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Lead Accounting Consultant - Renewable Energy

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Date: Jan 2, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

A career within NextEra Energy’s Renewable Energy Accounting Consulting group will provide you with the opportunity to build a career at the world’s largest producer of wind and solar energy as we navigate creating a diversified clean energy company. We are seeking professionals who want to utilize their existing audit, consulting, or accounting experience on exciting clean energy projects that add value to the organization.


When our internal stakeholders are evaluating a complex transaction, they look to us to provide clear and accurate accounting advice. This is a unique opportunity that will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of complex accounting topics and build a business acumen within the renewable energy industry in a fast-paced environment.


You will perform independent research and provide advice on complex financial and technical accounting issues relating to business combinations, consolidations, investments, non-controlling interests, revenue recognition, current expected credit losses and much more. This is a highly visible role allowing you to work directly with a broad group of stakeholders, including senior management, across the organization.


The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. As part of our technical accounting team, you will evaluate the accounting implications of deal structures and develop solutions to complex issues to help our business partners meet their objectives. You will need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices, collaborate with colleagues, and balance risk with business partner expectations.


Key Responsibilities

Employees in this role take the lead role in special projects, including researching, analyzing and reporting on issues that affect the company, making recommendations for solutions, and following through to resolution.

•  Consulting with business partners on complex technical accounting issues  

•  Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments, and perspectives
•  Maintains a good understanding of, and applies, GAAP, SEC regulations, and relative company policies, practices and procedures
•   Assures accounting integrity of corporate financial data through the implementation of appropriate internal controls


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in the renewable energy industry, deal structuring, complex accounting, and other transaction-based activities
  • 6+ years public accounting experience or combination of public accounting and industry experience in areas of accounting research and/or financial reporting
  • Exposure to technical accounting is a plus, but we are primarily interested in high performers with the ability to solve complex problems
  • Strong technical writing and presentation skills
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • A thorough understanding of US GAAP
  • Ability to research and resolve emerging issues in fast paced environment
  • Leadership skills, and commitment to building a high performing team   
  • Work independently with little to no supervision                              
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point proficiency   


This role is located at our headquarters in Juno Beach, FL and will report directly to the Sr Manager of Accounting Policy and Research.

Job Overview

This job serves all NextEra Energy, Inc. entities to ensure that the companies are appropriately and consistently interpreting and applying relevant accounting literature to current and proposed transactions which directly impact the Companies’ financial statements and disclosures.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Works with management to consider the accounting implications of alternative deal structures
•   Keeps senior management informed about potential changes in accounting rules being proposed by accounting standard setters, including the potential impact to the Companies’ financial statements
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's Degree
•  Experience: 6+ years
•  Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Preferred Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Accounting / Finance
•  Master's - Business Administration


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics
Organization:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy and provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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