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Manager, Accounting

Date: May 23, 2019

Location: San Jose, US

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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:

SunPower is looking for an Accounting Manager, Corporate Accounting, to join a world – class dynamic controllership organization, located in SunPower’s headquarters in San Jose, CA. This is a critical role responsible for the execution of the Corporate Controllership strategy as well as accounting and analysis functions under a strict 5-day close.  The Accounting Manager, Corporate Accounting will be a Certified Public Accountant who will work hand in hand with our global business partners, including cross-functional and cross-geographical teams. 

A successful Accounting Manager, Corporate Accounting, combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles. The ideal candidate also has experience collaborating with a team of accountants and junior accountants.

This position reports directly to the Sr. Manager, Corporate Accounting, and the responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:




  • Serve as an integral accounting and finance partner to the business in support of the accounting and financial analysis for accounts payable, accrued liabilities, compensation, and rights of use assets and lease liabilities.
  • Provide real- time accounting, reporting and analysis, including maintaining and improving accounting and reporting systems, managing relationships and overseeing bookkeeping performed by Global Business & Financial Services (“GBFS”) team in Philippines.
  • Manage month-end close, accounting processes and procedures related to all aspects of the business and in line with corporate and external reporting guidelines.
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Complete and maintain process documentation and ensure SOX 404 compliance for the functional area in addition to serving as the key liaison with internal and external auditors.
  • Analyze reserves, results of operations, business trends and metrics, prepare and present financial summaries and various analyses for upper management.
  • Assist with accounting set up and procedures for new business initiatives.
  • Perform technical accounting research and draft accounting position papers as needed. Propose and help implement proper accounting procedures, in accordance with GAAP and IFRS.




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 (or similar).
  • CPA
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive experience in accounting.
  • Public accounting experience with big 4 or national accounting firm.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP, accounting procedures, accounting systems and SOX process.
    Preferred requirements
  • Oracle experience.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word and PPT.
  • Deadline oriented.
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel as needed (<10%)


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.

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

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