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Senior Accountant, Clearway Energy Group

Date Posted: Nov 7, 2018

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) is accelerating the world’s transformation to a clean energy future. As one of the largest clean energy companies in the United States, we are focused on providing customers with the low cost, clean power they desire and the customer experience they deserve, all with the goal of powering our world with clean energy. Clearway was formed with the completion of the sale of NRG Energy, Inc.’s renewables platform to Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global, independent infrastructure investor and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Carlsbad, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Houston, TX; and New York City, NY. For more information, visit

Purpose: The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for financial data management, journal entries, account reconciliations, timely completion and execution of monthly and quarterly internal financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting for various components of Clearway. This person will be responsible for multiple other ad hoc projects as assigned, which will cover all aspects of renewables accounting.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Primary duties include accounting for one or more renewable energy projects, working in close cooperation with an Accounting Manager, and overseeing the work of Staff Accountants.
  • Execute the monthly, quarterly and year-end close process within clearly-specified time frames.
  • Perform analytical functions necessary to achieve an accurate and timely general ledger month-end close. Duties include analysis of income statement, balance sheet and equity transactions, financial statements and general accounting support for financed and non-financed projects.
  • Utilize financial reporting software to create, maintain and update reporting templates and data queries.
  • Support the Tax department as needed for income tax preparation for partnership returns or tax provisions.
  • Support the business by providing accurate general ledger account codes for individual projects based on project stages (development, construction, and operational).
  • Compile quarterly unaudited and annual audited financial statements in accordance with compliance reporting requirements.
  • Assist in researching technical accounting and reporting matters, accounting principles and financial reporting rules.
  • Collaborate with and respond to ad hoc requests from key stakeholders within the organization.  
  • Close coordination with members of the Asset Management team on understanding and explaining to management the financial performance of the projects.
  • Assist with special projects and additional duties as assigned.
  • Support the annual audit process for standalone audits, which includes compiling financial statements and footnote schedules, providing data requests to external auditors, and providing substantial support for audit selections.
  • Support parent and affiliate company audit requests from external auditors.
  • Work with internal functional departments (e.g., Treasury, Asset Management, Engineering and Procurement) and external groups to ensure financial reported results are accurate and in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Perform all aspects of work with a high degree of accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.
  • CPA and / or Master’s in accounting preferred.
  • Public accounting experience preferred.



  • Three to seven years of experience in general accounting and/or financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) or other ERP / accounting system.
  • Energy industry (or real estate company) experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including performing financial and analytical computations in Excel.
  • Detail oriented and adaptable to changing working requirements.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented, collaborative environment that emphasizes attention to detail, meeting deadlines and working together to achieve company-wide objectives.
  • Demonstrated “can do” attitude in embracing company goals and initiatives.


Clearway is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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