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Finance Analyst

Date: Sep 19, 2019

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:
 

Family Description:

The Financial Analyst is responsible for financial controlling and reporting for the SunPower Corporation’s Oregon based manufacturing operations (SPMOR).  In this role you will forge partnerships with the production & engineering teams, the finance and accounting teams, purchasing and other support groups to ensure effective and timely internal controls, financial forecasting, materials/inventory validation, financial reporting, etc.  As a key member of the controlling team you will drive understanding and awareness of the financial impact of line decisions, manage or develop financial controls and forecasting tools. 

 

Primary Responsibilities & Duties

  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting for the manufacturing group of SPMOR.
  • Strong emphasis on financial analyses and development of analytical tools.
  • Ability to consolidate data from multiple sources into a cohesive and comprehensive analytic.
  • Develop guidelines and procedures for activities such as budget administration, forecasting, reporting, and analysis.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by the Director of Controlling, local and corporate management teams.
  • Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial performance and objectives.
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as reserve levels and operational results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Technical Skills and Prior Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in financial statement forecast modeling and researching IFRS/GAAP for correct solutions to issues that arise.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Demonstrable success developing and managing productive relationships within in private firm, manufacturing production environment, and with other peers in finance, accounting, and purchasing.
  • Must understand how to effectively leverage relationships in achieving key goals and deadlines.
  • Advanced computer skills are required including familiarity with windows-based programs such as Microsoft productivity tools (e.g., Excel, Word, and Outlook). Additional preference given for familiarity with manufacturing or ERP systems and data entry and/or collection from such systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle).
  • Must be able to work independently as well as thrive in a fast-paced, interrupt driven, environment, while working effectively in a team-based, open-office environment.
  • Strong desire to bring best practices to the team, share your knowledge and expertise and enable your team members' mutual success as the organization continues to grow.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing strong organizational, adaptability, and time management skills, with experience managing multiple and often competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
     

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required. Preference will be given to those who possess an MBA and/or CPA certification. 
  • 5+ years of related experience (Manufacturing experience preferred but not required)
  • Postgraduate coursework is desirable
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience

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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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