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Technical Accounting Manager

Date: Jul 1, 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:


SunPower is seeking a Manager of Technical Accounting to join a world-class dynamic controllership organization at SunPower’s headquarters in San Jose, CA.  The position will research, analyze, and assist in determining the appropriate accounting treatment of complex transactions and new GAAP accounting standards.  The Manager of Technical Accounting plays a crucial role over stock compensation, leases, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, derivatives, and hedging and will participate in numerous special projects.  This is a highly visible position within the Corporate Accounting team with an excellent career path reporting to the Technical Accounting Manager.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Serve as the lead member of the technical accounting team in the performance of research, the determination of financial reporting and disclosure impact, ensuring timely adoption of new accounting standards, and preparation of technical accounting memos.
  • Be on the leading edge' of new accounting pronouncements and training executives and company personnel on changes and impact.
  • Perform or review the accounting close for selected matters, including stock compensation expense and hedging. Interact directly with controllership team members as well as key leadership in multiple functions across the finance function as well as business leaders.
  • Serve as a key contact with the external auditors, including the management of selected audit deliverables.
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships and serve as a business partner during the negotiation of transactions to ensure desired accounting outcomes.
  • Serve as the fulcrum of the company's technical review committee, a forum for formulating accounting positions in a team environment, training team members, and developing execution plans.
  • Reviews the monthly and quarterly calculation of stock compensation expense and derivative and hedge accounting entries, including related disclosures
  • Contributes to merger and acquisition activities, including due diligence, third-party valuations, and purchase price accounting
  • Contributes to presentations for senior leadership and the Audit Committee, as appropriate
  • Contributes to various department and organizational special projects as assigned, including collaboration with the External & Financial Reporting and IFRS Reporting teams
  • Assists in maintaining and improving SOX compliance as it relates to technical accounting processes
  • Builds a strong cross-functional peer-group bond within the global finance group, internal audit and operations to ensure compliance with US GAAP

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.

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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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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