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WHO ARE WE?

Looking for a job that makes a real difference in our world today and one that you’ll be proud of when you look back in 20, 30 or 40 years? This is it. Clean Power Research® is advancing the energy transformation through cloud software that informs, streamlines and values energy-related decisions and processes for utilities, energy professionals and consumers.

We’re a growing company that counts 10 of the top 10 Fortune 500 utilities and many of the largest renewable energy companies in the U.S. as our customers. We’re focused on expanding our market reach and impact with new software technologies that help solve the energy industry’s hardest problems.

At Clean Power Research, every employee has a seat at the table and an important role.

WHY WORK HERE?

  • Go from building solutions to being part of  the  solution
  • Join a growing team of software and energy veterans from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, General Electric, Consolidated Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Bring your passion and ideas to the table
  • Use your creativity to solve hard problems and make tough decisions
  • Work in a start-up like environment coupled with the stability and customer base of an established, profitable company
  • Realize work-life balance; we like to see our families, friends and pets at night!
  • Join a growing company that expects you to grow with us and invests in your growth

Clean Power Research offers competitive compensation and benefits to full-time employees including medical/dental/vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, a bonus plan and 401(k) plan with matching.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING AS A CONTROLLER

Clean Power Research is seeking an experienced business professional who, as a member of the Management Team, leads the financial functions of the company and provides guidance and support, as needed, with administrative functions.

This is a primarily in-office position in our Kirkland office with some flexibility for remote work each workweek. The primary duties of this hands-on role are described below.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management functions such as:

  • Manage all banking and insurance relationships negotiating favorable rates while maintaining positive working relationships with service providers
  • Place excess funds with institutions to maximize interest income and minimize transaction risk and institutional failure risk
  • Prepare bi-weekly financial information for the Executive Team meetings explaining results of operations and progress against budgets
  • Maintain product line P&L statements showing financial results by product
  • Develop an expense budgeting system to include in the Executive Team meetings
  • Verify the maintenance of proper internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and maintain proper segregation of duties
  • Act as company liaison to any auditors and to outside accountants providing them with needed information. This includes information for DOE auditors, R&D tax credit, and tax return support
  • Manage the capitalization table activity through the Carta software platform
  • Set up and maintain necessary books of record and prepare all financial statements
  • Enumerate, understand and manage all tax exposures of the company
  • Set up and maintain the sales tax and any VAT tax exposures utilizing Avalara’s web service
  • Communicate with the company’s insurance broker for general business insurance needs and annual insurance renewal form completion
  • Manage insurance certificates

Various Accounting functions:

  • Deposit checks in a timely manner
  • Plan cash flows and manage investment oversight
  • Verify Balance Sheet and Income Statement amounts are supported by transaction related documents
  • Prepare payroll each pay period and perform payroll related functions, including:
  • Setting up new employees in the system
  • Recording any address, withholding, or payroll deduction changes in the system
  • Verify correctness of medical, dental and optional life insurance premium deductions
  • Verify correctness of HSA and 401(k) withholdings and associated employer contributions
  • Manage the use of company credit cards
  • Act as financial manager of all sales and reporting involving US Dept. of Energy projects and other non-DOE government funded projects involving the invoicing of labor costs
  • Review contracts as needed for financial, insurance and reporting impacts
  • Minimize foreign exchange risk

Human Resource and other administrative functions, such as:

  • Complete periodic employee performance evaluations of the Assistant Controller and provide support for that position’s career development
  • Review the work of the Assistant Controller, including the review of:
    • Sales invoices for appearance and sales tax inclusion
    • Twice monthly bank reconciliations
    • Electronic bank transfer information
    • Monthly spread of SaaS subscription revenue and the annual adjustment to Deferred Revenue
    • Monthly activity of company credit cards verifying support is received and coding is correct
    • Weekly Sales Report
  • Verify that appropriate employee documents are maintained for tax and regulatory purposes involving financial transactions with the company
  • Verify that 401(k) plan investments are appropriately managed and employees are informed of investment alternatives
  • Supervise and mentor Assistant Controller

WHO YOU ARE

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required, CPA strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of professional accounting experience required with at least 3 of those years in the position of Controller
  • Experience with handling the financial functions of international operations within a company
  • Experience with QuickBooks financial software (on-premise or online) required
  • Supervisory experience of staff required
  • Experience with a SaaS company, preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong technical and financial accounting knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, use good time management skills, and meet deadlines
  • High level of attention-to-detail
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly in Excel, including a good working knowledge of pivot tables, charts, and sumifs statements

HOW TO APPLY

Click the link below to submit your resume. Please include a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and the renewable energy space along with your resume.  Due to the large number of applicants for our positions, we regret that we can only respond to candidates who meet our requirements.

Clean Power Research is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The company’s employment decisions are based on merit, competence, performance and business needs.

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