Duke Energy Lead Accounting Analyst - Wind & Solar in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

The Lead Accounting Analyst - Wind & Solar is responsible for all accounting aspects of assigned solar/wind operating projects and construction projects within Duke Energy’s Commercial Renewables (non-regulated) portfolio including, completing monthly accounting close entries, interacting with internal and external parties, preparing various project deliverables, and completing quarterly compliance reporting. Need to be familiar with a variety of accounting concepts, practices and procedures to assist with the administration of the assigned wind and solar projects. In particular this role will have a focus toward Tax Equity projects which require the use of the Hypothetical Liquation at Book Value (HLBV) Method of accounting. The ideal candidate will possess strong attributes for accuracy and will be highly detailed oriented.


  • Responsible for Tax Equity Projects and accompanying HLBV Accounting

  • Prepare assigned operating company monthly general ledger closing

  • Prepare account reconciliations for assigned operating projects and financings

  • Prepare various monthly and quarterly financial reporting schedules

  • Prepare quarterly and annual audited financial statements for any assigned project with a third party financing

  • Lead the annual external audit for any assigned project with an annual audit requirement

  • Support Accounting Manager with review of junior staff deliverables

  • Review development agreements/investments to understand and implement accounting treatment

  • Review third-party financing and project agreements to understand and implement accounting treatment

  • Assist tax department with various data requests for assigned projects

  • Interface with site operating project personnel, corporate personnel, tax equity partners, external auditors, vendors and consultants as required

  • Prepare ad hoc requests for internal and external parties

  • Special projects as assigned

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting/Finance or related discipline

  • Six (6) plus years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in related field in addition to degree

  • Possesses and applies fundamental accounting and finance concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Experience with financial applications (i.e., PeopleSoft, HFM, etc.)

  • Experience using Microsoft products such as Excel, Word and Power Point

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Accounting or an MBA

  • CPA

  • Eight (8) plus years of increasingly diverse and complex experience in related field in addition to degree

  • Experience with Tax Equity transactions and HLBV Accounting

  • Public accounting experience (Big Four / large regional)

  • Experience with company consolidation and limited liability company / partnership accounting

  • Experience and confidence interacting with senior management, parent company management, external auditors and external parties

  • Demonstrated ability to lead the work of others, serve as a subject matter expert, recommending best practices based on expertise and institutional knowledge, communicating complex concepts to management, and representing management in their absence

  • Strong technical skills and working knowledge of GAAP

  • Strong multi-tasking skills and ability to manage multiple projects running concurrently

  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to work with complex financial models

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and be flexible with assignment changes as needed

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills


Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, June 28, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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