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Clearway Energy Senior Accountant in Carlsbad, California

What The Role Is

Reporting to the Supervisor of Wind Accounting, Senior Accountant is responsible for financial data management, journal entries, account reconciliations, timely completion, and assistance with monthly and quarterly internal financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting for various components of Clearway. This person will also be responsible for other ad hoc projects as assigned, which will cover all aspects of accounting for Clearway’s Wind renewable energy projects. The primary objective is to account for and report on multiple utility-scale wind ownership structures.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Execute the monthly, quarterly, and year-end close process within clearly specified time frames, following established internal control processes and procedures.

  • Perform analytical functions necessary to achieve an accurate and timely general ledger month-end close. Duties include analysis of income statements, balance sheets, and equity transactions, preparation of financial statements, and general accounting support for financed and non-financed projects.

  • Utilize financial reporting software to create, maintain, and update reporting templates and data queries.

  • Prepare and maintain adequate documentation to support financial statement assertions and the performance of internal control over financial reporting.

  • Support the business by providing accurate general ledger account coding for utility-scale wind projects.

  • Support the corporate accounting teams with ad hoc requests including fixed asset form preparation.

  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly unaudited and annual audited financial statements of multiple wind projects in accordance with GAAP to comply with the reporting requirements of lender and ownership agreements, which include tax equity and cash equity ownership structures.

  • In close collaboration with other technical accounting professionals, assist with researching technical accounting and reporting matters, accounting principles, and financial reporting rules.

  • Collaborate with and respond to ad hoc requests from key stakeholders within the organization (e.g., Treasury, Portfolio Finance, Asset Management). The financial statements over which this accountant will preside are key deliverables to current and prospective institutional investors and lenders.

  • Close coordination with members of the Asset Management team on understanding and explaining to management the financial performance of the projects.

  • Assist with special projects and additional duties as assigned.

  • Support the annual audit process for standalone audits, which includes compiling financial statements and footnote schedules, providing data requests to external auditors, and providing substantial support for audit selections.

  • Support parent and affiliate company audit requests from external auditors.

  • Work with internal functional departments (e.g., Treasury, Asset Management, Engineering, and Procurement) and external groups to ensure reported financial results are completed timely and accurately in compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • On an as-needed basis, support the Tax department as needed for income tax preparation for partnership returns or tax provisions.

  • Perform all aspects of work with a high degree of accuracy, effectiveness, and efficiency.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in general accounting.

  • Knowledge of ERP accounting system.

  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent efforts and provide high-quality deliverables accurately and on time.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Practical understanding and application of internal control processes and procedures over financial accounting and reporting.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including performing financial and analytical computations in Excel.

  • Detail-oriented and adaptable to changing working requirements.

  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, collaborative environment that emphasizes attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and working together to achieve company-wide objectives.

  • Demonstrate a “can do” attitude in embracing company goals and initiatives.

  • If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications but see yourself contributing, please submit your resume.

What Would Be Nice

  • CPA and/or Master’s in accounting preferred.

  • Public accounting experience preferred.

  • SAP experience.

  • Energy industry (or real estate company) experience is preferred.

Clearway will not sponsor nonimmigrant visas for this position (H-1B, TN, E-3, etc.).

The pay rate for the successful candidate will depend on geographic location, skills, relevant and demonstrated experience, education, training and certifications, and other factors permitted by law. This role is eligible to earn an annual cash bonus, subject to personal and company performance goals.

Salary Range Across all U.S. Locations

$77,000—$105,000 USD

Clearway Energy Group is leading the transition to a world powered by clean energy. Along with our public affiliate Clearway Energy, Inc., we own and manage more than 9.6 gigawatts of renewable and conventional energy assets across the country. As we develop a nationwide pipeline of new renewable energy projects for the future, Clearway’s 7 gigawatts of operating wind, solar, and energy storage assets offset the equivalent of more than 9 million metric tons of carbon emissions for our customers today. Clearway Energy Group is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Carlsbad, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and Princeton, N.J. For more information, visit

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Clearway, we create a community that isn’t about being the same – it’s about building a team of unique individuals, with different backgrounds & skill sets, coming together to build something big & make a difference in the world. Clearway’s team is dedicated to a clean energy future across a wide spectrum of roles & responsibilities. Embodying our company values and operating principles, unique individuals come together over a common mission. We embrace opportunities to do challenging work that can change the world. We aspire to bring out the best in everyone. We share setbacks, celebrate successes, & act with integrity & accountability to get the job done.

Working at Clearway, Hybrid Together

Here at Clearway, we’re committed to balancing flexibility while fostering strong relationships with our teammates. We do this by prioritizing new hires based near one of our offices in San Francisco, Carlsbad, Scottsdale, Houston, & Princeton. Our office-based employees typically work together from fabulous spaces on Tuesdays & Thursdays to collaborate & learn, build community, get to know one another, & enjoy company-provided meals & events.

Clearway Energy is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience & expertise. We intentionally foster a culture of inclusion that empowers our employees to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities & protected veterans to join the team. Clearway is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military & Veterans.

What We Provide

Clearway offers all eligible employees working 20+ hours per week a comprehensive menu of benefits: generous PTO, medical, dental & vision care, HSAs with company contributions, health FSAs, dependent daycare FSAs, commuter benefits, relocation, & a 401(k) plan with employer match, a variety of life & accident insurances, fertility programs, adoption assistance, generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, & benefits for employees in same-sex marriages, civil unions & domestic partnerships. For more on Clearway benefits, visit our Benefits Website ( .

Notice to Applicants

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to apply and compete for employment opportunities for which they are qualified. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notice to California Applicants (

Clearway Energy is strongly committed to a philosophy of equal opportunity and fully complies with equal employment laws ( , ordinances and regulations for all applicants and employees.