Senior Accountant

Clean Energy Fuels   Newport Beach, CA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on January 14, 2022

Assist with the preparation of financial filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies as necessary. Assist with the planning, coordination, preparation and filing of financial reports, while maintaining appropriate supporting documentation and ensuring timeliness and accuracy. Supervise and assist in the preparation of consolidation entries and eliminations as well as supervising the preparation of information provided by others to support SEC filings. Ensure accuracy of subsidiary financial results through review of monthly results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assist with the preparation and filing of quarterly and year-end external financial reports with the SEC, including business section, risk factors, forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other SEC filings as necessary.

Complete footnotes, MD&A and financial statement disclosures, ensuring that all disclosures are properly supported and have been reviewed in accordance with the company policies, including compliance with SOX.

Project lead and/or Team lead those individuals who are providing information to support the SEC filings to ensure they understand the data being requested, have adequate processes to obtain the data and that adequate review procedures are in place.

Assist with the preparation of the stock-based compensation and earnings per share.

Coordinate within the Finance and Accounting team and with external auditors regarding required financial reporting related deliverables.

Assist FP&A in ensuring that results are reasonable and fluctuations are researched and explained in the MD&A.

Assist in the preparation of the consolidation including the elimination entries.

Assist subsidiary accounting groups through review of financial statements and proper/consistent accounting with the corporate team. Ensure appropriate mapping of G/L accounts to the group consolidation.

Assist and be a resource for subsidiary accounting groups for the implementation and continued monitoring of their control environment and compliance with SOX.

Assist with process improvements, included but not limited to the consolidation process, mapping of intercompany accounts, stock based compensation, and SEC reporting.

Provide support for consolidations/foreign currency translation and reporting.

Provide support to the corporate and operational teams in ensuring that significant transactions are properly disclosed.

Assist the Director of SEC Reporting with reviewing and documenting major corporate events, including significant contracts, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, stock based compensation and assess their accounting impact for Form 8-K and other required SEC disclosures.

Assist in the reporting of the implementation of new GAAP and SEC standards.

Assist with the research and documentation of technical accounting memos.

Assist with the monitoring of formal processes to ensure that appropriate evidential support is maintained to support all disclosures in the Company's SEC filings and documenting as appropriate.

Contribute to the preparation of analyst presentations, ensuring they are consistent with SEC filings.

Provide support in the preparation of the quarterly earnings releases and related materials.

Participate in external reporting systems implementations, including automation efforts.

Actively contribute to the development of global accounting policies to ensure accurate financial reporting.

Actively participate in year-end audits and quarterly reviews, including preparation of audit support schedules and related requests.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, plus a minimum of 4 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to independently determine tax compliance requirements with no supervision.

Computer Skills
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Microsoft Dynamics AX experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Certified Public Accountant preferred.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors:

Quality:  Consistently produces high quality work (accurate, neat, and thorough). Strives to improve productivity, processes and quality. Demonstrates strong knowledge and skills related to the job. Presents a professional image with dress, demeanor, and manners. Maintains clean work space, company equipment and company vehicles. Safety is a high priority; performs job safely.

Communication: Communicates clearly, concisely, effectively, professionally and timely. 
Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills. Keeps others appropriately informed and shares ideas even when unpopular.  Listens to what others have to say.  Maintains open and active communication with colleagues. Effectively uses knowledge and experience in asking, probing, and anticipating issues to ensure quality is provided.

Teamwork:  Fosters the spirit of working with each other.  Displays respect, courtesy, politeness, tact, and openness. Handles conflict in an appropriate and professional manner. Builds relationships, promotes cohesiveness, models collaboration with others.  Considers impact and issues for our customer and other departments.  Engages other impacted departments early for solutions.

Persistence:  Develops workable alternatives and solutions. Exhibits persistence in following assignments through to completion. Promotes process improvements.

Reliable:  Responds in a timely manner.  Is honest, ethical, value-driven and trustworthy. Keeps commitments made, completes assignments and meets deadlines. Accountable--Takes responsibility for own actions and performance. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Available and accessible.

Entrepreneurial:  Takes initiative and appropriate action.  Is engaged and committed to achieving the company’s mission. Pursues better ways to get things done and takes appropriate risks. Keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends. Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value. Is committed to the satisfaction of customers.

Leadership:  Provides clear direction around a vision.  Creates actionable plans and is proactive & anticipatory.  Demonstrates innovative approaches and solutions.  Is an example for employees and others.  Accepts responsibility for individual and team performance.  Makes appropriate and timely decisions and takes action on decisions.   Sets clear and reasonable performance expectations. Motivates and empowers others.  Delegates tasks appropriately.  Recruits staff of a high caliber.  Provides feedback to subordinates that is timely and direct.  Recognizes subordinates for their contributions and effort. Encourages continuous growth and learning in others.  Shows respect for others and their ideas.  Helps others manage through change.

Passion:  Is excited and creates enthusiasm about the company’s future.  Promotes a sense of company pride.  Displays sense of pride in the department and its contributions.  Displays passion for the job.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Always practice good judgment and refer to the safety guidelines.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Always practice good judgment and refer to the safety guidelines.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.