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Senior Accountant

Xendee

Xendee

Accounting & Finance
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Xendee is a rapidly growing cleantech software company on a mission to drive the future of microgrid development. We are focused on developing and delivering the best-in-class intuitive microgrid decision support SaaS platform that will be a key enabler for the expansion of the commercial microgrid market.

Our mission is to give our customers the right tools to dramatically accelerate their microgrid development project timelines by providing robust technoeconomic evaluations early in the design process that also serve to ensure the bankability of those projects. We approach our mission with renowned technical leadership, a focus on customer service, and a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity.

The role:

You will play a critical role in managing Xendee’s financial health and ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting. This is a unique opportunity to shape the accounting function from the ground up and contribute to strategic financial planning. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting, excellent organizational skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is based out of our San Diego office.

What you’d be working on:

Invoicing and Accounts Receivable:

  • Manage and process customer invoices, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Monitor accounts receivable and follow up on overdue invoices.
  • Implement strategies to improve collections and reduce outstanding receivables.

Revenue Recognition:

  • Oversee and ensure proper revenue recognition in accordance with GAAP and company policies.
  • Review and analyze contracts to determine appropriate revenue recognition treatment.
  • Prepare revenue-related journal entries and account reconciliations.

Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare monthly and ad-hoc financial reporting for senior management, including forecasts, and projections for various scenarios.
  • Assist in the preparation of Board presentations and reports.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to provide financial insights and support strategic planning.

General Accounting:

  • Manage the general ledger, including journal entries, reconciliations, and accruals.
  • Assist with the annual audit process and liaise with external auditors.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy in the accounting function.
  • Develop and document accounting policies and procedures for new activities that occur as the business grows.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of accounting experience, preferably in a startup or high-growth environment.
  • CPA or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and revenue recognition principles.
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel experience (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.