Nov 10, 2019

Director Of Accounting

  • Smart Energy Water
  • Irvine, CA, USA
Full time   Field Service Technician

Job Overview

Director, Accounting

Smart Energy Water ()

Irvine, CA

Smart Energy Water (SEW) is the leading cloud software as a service provider working with over 100 energy and water providers across the world. We are innovators disrupting the global energy and water space providing customer engagement and mobility solutions for providers - who create compelling digital experiences to help the energy and water consumers to create awareness and empowerment for sustainability and better customer satisfaction.

We are on a path of aggressive growth and to scale our business into a dominant global software-as-a-service company, we are seeking a Director of Accounting for our team. This individual will play a critical role in driving SEW's accounting operations, financial strategy and future success.

This role provides an exciting growth opportunity for a hands-on, self-starting and growth minded individual who will be responsible for developing scalable accounting processes and build a team to support our global business while contributing to future business strategy working closely with the executive team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the day-to-day accounting processes.
  • Manage accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL and revenue recognition/deferred revenue.
  • Ensure timely and accurate invoicing to customers; assist in collections process
  • Assist with developing proper written accounting controls and processes.
  • Ensure accuracy/appropriateness of activity recorded in the general ledger via timely preparation and review of monthly reconciliations and analyses related to balance sheet accounts.
  • Periodic review of standard accruals to determine if adjustment is necessary based on trended activity.
  • Manage month-end closing process with the focus on a best-in-class accounting close while assisting Finance with flux analysis explanations.
  • Oversee Accounts Receivable recording and processing.
  • Review of Accounts Payable voucher packages for proper approval and coding.
  • Identify areas for process improvements and efficiencies and communicate these opportunities to senior management.
  • Review non-routine transactions, determine accounting treatment, and develop necessary policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership, training and development to the team and our financial infrastructure to keep up with the demands of the business.
  • Coordinate and manage internal and external financial and banking audits with related parties.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field. CPA a plus.
  • Blend of public account experience (ideally Big 4 background) and private industry experience preferred.
  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles.
  • Experience:
  • 10 plus years of work experience in Accounting.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing conditions.
  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations in order to meet deadlines.
  • High degree of proficiency with NetSuite, Excel, and Google Suite.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities.
  • High energy, independent thinker, high ownership of work product and dedication and commitment to driving results.


· Be a member of an exceptional team - we're growing and your career and opportunities with us will, too!

· Rich suite of benefit plans - Employee premiums paid

· Generous Paid Time Off plan

· Market-leading fully paid Parental Leave

· Retirement savings - 401k plan with a Company match

· Beautiful Irvine /Newport Beach office in a great location, with stunning views

· Open, transparent culture that includes weekly All Hands meetings, Lunch-and-Learns, all-company offsite, etc.

· Commuter and parking monthly subsidy

· Fully stocked kitchen, breakfast on Fridays, and more.

· Access to corporate gym membership rates and other discounts and employee perks!

Smart Energy Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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