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Financial Reporting Senior Accountant

Date: Mar 19, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95134

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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:
 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

 

SunPower is seeking a Financial Reporting Senior Accountant to join our world-class, dynamic controllership organization at SunPower’s headquarters in San Jose, CA.  This position assists in ongoing compliance with the Company’s GAAP and SEC reporting requirements including the in-house filing of annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K.  The Financial Reporting Senior Accountant plays a key role in drafting financial and non-financial disclosures, including coordinating directly with regional controllers and key business groups in collecting and validating disclosure inputs.  This position reports to the Financial Reporting Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist in the preparation of drafting financial and non-financial disclosures, including Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and various topics within the footnotes of the Company’s filings on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K
  • Assist in preparing the consolidated statement of cash flows and earnings per share model
  • Own and prepare reconciliations of consolidated equity accounts
  • Assist in researching applicable GAAP and SEC accounting and disclosure requirements for proposed transactions
  • Assist in the management of the external audit and review process, including the coordination and delivery of the requested client prepared schedules
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 key controls in the financial areas of responsibility
  • Responsible for ensuring accounting files and archives are maintained in accordance with company document retention policy
  • Create and own the process by with the Company prepares and submits census and other reports for various governmental agencies
  • Assist in implementing process enhancements and automating existing processes where possible

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job. Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or equivalent MBA (CPA preferred)
  • 2-3 years of public accounting and/or industry experience (Big 4 experience a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, accounting procedures, accounting systems, and SOX process
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office products with very strong Excel, Word, and Power Point skills – creating clear and concise presentations is a key attribute of a successful candidate
  • Working knowledge of Oracle preferred but not required
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills – must be solutions oriented
  • High level of initiative, motivation, and curiosity – must be willing to learn
  • Detail oriented and able to work effectively on a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional written communication skills required – sample documentation may be requested
  • Ability to work well on large and small cross-functional teams
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Position based at Corporate Headquarters office in San Jose, CA

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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.

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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.


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

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