Manager of Corporate Accounting

Number of employees

220

Pasadena, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-01-23

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and powering a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale – for the first time in history.

In November 2020, TIME included Heliogen’s HelioHeat™ technology on its Best Inventions of 2020 list. In April 2020, Fast Company selected Heliogen as a recipient of a 2020 World Changing Ideas Award for its technology. The company won the Energy category.

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on decarbonizing industry and empowering a sustainable civilization. Powered by AI, computer vision, and robotics, Heliogen’s concentrating solar thermal solutions turn sunlight into heat, steam, power or green hydrogen fuel to help industries such as mining, cement, steel, and transportation transition to clean energy. For ambitious business and technology professionals seeking to have a meaningful impact on climate change and the health of humanity and our planet, Heliogen offers the opportunity to address global challenges through collaboration with a world-class, dynamic team of forward-thinking leaders. 

About this role:

Join Heliogen as the Manager of Corporate Accounting and partner with the Assistant Controller to ensure the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Corporate Accounting Department. You will report to the Assistant Controller and perform daily, monthly, and quarterly corporate accounting tasks in support of Heliogen’s mission, while maintaining a strong focus on personal and professional development in the areas of corporate accounting and internal controls.  

In this role, you will:

The successful Manager of Corporate Accounting will have strong analytical skills, thorough understanding of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”), and a demonstrated ability to lead a small team. You will be the face of corporate accounting in our headquarters, and support the day-to-day accounting functions for recurring and non-recurring corporate activity, month-end close, and quarterly reporting as follows:  

  • Analyze transactions and record journal entries in areas including, but not limited to payroll, share-based compensation, equity, cash, investments, corporate card expense recognition, and monthly accruals.
  • Manage the Accounts Payable team to ensure timely and accurate recording of corporate activities, vendor payables, and processing of payments.
  • Coordinate the monthly share-based compensation process with People Operations and our third-party service provider to ensure timely and accurate recording of share-based compensation entries, including reconciling to our program administrator.
  • Coordinate with management, the Director of Technical Accounting, and the Assistant Controller on the accounting for non-recurring corporate transactions
  • Coordinate with the Tax provider to ensure timely and accurate recording of the quarterly tax provision and payments to federal/state/local taxing authorities
  • Support the Assistant Controller with quarterly and annual audit requests

What's essential:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting 
  • 5+ years of professional accounting experience, with recent public company experience preferred
  • Ability to productively manage a small team of two or more staff
  • Working knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel 
  • Experience preparing and/or reviewing journal entries
  • Driven, self-motivated, and accountable
  • Detail and deadline oriented with strong and efficient analytical skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills, with an eagerness to engage with others
  • Available to work in the Pasadena office 

Desirable:

  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree in Accounting 
  • Big-4 public company auditing experience
  • Experience in corporate accounting positions
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Fusion and related modules
  • Significant preference will be given to individuals with experience in share-based compensation, and strong monthly accrual processes 

California only full-time salary range between $120,000 - $160,000 + equity + benefits.

Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator, and became a public company (NYSE: HLGN) in December 2021. For more information about Heliogen, please visit heliogen.com. 

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