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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95134

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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:

The Controller of SunPower Technologies (SPT) will lead global accounting, tax, and shared services functions of the business. He or she will set up and oversee general accounting, financial reporting, and tax functions of SPT This includes implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with GAAP, IFRS, and Non-GAAP.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead improvements to the financial statement close process, including but not limited to systems enhancements, process improvements, and realignment of roles and responsibilities.
  • Lead the general accounting function, which includes inter-company accounting, cash management/reconciliation, payroll, fixed assets, revenue & cost consolidation, and other key accounts.
  • Lead the global tax function in US and international jurisdictions.
  • Coordinate year end external audit, including preparation of year end audit workpapers.
  • Ensure that the accounting department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting their objectives and responsibilities as well as ongoing development.
  • Ensure financial records and reports are prepared in compliance with company policies and in accordance with GAAP and IFRS
  • Assist SunPower Corporate with segment reporting and corporate financial statements.
  • Work in close collaboration with the finance shared services center in the Philippines.
  • Communication with executive and board-level management.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of people management experience
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience



  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • CPA certification
  • Public Accounting experience a plus
  • Data analysis skills with Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions at business unit and corporate



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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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