Senior Controller

Accounting Financial Services Environment Energy and Utilities

About Common Energy  
Common Energy is revolutionizing the energy sector. Our platform enables homeowners and businesses to support new clean energy projects for free, lower emissions and save money through their existing utility account. Because no on-site installation is required, supporting new clean energy projects can now be done digitally in a matter of minutes. Common Energy currently manages over 50 community solar projects around the country, bringing more clean energy to the electrical grid.  As such, we are a key part of the solution to mitigate global climate change.

Common Energy’s board and advisors include executives from Facebook, Google and President Obama’s cabinet. We are seeking a Senior Controller to help us scale our business.


The Role
Common Energy is seeking a hands-on Senior Controller to lead the financial reporting for our business. In this role you will be the point person for ensuring revenue and expenses are promptly and accurately processed, and lead the monthly, quarterly and annual closing process. As such, you will play a vital leadership role in growing our business.  A CPA and at least 10 years of accounting experience is required for this position.



-Lead and manage all corporate accounting functions, including ensuring monthly invoices to clients are promptly sent and received, and processing expenses 

-Lead the monthly, quarterly and annual closing process

-Prepare monthly financial statements and other analyses to support the CEO in board meetings and investor relations 

-Own the company financial model and budgeting process

-Develop and implement accounting controls and KPIs 

-Interface with external auditors to complete annual audits

-Oversee financial operations and lead process improvements where needed 

-Be a role model for junior members of our team, leading by example and coaching them and increasing their skills, capabilities and confidence

-Contribute to a positive, fun work environment! 

 Who We’re Looking For 

-You are passionate about clean energy and making a positive impact in the world 

-You have an active CPA license—this is a requirement

-You have at least 10+ years experience in accounting and at least 5 years experience in a controller capacity—this is a requirement

-You strive to provide world class client service and are excited about helping our partners and clients succeed 

-You are low-ego, high-energy and able to both seamlessly interface with C-level clients and lead by example, working in the trenches with the other members of the financial and operations teams

-You have strong mathematical, problem solving skills and are an advanced Excel user; 

-Self-starter, detail-oriented, able to work independently

-Start-up experience preferred 

-Prior experience in the energy sector preferred 

-Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude

-MBA, Master’s Degree, or Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or similar relevant field is preferred 


Compensation and other good stuff:

-Help build a leading company while protecting earth! 

-Attractive compensation including company equity

-Attractive and expanding benefits 

-Cool SWAG

-Learn and work with the best: Our tight-knit team includes leading experts across the energy sector 

-One team, no politics.

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