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Controller- FP&A Lead- AlphaStruxure - 0067KF

Schneider Electric
Boston, MA 02109
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Controller- FP&A Lead- AlphaStruxure - 0067KF
Description

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AlphaStruxure unites The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric to deliver clean, resilient, and cost-effective energy systems with zero capital expenditure our clients organizations. For the first time, we bring together world-class financial and technological capabilities to design, build, own and operate next-generation energy systems such as microgrids for the commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors. To learn more please visit:  https://alphastruxure.com/about

Headquartered in Boston, MA, AlphaStruxure employees are currently hired by Schneider Electric and then seconded to the AlphaStruxure venture as we build the platform to launch our business as a stand-alone entity. This position will be based in the Boston, MA office.

MISSION:

AlphaStruxure is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented and experienced Controller with strong Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) experience in the United States and who can manage both financial results and compliance, and who can also provide financial information to meet external and internal reporting requirements. The Controller position is responsible for hiring and supervising accounting subordinates and providing accounting knowledge. He/she must possess deep project accounting experience to support AlphaStruxure in its pursuit of new distributed energy, microgrid and energy-as-a-service investment opportunities. The individual must thrive in a team that is highly analytical and values creativity, collaboration, perseverance and strong written and oral communication skills. He/she will also interface with both Carlyle and Schneider executives on a regular basis.

Reporting to the CFO/Chief Investment Officer of AlphaStruxure, specific responsibilities of the position include: 

- Manages all accounting functions and systems. Maintains and ensures accuracy of all accounting records;
- Assembles financial reports to meet internal and external reporting requirements with support of external and eventually internal resources;
- Manages monthly financial close and quarterly financial reporting;
- Ensures integrity and compliance for AlphaStruxure Group transactional processing, including G/L, accounting, cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit and collections, royalties and fixed assets;
- Maintains key internal controls and external audit requirements & compliance policies;
- Ensures key control activities occur on a regular and periodic basis, ensuring controls are working properly;
- Supervises the building of financial statements for AlphaStruxure, LLC (our Development Company) and each of our project Special Purpose Entities (SPEs); 
- Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing company policies, procedures and controls;
- Proposes recommendations to correct inefficiencies or to further improve efficiency;
- Participates in the scoping, selection and implementation an ERP system that meets the key objectives of AlphaStruxure;
- Prepares or oversees certain financial planning analysis which may include forecasting, budgeting, project spend, project cost tracking;
- Manages initial project set up in selected ERP based on the projects contractual terms, conditions and requirements based on the as-sold budget;
- Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to assume additional responsibilities, as needed
- Manages all billing preparation and receipts as well as invoice processing; develops and manages a team of personnel responsible for AR and AP
- Functions as a team player who demonstrated a positive, collaborative tone and fosters a collegial and ethical culture


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The optimal candidate will be a top performer, with a minimum of 8 years of U.S. GAAP project accounting experience. He/she should be proficient in the Microsoft Office software suite including Excel and PowerPoint and able to quickly summarize his/her analysis in charts, graphs and financial output pages. A successful candidate will be an adept problem-solver and strategic thinker, with solid analytical skills and good judgement. He/she will thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving work environment, which demands a high level of interpersonal skills and collaboration across functional teams.

Required:
- 8 years of U.S. GAAP project accounting experience;
- Strong communications skills with the ability to influence organization to accept change and develop a quality and reliability culture within the business, and at the partner level;
- Strong understanding of the project accounting methodologies and financial management of contract funding, revenue, cost, profit, DSO, billed AR, unbilled AR, backlog, labor utilization, subcontracts, consultants, excess revenue, and purchase orders
- Experience working with multiple legal entities, including some with complex legal structures 
- Ability/fortitude to make difficult decisions and ensure relevant and necessary processes/guidelines are followed;
- Understanding of cash management and tax issues;
- Experience scoping and implementing new ERPs


Preferred 
- At least two years experience in a Controller (or deputy/interim Controller) position
- Certified Public Accountant Certification (CPA)
- Deep understanding of financial processes with experience in process improvement
- Experience working in a rapidly expanding company
- Knowledge of clean energy technology such as solar PV, CHP, battery storage, fuel cells
- Experience in either in consulting firm, audit (Big Four) or internal experience, such as operational or financial functions


EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, or Economics or another related area of study.

 

Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave,401(k) match, and more. Click here to find out more about working with us:http://se.com/us/careers. 
 
We seek out and reward people for putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. Were recognized around the world for welcoming people as they are. We create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversityare seen asa real value for the company. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric. 

 
Let us learn about you! Apply today. 
 
You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled. 
 
It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct. 
 
Concerning agencies:Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such. 
 
Schneider Electric is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated againston the basis ofdisability. 

Primary Location US-Massachusetts-Boston
Schedule Full-time
Unposting Date Ongoing
Posted: 2020-07-29 Expires: 2020-10-25

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