Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Director, Corporate Accounting

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Accounting & Finance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
About Fluence: Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. Fluence is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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As the Director, Corporate Accounting, you will:
· Develop, direct, and optimize the worldwide month-end financial close and consolidation process
· Strategically recruit and develop a global team providing guidance, coaching, and mentorship
· Implement global SOX processes to meet the compliance needs of a rapidly growing recent IPO company
· Lead the monthly cycle review process providing corporate governance over the financial and accounting results of the company
· Monitor and quality review the performance of key accounting controls across all global functions, ensuring quality improvement and consistency in performance
· Collaborate with IT to create dashboards monitoring key metrics for stakeholders to understand the financial health of the business
· Responsible for ensuring the accurate and efficient accounting for corporate owned accounting processes and consolidation of all global general ledgers
· Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, IT, and operations, to develop worldwide warranty accounting processes
· Identify areas for automation and work with the finance and IT teams to implement process improvements and automation opportunities
· Partners with internal / external stakeholders to provide strategic leadership on control weakness / error remediation and enhancement of controls.
· Facilitate training and effectively communicate changes in key controls and accounting processes across global functions
· Develop process documentation and training guides for global accounting and finance team
· Coordinate and assist with internal and external audits, ensuring a smooth audit process addressing audit findings
· Key stakeholder in the SAP configuration and design that will impact accounting processes and controls downstream
· Involvement in purchase accounting for potential acquisitions and the accounting and finance integration of acquired entities

What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience
  • CPA preferred
  • Self-starter with a proven track record of grit and determination to drive process improvement
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight timelines
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced, team centered environment
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with all levels
  • Self starter that can implement a vision by working with cross functional business partners to drive change
  • Demonstrated ability in managing accounting and financial reporting functions, including support in business administration, managing audits, and ERP customizations
  • Ensuring compliance with the company’s accounting policy and its implementation according to the latest GAAP requirements
  • Advanced knowledge and skill with excel and the ability to automate tasks
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, business administration, or equivalent training
Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status.