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Pattern Energy Group Manager, Financial Reporting in Houston, Texas

Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

Job Purpose

The Manager, Financial Reporting is responsible for the timely and accurate analysis and reporting of the Company’s complex technical accounting matters as well as to direct the timely and accurate reporting of the Company’s financial statements and required public filing requirements in compliance with the requirements set forth by the SEC, U.S. GAAP, IFRS, or as required by debt holders, tax equity investors, and major investors. This role ensures new accounting policies are evaluated and implemented timely and accurately for the Company. This position is also responsible for the successful communication and issue resolution with external auditors and collaboration with the Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting to ensure accounting and reporting of complex transactions are accurate and transparent. This position will also manage preparation of annual corporate audits and individual project-level annual audit reports. This position will lead and coordinate cross functional projects for the Controller organization, partnering with commercial and finance professionals across the organization. Lead implementation of new accounting standards. Act as a technical resource across the organization and provide training for other accounting & non-accounting professionals.

Key Contacts

This position will maintain key internal relationships with the Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting, Assitant Controller, Controller, Assistant Vice President of FP&A, Director - Consolidations & Financial Systems, corporate and operational accounting groups, and the corporate tax, legal, IT and finance groups as well as other operational management as needed. Externally, key relationships will include Pattern’s audit and tax firms.

Key Accoutabilities

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time as necessary.

  • Research and document technical accounting issues related to material transactions to support audits and financial reporting – expected to be mainly US GAAP, but may include IFRS.

  • Work with the Controller, Assistant Vice President of FP&A, Sr. Manager, Consolidations & Financial Reporting, and GL accounting groups in developing financial statements for audit and investor needs.

  • Lead analysis and documentation of technical issues on variable interest entity & consolidation, leasing, revenue recognition, debt and equity method investments under US GAAP.

  • Continue to maintain and develop Company accounting policies.

  • Work with the Director, Internal Audit to support development, implementation, and maintenance of internal controls.

  • Prepare the annual audited financial statements and footnotes and other company filings as required.

  • Work with corporate and operational accounting groups to execute audits.

  • Perform or assist with ad-hoc or special projects as assigned.

Educational and Technical Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and CPA license.

  • A graduate degree in Accounting or Tax is highly desirable.

  • Candidates should have at least 6+ years in progressively senior-level and manager level accounting positions with extensive technical accounting responsibilities.

  • A deep expert level understanding of US GAAP accounting standards is required, with a strong specialization in GAAP technical accounting skill-set with broad knowledge and experience of external reporting requirements deep expert level SEC-level experience.

  • Experience in leading and apppling new ASCs (e.g 606). Experience in the power generation or energy industry (including tax equity structures) and knowledge of applicable industry accounting standards and interpretations is required.

  • Act as technical expert to organization and experience in training other accounting professionals on new accounting issues and standards.

  • Experience with Hyperion and Workiva

Pattern Energy Group is an equal opportunity employer

ID: 2020-1688

External Company Name: Pattern Energy Group LP

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Street: 1201 Louisiana Street, STE 3200