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Finance & Operations Manager in Novato, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Novato, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Number: 2120934

Our client is the largest local solar provider in the North Bay, and they are looking for a finance and operations leader to be an integral part of the firm's success. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Finance & Operations Manager will oversee all accounting operations, take on specific HR responsibilities (e.g. benefits and compliance), and manage the IT vendor relationships. The ideal candidate has several years of experience in construction accounting (experience with WIP and inventory accounting are essential), and some experience and/or exposure to HR. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Accounting Manager to "own" the accounting function and also expand his/her operational expertise. Our client offers a casual environment, down-to-earth colleagues, and an opportunity to work in a mission-driven company with people passionate about sustainability and the environment.


  • Oversee month-end close, A/R, A/P, and payroll
  • Reconciles and balances accounts
  • Provides information and data required by CPA firm and bank
  • Prepares all required tax reports
  • Identifies and help implement ways to streamline/improve processes\
  • Evaluates current benefit package, researches benefit options, and makes recommendations for new benefits program
  • Assist Director of Operations with HR-related compliance
  • Oversees IT vendor relationship, ensures contracts are adhered to, negotiates terms on behalf of company
  • Supervises staff accountant

  • 4-year degree
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, General Ledger, debits/credits, payroll A/P, A/R, financial statements, and job costing
  • 3+ years of experience working in construction industry
  • Preferred: experience working in the solar industry
  • Must possess strong communication skills and have a team orientation

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