Financial Reporting Manager

Description:Energy Renewal Partners is hiring a full-time Financial Reporting Manager who will report to the Financial Officer. The position is based in Austin, TX, and will be a key position in a small, team-oriented and collaborative environment providing accounting support for 3 related companies: environmental engineering and solar project development. The ideal candidate will possess a solid operational accounting background with financial reporting experience. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing daily accounting activities to provide monthly reporting of 3 companies’ financial statements to the owners and the joint-venture Board.

  • Assist in managing the monthly close process to enable joint-venture company reporting by the 10th business day.

  • Back up the Accounting Manager who handles accounts receivable and accounts payable, validating that payments and invoice adjustments are authorized.

  • Manage general ledgers for 3 companies, adapting to changing business requirements

  • Prepare month-end account reconciliations and journal entries; provide feedback to Accounting Manager and provide oversight of accrual accounting and how to all transactions are recorded in the system in order to report in accordance with GAAP.

  • Assist with treasury transactions for 3 companies, setting up wire transfers, administering the bank’s positive pay functionality and coordinating with CFO on other finance matters

  • Assist the CFO in monitoring contractual and regulatory compliance.

  • Assist the CFO in managing and complying with local, state and federal reporting requirements and tax filings.

  • Assist the CFO with continual process-improvement, documenting and implementing policies and procedures, including desk-level procedures for Deltek’s Ajera system.

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

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

  • Develop custom reports and dashboards in the system to meet different user needs.

  • Performs special projects as required.

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

  • Help lead the annual financial planning process for 3 companies and analyze and provide explanations for monthly budget-to-actual variances.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (required)

  • U.S. GAAP knowledge; CPA preferred

  • Financial Planning Experience (required)

  • 6+ years of accounting experience (required)

  • Project Accounting experience (required)

  • Construction or Professional Services or Project Development experience preferred

  • Supervisory Experience preferred

  • Proactive approach to work - Ability to multitask and facilitate business operations in an entrepreneurial environment, without requiring a lot of detailed direction

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

  • Interest in learning new businesses and obtaining new skills in a small-company environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

Key Competencies:

  • Ajera (Deltek) accounting system

  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel skills

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

  • Flexible; comfortable with frequently changing daily priorities

  • Comfortable in integrated working style with CFO and others, 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 manage work-flow of self and others throughout the accounting period

  • Collaborative