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Manager, Accounting

Date: Dec 10, 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:

SunPower is seeking an Accounting Manager, Corporate, to join a world-class dynamic controllership organization within the Corporate Accounting team at SunPower’s headquarters in San Jose, CA. This is a critical lead position which will assist in execution of the Corporate Controllership strategy. This person would be a Certified Public Accountant who can oversee and support financial consolidation and analyses in support of our monthly, quarterly and year-end close process and provide corporate guidance to the business, regional and country controllers to monitor corporate general ledger activities, governance and compliance across the organization.

A successful Accounting Manager combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate also has experience collaborating with a team of accountants and junior accountants.


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


  • Key lead in the global SunPower monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes
  • Prepare and review select manual journal entries and account reconciliations, and monthly income statement and balance sheet analysis for specific accounts
  • Analyze and summarize consolidated company financial statements each monthly close period
  • Ensure global compliance with US GAAP and SunPower’s policies and procedures
  • Make practical recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the monthly close process
  • Apply accounting guidance to specific transactions to properly reflect in the consolidated financial statements
  • Liaise with our offshored Global Finance and Business Services team on reconciliations, journal entries and monthly close process
  • Assist in the gathering and reviewing of consolidated monthly, quarterly and annual financial information for internal and external reporting, audits, reviews and tax compliance
  • Assist in the development and documentation of business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen global internal controls
  • Complete and maintain process documentation and ensure SOX 404 compliance for functional area of responsibility
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Serve as an integral accounting and finance partner to the business in support of accounting and financial analyses
  • Lead the Fixed Assets process with assistance from the offshored Global Finance and Business Services team
  • Perform technical accounting research and draft accounting position papers as needed. Propose and help implement proper accounting procedures, in accordance with GAAP and IFRS, for areas under functional area of responsibility





Minimum requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or equivalent MBA. Other out of country designations may be considered.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Equivalent Certification (CA, ACCA etc.)
    Experience:  Minimum of 6 years total experience


Preferred requirements



  • External audit experience (Big 4 or other similar large international accounting firm preferred)
  • 6-7 years of overall professional accounting experience



  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Oracle R12 experience a plus
  • Ability to work well with multicultural global cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to both lead and participate in change
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Accuracy and attention to detail


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.



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.

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

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