Openings at National Grid Renewables

Senior Accountant - Operating Assets

Job Title
Senior Accountant - Operating Assets
Job ID
27735401
Location
Bloomington,  MN 55437
Other Location
Description
National Grid Renewables is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid. It has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction, and operation.

National Grid Renewables partners with communities, farmers, and landowners where we develop. This means it’s not just about projects but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all.

Position Description
National Grid Renewables is seeking a Senior Accountant to oversee, perform and improve all operating asset accounting functions related to our solar and wind projects.  This individual will work to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and quality of overall accounting functions with respect to the company’s operating assets.  The Senior Accountant will support the company’s growth and business objectives by providing operational financial analysis, compiling and producing financial performance information, aiding in the preparation and delivery of high-level presentations, and providing financial visibility to management across all operations departments.  This individual will report directly to the Accounting Manager of Operating Assets and will be a key player in driving process improvement and ensuring compliance with internal and external reporting requirements and requests from investors and other stakeholders.

Duties
  • General Ledger/Reporting
    • Complete general ledger ownership for operating entities, including month-end close, GL integrity, trial balance reconciliation, etc.
    • Partner with operations colleagues to stay informed on current and upcoming project expenses; identify and book accruals as needed
    • Produce and present timely financial reports
    • Analyze financial data to identify and report on trends and key performance indicators
    • Responsible for production and presentation of timely and accurate monthly reporting packages and supplementary information
    • Collaborate with several departments including asset management, operations, real estate, and finance
    • Ensure purchasing processes and control procedures are followed through review and approval of project purchase orders, bills, and vendor payments
 
  • Audits
    • Gathers information necessary for auditors to perform their audit and provides organizational context to auditors
    • Ensures timely submission of requested audit deliverables
    • Guides audit process to ensure timeliness of final reports
    • Distributes audit reports to internal and external stakeholders as needed
 
  • Budgeting
    • Works closely with the asset management and operations team leads to collaborate on budget strategy and provide relevant spend information
    • Partner with asset management and operations leadership to align budget/spend with core company goals

Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA preferred but not required
  • A minimum of two years of direct experience in accounting/finance
  • Strong general ledger accounting skills
  • Experience in renewable energy operations preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • NetSuite experience preferred
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills/ Personal Attributes:
    • High degree of initiative and accountability
    • Creative thinker and problem solver
    • Positive attitude and ability to motivate colleagues
    • Committed to the goals of the organization
    • In pursuit of personal and team growth
    • Models high standards of ethical and respectful behavior
Compensation
The position offers a competitive salary plus performance-based bonuses. A strong benefit package is also offered including health and dental insurance, as well as disability and life insurance.

National Grid Renewables believe fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. Open, honest and respectful ways of working, learning and communicating are the cornerstones of a successful business, and leveraging inclusion and diversity lead to better business results. At National Grid Renewables, we’re focused on creating a work environment where our people feel respected and included, and therefore empowered to be themselves.

 

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