San Diego, California, Passionate About Renewable Energy & Construction Accounting? Then we're looking for you!
For over ten years, California Solar Integrators, Inc. (Cal Solar Inc) has served the new construction multi-family, and commercial industry as the go-to design/build solar company for developers and general contractors. The CA Building code now mandates solar on ALL new construction projects in California, which further emboldens our goal to be the go-to design/build partner to our clients. Our experienced sales and estimating teams, engineers, and installers, combined with our post-installation system support, provide complete turn-key solutions for projects. Service streams include Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Hot Water, EV Chargers, and Energy Storage.
Working at California Solar Integrators provides an opportunity to be a part of a collaborative group of professionals providing clean energy. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, employees, and planet.
As Controller, you will be a key member of management directing the company's daily financial operations and supporting strategic initiatives.
As a member of senior management, the Controller is responsible for all financial aspects of Cal Solar Inc. operations, including audit oversight, banking relationship, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, monthly financial statements, and cash flows.
Create, establish, revise, adapt and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all accounting functions
Prepare all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, reports to shareholders, tax returns, and reports for government regulatory agencies
Ensure that accounting and financial policies and practices comply with GAAP and other governing organizations
Develop and maintain the company's quarterly and annual financial budget
Maintain the Company's Work in Progress (WIP) report
Prepare forecasting and other financial reporting for upper management
Develop and maintain a system of internal controls
Determine accountabilities; communicate and enforce values, policies, and procedures
Reconcile accounts, including AP/AR, balance sheet, income, and bank statements
Maintain timely and accurate account reconciliations
Prepare monthly WIP reports and assist 3rd party administrators with preparing monthly and year?end financial statements
Assist 3rd party CPA with tax preparation
Daily cash management, including forecasting
Oversee accounts payable, including payments and lien releases
Oversee project contract administration and billings
Assist 3rd party administrator with the application of sales tax regulations for preparation of quarterly sales tax returns
Oversee the labor compliance department
Oversee the payroll department
Oversee preparation and filing of quarterly and annual payroll reporting
Oversee all subcontractor contract administration, including certified payroll
Develop, manage and train accounting personnel as required
Responsible for accounting software maintenance and setup
Coordinate work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company's financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed-upon recommendations related to areas of responsibility resulting from the audit findings
Develop and maintain budgeting and forecasting reports, policies, and procedures
Develop and report ad-hoc financial reports and analyses as required by managers
Provide real-time accounting, reporting, and analysis, including maintaining and improving accounting and reporting systems
Review journal entries and account reconciliations monthly. Record journal entries
Support internal and external audits, including the entity's integrated audit and project-level audits, when required
Identify areas of inefficiency in our strategy to reduce costs across the business.
Manage project costing and tracking for internal and external customers
Manage invoicing for ongoing services provided and revenue recognition
Assist with migration and integration of financial systems platforms and applications
Bachelor's degree in accounting or Finance required. MBA highly desired. CPA preferred
10+ years of accounting experience required. Preferred experience a combination of public accounting and private industry experience, startup environment a plus
Prior experience in related industries (Construction, EPC, Energy) and/or emerging companies is highly preferred .
Experience with accounting issues related to multiple legal entities, consolidations, intercompany transactions
Advanced level Excel skills required.
Comfort and ability to work autonomously or with minimal guidance
Ability to be adaptable to change with a positive and energetic attitude
Solid organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with strong attention to detail
Able to interact with and motivate a diverse group.
Ability to handle multiple projects and manage multiple deadlines effectively
Research and apply GAAP
Knowledge of Sage Intacct software is highly preferred.
Construction Controller: 5 years (Required)
Percentage of Completion: 3 years (Required)
Controller for a Contractor with $30MM+ in Revenue: 3 years (Required)
Works in Progress reporting: 3 years (Required)
Based on experience