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SunPower is seeking a Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounting, to join a world-class dynamic controllership organization within the Corporate Accounting team at SunPower’s headquarters in San Jose, CA. This is a critical lead position which will assist in execution of the Corporate Controllership strategy. This person would be a Certified Public Accountant who can oversee and support financial consolidation and analyses in support of our monthly, quarterly and year-end close process and provide corporate guidance to the business, regional and country controllers to monitor corporate general ledger activities, governance and compliance across the organization.

A successful Senior Accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate also has experience collaborating with a team of accountants and junior accountants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

Key lead in the global corporate monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes
Prepare manual journal entries and select account reconciliations
Prepare and/or review monthly income statement and balance sheet analysis for specific accounts
Review reconciliations and analysis prepared by global team members to ensure compliance with US GAAP and the Company’s policies and procedures
Analyze and summarize consolidated company financial statements each monthly close period
Make practical recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the monthly close process
Apply accounting guidance to specific transactions to properly reflect in the consolidated financial statements
Liaise with our offshored Global Finance and Business Services team on reconciliations, journal entries and monthly close processes
Assist in the gathering and reviewing of consolidated monthly, quarterly and annual financial information for internal and external reporting, audits, reviews and tax compliance
Assist in the development and documentation of business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen global internal controls
Complete and maintain process documentation and ensure SOX 404 compliance for functional area of responsibility
Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

Minimum requirements

Educational: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or equivalent MBA. Other out of country designations may be considered.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years total experience

Preferred requirements

Educational: Certified Public Accountant or Equivalent Certification (CA, ACCA etc.)


External audit experience (Large international accounting firm preferred)
3-4 years of professional accounting experience

In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
Oracle R12 experience a plus
Ability to work well with multicultural global cross-functional teams
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Strong leadership skills with the ability to both lead and participate in change
Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
Accuracy and attention to detail


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