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Senior Accountant

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Cratus Energy Published: September 9, 2019 (5 months ago)
San Francisco, California
Job Type
Renewable Energy
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Cratus Energy is a fast growing solar development company based in San Francisco and developing solar and solar plus storage project across the United States. We are an affiliate of Industry Capital, a San Francisco based private equity firm investing in real assets globally. Cratus is looking for a Senior Accountant level individual to become a critical part of our company’s growth.

This person, with support, will act as a both a bookkeeper, an analyst, and a Controller for our projects and company. Will work in partnership with our core management and development team, and will report to Cratus’ President.


General Responsibilities

  • Prepares journal entries and/or reviews journal entries or multiple early state
  • Prepares financial statements for multiple early state
  • Analyzes, researches and provides explanations of activity and/or transactions where necessary.
  • Prepares, updates and maintains balance sheet reconciliations for multiple early state entities.
  • Accounts for, monitors, and reports on business expense account spending for eligible employees in accordance with company policies and
  • Prepares monthly invoices with appropriate supporting documentation and bills third parties in accordance with the terms of professional service agreements (if applicable)
  • Assists and advises with monitoring cash and cash
  • Assists and advises on the preparation of the operating and capital budget on a quarterly or annual basis
  • Assists with the provision of information to external auditors for the annual financial statement audit (if applicable)
  • Liaison with our tax firm for local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of operations for renewable energy asset origination and operating projects.
  • Assist in the tracking of capital spending against approved capital requests.
  • Set-up and maintain the accounting and permanent files for existing and new legal entities, investments, and project bank financing on a current basis.


Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with emphasis in accounting or related
  • 2-5 years' experience in accounting/bookkeeping, preferably in manufacturing, energy or related field with cost accounting
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close
  • Familiarity with financial statements and the ability to explain
  • Ability to meet a constant stream of
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook and Quickbooks. Other accounting software experience is viewed favorably.
  • Experience in Multi-level consolidations with noncontrolling interests.
  • Experience in Equity and cost accounting for investments.
  • Experience in Project Financing.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong "hands on" technical skills with a keen, thorough attention to detail.
  • Strong technical and analytical accounting background and familiarity or experience with complex accounting issues such as, consolidations, US GAAP issues, multiple corporate structures, equity and investment accounting.
  • Commitment, ability, and prior experience in meeting deadlines for monthly and quarterly reporting, and special projects; preparing thorough and complete analyses and reconciliations with appropriate documentation and follow-up.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a demanding workload involving multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines with professional follow-through and minimal supervision.
  • Enjoys working in a very “hands on” and detail-oriented environment.
  • Self-starter with flexibility, desire to learn, to ask questions, and take ownership of projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.


Additional Details

  • Compensation: Salary dependent on relevant experience
  • Benefits include employee covered medical/dental & vision, commuter benefits & wellness benefits. 401K plan with 6% (or $3,000) employer matching.
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