+ Financial Controller - Austin, TX

Freedom Solar is the longest-running and largest solar installer in the state of Texas. Founded in Austin in 2007, Freedom Solar now serves every corner of the Lone Star State. Our reputation in both residential and commercial solar is based on our dedication to quality and service

We are seeking a highly experienced and detailed-orientated Financial Controller to join our team in Austin, TX. The Controller is responsible for overseeing accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with financial reporting standards.

The ideal Control should have the following qualities:

  • Detail-Oriented: Accuracy and timeliness are important to you; details and deadlines are a top priority. You communicate across teams and to leadership team clearly and concisely.

  • Strong Desire to Learn and Contribute: You are willing to learn new systems and pro-actively strategize how they could be better as a partner to the CEO. You have a ‘can-do’ attitude to help others within your team and across the company.

  • Commitment to Integrity: You are a strong leader within the accounting and finance office, exemplifying clear, honest communication within and external to your team.

  • Passion for Renewable Energy!

Job Duties:

  • Lead organization’s accounting team

  • Prepare monthly financial statements, review jobs in process, and updated progress reports for project managers.

  • Possess Advanced Excel Skills and job cost reporting

  • Manage AP, AR, Payroll, and Benefits (e.g. 401k)

  • Represent company in external discussions with bankers and financial professionals

  • Reconcile monthly Balance Sheet, WIP to general ledger

  • Analyze Financial Trends, Forecast P&L, & Compare Actual to Forecasts

  • Create Regional P&Ls, departmental budgets, and Residential Commercial Backlog Forecast

  • Maintain internal control processes in place and improve as appropriate

  • Close GAAP financials monthly within 10 working days

  • Evaluate Tax Efficiencies for various company entities

  • Develop a cash flow /treasury process that minimizes bank borrowings while keeping leadership fully informed

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience required, 15+ years strongly preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of Controller experience required

  • Must have prior management experience supporting CEO/President

  • 4 years-experience of Job Cost Accounting/% Completion Experience strongly preferred

  • CPA or MBA a strong plus

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance

Job Type/Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

  • Full-Time