for 3 related companies managing 100+ engineering and development projects.  The ideal candidate should possess a solid operational accounting background with exceptional organizational and recordkeeping skills. The successful candidate is a high-energy self-starter who enjoys the challenge of a broad scope of responsibilities and flexibly adapts to changing priorities.  Experience in professional services and project accounting is strongly preferred.    Position is based in Austin, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of the accounts receivable processes for several related companies, including client invoicing and accounts receivable monitoring

  • Ownership of accounts payable processes for 3 related companies, including review of vendor invoices, preparing checks and electronic financial transactions, and monitoring payables

  • Ownership for implementing and maintaining electronic accounting files of supporting documentation for all transactions for 3 separate companies. Includes organizing, copying, scanning and filing support for receivables, payables, journal entries, and other key analyses.

  • Continually perform data entry into the accounting system as needed to maintain integrity of financial reports and smooth processing of receivables, payables and account reconciliations.

  • Reconcile multiple bank accounts.

  • Prepare and maintain fixed asset schedules and calculations for prepaid expenses

  • Prepare standard monthly journal entries

  • Identify, analyze and resolve discrepancies and any erroneous or incomplete transactions.

  • Act as accounting system super-user, troubleshooting issues and assisting others  

  • Assist with audits, providing requested information under the direction of the CFO

  • Performs special projects as required.

  • Ensure all work is done in a timely manner, meeting all reporting and invoicing deadlines.  Occasional overtime required.

  • Assist with completing the monthly close process and ensuring balance sheet accounts are reconciled and have appropriate supporting documentation to conduct analysis with the CFO.

  • Assist the CFO with preparing monthly financial statements and other management reports.

  • Assist the CFO with continual process-improvement, implementing new policies and procedures

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting / finance or compensating work experience

  • Proven track record of high attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects

  • Experience performing most of the responsibilities above, and interest in developing new skills

  • Experience using integrated accounting and project management systems, Deltek Ajera preferred

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

Qualifications

  • Ajera (Deltek) accounting system

  • Intermediate to advanced level Microsoft Excel skills

  • Skilled in using integrated accounting systems and learning new ways to optimize systems

  • Flexible; comfortable with changing daily priorities

  • Comfortable in integrated working style with supervisor, continually interacting and providing and receiving feedback on daily business needs

  • Ability to work under pressure of accounting deadlines

  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional record-keeping skills

  • Highly organized and self-motivated - ability to self-manage work-flow throughout the accounting period

  • Collaboration and teamwork

 

Description: Energy Renewal Partners, a leading Austin, TX based full service environmental consultancy seeks to hire an Environmental Scientist or Project Scientist to assist with our expanding portfolio of energy sector projects.  The position will be based in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities: The Environmental Scientist/Project Scientist will primarily support permitting, planning, siting, regulatory, and other needs associated with development and implementation of renewable energy projects. Responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Coordinating efficient environmental and regulatory review and permitting of projects

  • Assisting in development of environmental review and permitting strategy

  • Preparation of applications to agencies and regulatory entities

  • Regular coordination with regulators to determine project permitting requirements and ensure all permitting requirements are met

  • Preparation of milestone schedules and budgets and coordination with Project Managers to ensure permitting schedule and budget are met

  • Assisting in ensuring permit compliance during construction and operation phase of projects

  • Providing permitting constraints for prospect wind farms

  • Conduct environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses for proposed wind energy projects

  • Designing and implementing field surveys/studies for biological, avian, wetland, cultural, and other key environmental requirements for renewable energy projects

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred

  • 4-6 years of environmental consulting experience, experience with renewable energy permitting a plus

  • Experience with NEPA, ESA, and other relevant state and federal environmental regulations

  • Experience with Phase I ESAs, wetland delineation and permitting, protected species habitat assessments, SPCC Plans, and stormwater inspections

  • Experience conducting environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses a plus

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Demonstrated project planning and implementation skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel and conduct field investigations under potentially challenging environmental conditions

  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems

Environmental Scientist/ Project Scientist