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Dir, Controller

Req ID:  83641

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Phillipines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

Summary of Role:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance for the Asset Management Business Unit, the Director of Accounting will lead the accounting and finance functions for the Asset Management. Successful candidates will oversee and scale general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, financial systems governance, and best practice procedures. The Director of Accounting will work closely with the rest of the senior leadership team at the Asset Management Business Unit and SunPower.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead improvements to the financial statement close process, including but not limited to systems enhancements, process improvements, and realignment of roles and responsibilities
  • Manage the preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual financial information for external reporting, audits, and reviews
  • Direct the budgetary planning and reporting process for the Asset Management Business Unit
  • Coordinate year-end external audit, including preparation of year-end audit work papers
  • Maintain internal control and best-practice financial accounting processes, including the development of enterprise standards
  • Work closely with Business Unit Controllers and other functional leaders to identify and develop necessary controllership related tools
  • Ensure financial records and reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Work in close collaboration with the global finance shared services centers in the Philippines
  • Communication with executive and board-level management
  • Develop and implements training programs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, Corporate Controller, and Technical Accounting Controller the accounting operations for the enterprise


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 10+ years of relevant experience
  • CPA certification or international equivalent
  • Passionate, energetic, flexible, and ready to lead
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions at the business unit and corporate level


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamic and Oracle a plus
  • “Big 4” Public Accounting experience a plus


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for working hours 
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable method 
  • Able to position and move objects up to 10 pounds 
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency 
  • The position requires travel with the potential of overnight stays between assigned facilities and various locations within the community. Less than or equal to 10% travel. 
  • Day to day work is completed in the office at personal computer M-F, first shift hours 
  • Ambient noise level is usually quiet, consisting of normal conversations, business machines, telephones, but occasionally may be above average for portions of the business day 


For Tax and Treasury positions: 

Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and a credit check.  

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.




SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

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