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Senior Accountant - Operating Assets

Company: National Grid Renewables
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job 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 DescriptionNational 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.dutiesGeneral Ledger/ReportingComplete 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 neededProduce and present timely financial reportsAnalyze financial data to identify and report on trends and key performance indicatorsResponsible for production and presentation of timely and accurate monthly reporting packages and supplementary informationCollaborate with several departments including asset management, operations, real estate, and financeEnsure purchasing processes and control procedures are followed through review and approval of project purchase orders, bills, and vendor paymentsAuditsGathers information necessary for auditors to perform their audit and provides organizational context to auditorsEnsures timely submission of requested audit deliverablesGuides audit process to ensure timeliness of final reportsDistributes audit reports to internal and external stakeholders as neededBudgetingWorks closely with the asset management and operations team leads to collaborate on budget strategy and provide relevant spend informationPartner with asset management and operations leadership to align budget/spend with core company goalsExperienceBachelor's degree in AccountingCPA preferred but not requiredA minimum of two years of direct experience in accounting/financeStrong general ledger accounting skillsExperience in renewable energy operations preferredProficient in Microsoft SuiteNetSuite experience preferredAttention to detailAbility to multi-taskExcellent communication skillsSkills/ Personal Attributes:High degree of initiative and accountabilityCreative thinker and problem solverPositive attitude and ability to motivate colleaguesCommitted to the goals of the organizationIn pursuit of personal and team growthModels high standards of ethical and respectful behavior

Keywords: National Grid Renewables, Minneapolis , Senior Accountant - Operating Assets, Accounting, Auditing , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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