Project Accountant - NextEra

Juno Beach, Florida
13 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Accountant - Distributed Generation / Distributed Battery Storage
NextEra Energy
Juno Beach, FL

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and take ownership of assigned projects, adding value through critical thinking and inter-personal skills.
  • Learn and understand the distributed generation and battery storage business; including market forces, key operational drivers and key accounting issues for assigned projects
  • Work closely with the Distributed Generation team, business managers and legal department to analyze potential investments to conclude on accounting related impact and be able to identify fatal flaws or economic risks
  • Ensure proper accounting treatment for federal and state tax credits
  • Develop and implement processes to manage the rapidly growing business
  • Monthly onboarding of new assets including creating of new company codes, profit centers and tax profit centers
  • Ability to quickly establish priorities and meet all assigned deadlines related to the accounting close and forecasting process
  • Ensure compliance with current GAAP and identify and implement applicable new GAAP
  • Ensure Sox compliance with all processes impacting the assigned projects and provide timely responses to auditor requests
  • Prepare timely and accurate quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Prepare timely and accurate management reports and support external reporting requirements (e.g., 10K, 10Q, etc.)
  • Participate in project-level financing and other treasury initiatives
  • Accept and perform special projects
The ideal candidate will possess the following performance attributes and competencies:
    • Driven - committed to career development through personal improvement
    • Problem solver - proactive thinker with practical solutions, analytical, and orientation to be tightly linked to business strategies and financial priorities
    • Professional skills - strong interpersonal skills, builds and nurtures cross functional teams and relationships, respects others, is tactfully assertive, has a bias for action, and follows through to completion
    • Technical skills - experience researching, interpreting and applying accounting rules and policies
    • Process & project management - strong planning and organizational skills
    • Integrity - strong ethic to comply with legal, regulatory, and company rules and policies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required
  • 2 years of accounting experience required
  • CPA or graduate degree preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

Required Qualifications:
High School Grad / GED:Required;Bachelor's - Acct / Finance:Required;Experience:2 years;