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Accountant

Date: Jan 14, 2020

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 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. 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:
 

Reporting to the accounting manager, Staff accountant accounts payable including receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling vendor invoices and employee expense reports. Additional functions include intercompany, bank account and fixed asset reconciliations, W9/1099 filing, and participation in month-end close activities and audits.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes financial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenditures
  • Prepares, reviews, and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records and Account Reconciliations.
  • Develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures. Implements controls and evaluates actions required to ensure compliance with the company’s accounting policies and policies.
  • Performs regular and special analysis to ensure accuracy and proper accounting.  
  • Receive, audit, verify and process invoices utilizing a three-way match to generate vouchers for payment. This includes domestic and international invoices for raw materials and freight.
  • Assists in month-end close activities including account and vendor reconciliation
  • Respond verbally and in writing to address internal employee questions and external vendor inquiries and invoicing issues.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and 1+ years of work experience. OR an equivalent combination of education and years of related experience
  • Experience in Accounts Payable in a manufacturing environment. Minimum of 3 years’ experience utilizing SAP.
  • Oracle for accounting experience
  • Proven experience with cyclical A/P functions including reviewing invoices, freight bills and vouchers for payment, preparing checks for disbursement, monthly closings, quarterly and year-end audits, reconciling balance sheet accounts and A/P reporting.
  • Experience working with fixed assets, special accounting projects preferred.
  • Applies well- understood approaches to develop solutions and address project challenges
  • Intermediate-advanced level capabilities with MS Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a track record of collaborating across departments, including different levels within and outside of the organization.
  • Must be able to work within time constraints, without compromising on quality or accuracy, in an interrupt-driven environment with multiple, sometimes competing priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as thrive in a dynamic, open-office team environment. 
  • Self-directed and proven initiative to work effectively as an individual and on a team.
  • Diligently works to schedule, producing required results on time and within expected quality standards.
  • Ability to provide professional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Attendance is a required function of this position.

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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: jobs@sunpower.com. 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.

 

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

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.


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