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Senior Manager, Accounting

Aurora Solar

Aurora Solar

Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

About Aurora Solar

Aurora is on a mission to create a future of solar for all. Our award-winning software puts the power of data and technology into the hands of every solar professional to make solar adoption simple and predictable. Our software has designed millions of solar projects so far, empowering solar companies to sell, design, and install residential and commercial solar arrays accurately, seamlessly, and at scale.


We are a remote-first collaborative team of sustainable energy enthusiasts who love what we do. We’ve been named one of "The Best Mid-Sized Remote Companies To Work for in 2024" by BuiltIn.com and have been recognized for the second time as a Certified Green Business (CGB) with the city of San Francisco. We’re in this together to support the world’s transition to solar.

About the Team

The accounting team is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and compliance with accounting standards. The accounting team consists of the corporate accounting team, technical accounting and financial reporting, revenue accounting, and accounts receivable teams. The team operates collaboratively, with a focus on accuracy, efficiency, and continuous improvement in financial processes. This role is to lead a four-person team that manages the accounting close, accounts payable, and payroll processes.

About the Role

We are looking for a highly motivated accounting leader to lead a hard-working team at an organization making a significant difference in the world. Reporting to the Controller, this role will lead a four-person team that manages the accounting close, accounts payable, and payroll processes and will own all aspects of GL accounting and ensure compliance with US GAAP. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, partner well cross-functionally, and have a flexible, can-do attitude.

Your Impact

  • Plan and implement the accounting close process and related activities to ensure compliance with US GAAP and internal financial policies while adhering to a close timeline

  • Supervise complex accounting processes, such as software development, allocations, stock-based compensation, commission capitalization, intercompany and consolidation

  • Manage the end-to-end payroll process, benefits accounting, and quarterly and annual payroll tax filings

  • Responsible for the direct oversight and management of all Accounts Payable functions including expense reporting and accruals

  • Review all monthly corporate accounting and payroll journal entries and reconciliations

  • Provide insightful financial analysis, identify unusual variances, and take corrective actions both for P&L and Balance sheet every month

  • Assists with annual audits including financial statement audits, 401K audits, and any other statutory reporting requirements

  • Lead and mentor the accounting team, providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations

  • Leverage technology to build scalable/sustainable processes to create efficiencies, streamline accounting operations, and improve the employee experience

  • Develop, implement, and enforce accounting policies and procedures that will improve the overall operations and reduce risks of the business

  • Establish strong relationships with cross-functional peers

  • Contribute to building the technical infrastructure and control environment to support the company’s hyper-growth

What You Bring

  • Management experience in hiring, inspiring, developing, and retaining a successful team

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in accounting and 4+ years of people management

  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP, financial statements, and SaaS accounting best practices

  • History of working in a high-growth startup, preferably at a software company

  • Proficiency in evaluating, implementing, and improving Accounting tools and systems

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to partner effectively across functions and levels throughout the company

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, coupled with a big-picture strategic understanding

  • Ability to manage ambiguity, and multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Reliability, systematic approach, and ability to identify issues and drive timely and accurate resolution

  • “Roll-up the sleeves” approach to accomplishing all necessary tasks

  • CPA strongly preferred

Nice to Haves

  • Working knowledge of NetSuite, Workday, or Airbase

  • Prior payroll experience overseeing or processing

  • Assisting in various financial audits

  • Big 4 experience is a plus

What We Offer

  • 🏖️Flexible PTO - Take the time when you need it

  • 🍼Parental Leave - 16 weeks with 100% base salary + gradual return to work

  • 💰WFH Stipend - An initial $500 (Non-engineers) or $750 (Engineering roles)

  • 🏢 Coworking Stipend - $300 / month if you prefer to be at a coworking facility near you

  • ☀️Energize Fridays - Company-wide days to log off and recharge

  • 📶Connectivity Stipend - Up to $75 / month towards internet or phone

  • 🩺Medical, Dental, and Vision - Premiums are 100% covered for Aurorans and 90% for dependents

  • Please take a look at our 2024 U.S. Benefits Booklet for a deeper dive into our offerings

Where Aurorans are: Aurora currently has teams within the US, Canada, Mexico, and Germany with additional locations on the horizon. We’re united in our work to support the world’s transition to solar!

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

Aurora is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible experience for all candidates. If you require a reasonable accommodation that would better enable your success during the application or interview process, please complete this form.

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.