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Lead Financial Accountant - Hiring Now

Company: Avangrid
Location: Portland
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Avangrid is seeking a Lead Financial Accountant to join their team in their Portland, ME location.

The Asset Accountant, which reports to the Accounting Manager, plays an important role in supporting the Financial Accounting team which works within the Avangrid Renewables Finance and Accounting Department. This position is responsible for both joint venture accounting, in addition to the day-to-day accounting of operational assets. This role will contribute significantly to ensuring the integrity of the US GAAP and IFRS financial statements by ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the Avangrid Renewables accounting system and compliance with internal controls.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accounting of day-to-day activities of wind and solar assets focused on gross margin, operations, maintenance, administrative, and general expenses, tax equity, and joint ventures,
  • Performance of month-end close cycle and daily fiscal responsibilities of ARL partnerships,
  • Preparation of stand-alone financials and analysis of wind operations,
  • Work with the financial accounting and business control team to prepare and develop deliverable suitable to the needs of the business and executive management,
  • Preparation of journal entries with appropriate accounting treatment,
  • Participation and coordination of external and internal audits,
  • Ensure compliance with all SOX responsibilities, including ensuring the effectiveness of controls, effectiveness of design and operation, effective documentation of controls, and ensure IPE standards are met,
  • Provide actual & budget variance analysis for wind assets gross margin and operating expenses,
  • Make monthly accruals for land owner royalties  

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or the equivalent combination of education and experience,
  • Minimum 5 years of direct accounting or financial experience as relates to the job description,
  • Sound understanding of GAAP and/or IFRS, including application,
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills,
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of the corporate hierarchy on written and oral interfaces,
  • Proficiency in Excel,
  • Self-motivated,
  • Experience influencing and effectively using interpersonal skills to communicate effectively at all levels,
  • Experience explaining concepts clearly and concisely in order to ensure stakeholders fully understand results. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA license and/or graduate business degree,
  • Energy experience,
  • Systems experience in SAP.

About the Company

AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com

This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Avangrid. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


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