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Company Description


Apex Clean Energy was founded with a singular focus: to accelerate the shift to clean energy. Through origination, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies, Apex is expanding the renewable frontier across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 400 professionals uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information about how Apex is building the energy company of the future, visit apexcleanenergy.com.

Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future.


Job Description


Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance, the Vice President of Accounting will play a crucial role in managing financial operations, ensuring compliance, and directing the accounting activities of the company. The VP of Accounting will lead a team responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial reporting, contributing directly to the success and sustainability of the company. The ideal candidate is someone who inspires the accounting team, but can also embrace ambiguity, loves solving problems and getting their hands dirty. The candidate will possess strong management and team leadership competencies. This individual must be a senior leader who is a change agent and driver of innovation, willing to challenge the status quo from both an operational and team perspective. You will play a critical role in ensuring we continue building a world-class accounting function. Working closely with team members across the organization you’ll provide technical accounting guidance that impacts the framework of controls for the entire company, helping us streamline processes and software solutions, so that we can spend less time tabulating the data and spend more time connecting the data dots for real-time decision making.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversight for all aspects of accounting within the company including financial statement preparation, tax compliance, audit planning, and internal controls.
  • Lead, support, and develop the accounting team while driving efficiency & automation to keep up with the demands of our diverse business.
  • Owns the GL and recording of all business transactions, including detailed analysis and reconciliation of all general ledger accounts, while ensuring compliance with local accounting requirements and internal policies.
  • Accurate and timely completion and issuance of company and project financial statements.
  • Act as a liaison to external auditing and tax firms, while owning primary responsibility for the Company’s views on technical accounting matters.
  • Responsible for evaluating the performance of direct and indirect report personnel in the Accounting Department.
  • Recommend proper accounting treatment for mergers and acquisitions, project financings, etc. and partner with other teams to lead accounting diligence activities for any such transactions.
  • Manage Treasury and ensure bank reconciliations are completed timely.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal customers, management, and external customers.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve accounting processes, systems, and controls to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and scalability.
  • Computer literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, with strength in Excel. Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics SLpreferable.
  • Ability to organize and work efficiently in a dynamic fast-paced environment.
  • Strong decision-making skills including the ability to extrapolate from written procedures and policies.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

Qualifications


To succeed as VP, Accounting at Apex Clean Energy, you’ll need to excel within the following criteria:

  • BA in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration; MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of progressive accounting experience, including as a Controller or Director of Accounting, with both public/private global company in leadership roles.
  • Understanding of renewable energy project finance, accounting principles, and regulatory frameworks preferred.
  • Proven track record of effectively leading and developing high-performing teams in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate financial concepts to both financial and non-financial stakeholders.
  • Strong ERP utilization and implementation.
  • Active CPA required.
  • Key technical requirements include advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Location: Willing and able to work from our Headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia

Additional Information


Work Environment:

Works primarily traditional office hours in an indoor office environment. Flexible work hours allowed when work duties and business operations permit.

How You’ll Grow

At Apex Clean Energy, our professional development plans focus on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the dynamic, fast-paced renewable energy industry. From on-the-job learning experiences to a robust multi-week onboarding experience to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

What Apex Can Offer You

At Apex Clean Energy, we know that great people make a great company. We value our people and offer employees a broad, best-in-class range of benefits.

  • A mission-driven, energetic environment that supports and encourages our people to do their best work every day.
  • A respect for and celebration of individuality, differences, and uniqueness
  • Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your potential
  • Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on experience, and mentorship
  • Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and professional growth
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an impact as an organization
  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local communities
  • Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with corporate match
  • Base and bonus commensurate with experience
  • Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
  • Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans, dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts

At this time, Apex will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.