Senior Accounting Specialist

Irvine, CA
Axia – Financial Planning & Ops /
Full-time /
On-site
Axia by Qcells provides solar, battery storage, EV chargers, and energy services to homeowners who are looking to reduce their reliance on the power grid and upgrade their home energy. Axia is a full-service solar solution provider and is the direct-to-consumer division of solar panel manufacturer, Qcells. We support solar sales consultation, customer system design, financing, installation, and warranty resolution for the ongoing customer relationship. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value through a seamless and superior solar journey, guided by the principles of transparency, reliability, and sustainability – creating a better way to go solar.

The Senior Accounting Specialist is responsible for administrative support to Axia’s Financial Planning & Operations, maintaining the general ledger and all related items while working closely with the non-U.S.-based parent company, subsidiaries, and other affiliated companies. This position reports to the Senior Accounting Manager or another management personnel that the President of the Company may designate. This position will be based out of our Irvine office, with an in-office schedule that is set at the direct manager’s discretion in accordance with the company policies and procedures. Remote options could be considered for exceptional cases. 

Responsibilities

    • Ensure the timely end-of-month closing and proper maintenance of the general ledger (GL) and all related subledgers. This includes the preparation and review of journal entries and account reconciliation for accuracy and compliance with GAAP and company policies.
    • Prepare period-end account reconciliations and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information; perform GL account reconciliation and analysis. 
    • Conduct complex financial/business analysis, including the preparation of accompanying reports; identify issues/problems and recommend solutions based on the results.
    • Assist with quarterly review and annual external audit; prepare assigned schedules for the quarterly review and annual audits.
    • Accurately prepare special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
    • Identify and implement improvements to existing processes and display the willingness to take on special projects individually and as part of the team.
    • Conduct research for new and existing markets to drive key implications and provide market intelligence to relevant stakeholders.
    • Support the Fulfillment team with weekly installer partner invoice review for cost control commissions, root cause analysis, and other ad-hoc analytical tasks assigned.
    • Manage financing products in Aurora and solar pricing/products/zip code master list in Axia’s Solar Calculator.
    • Develop test plans, conduct User Acceptance Testing (UAT), report defects, and validate business requirements.
    • Serve as a preparer on process creation and enhancement, including SOX and internal control matters internally and externally.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for process improvement and efficiency gains.
    • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in accounting and finance.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or another business-related field; CPA or CMA certification preferred.
    • 3+ years of professional accounting and/or finance experience (accounting, bookkeeping, and ledger management) or equivalent of education and experience.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in U.S. GAAP and IFRS.
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and communicate findings effectively.
    • Professional experience handling monthly, quarterly, and yearly account closings.
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
    • Experience with ERP systems (NetSuite, QuickBooks, SAP, etc.)
    • Experience with mid-to-large scale organization required; previous experience in working in the solar or renewable energy industry and/or multinational company preferred.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, multitask, and prioritize; accuracy and attention to detail. 
$60,000 - $74,000 a year
The salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, essential job duties & requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. 
*This target salary range is for CA positions only and should not be interpreted as an offer of compensation
Hanwha Q CELLS America Inc. (“HQCA”) is headquartered in Irvine, CA, and handles sales for the North American region. It is a subsidiary of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ), Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ), and San Francisco, USA (Energy Storage/Inverter & Software HQ). Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, government, and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm, and a Top 8 business enterprise in South Korea. HQCA recently acquired Geli, a leading developer of Energy Management System software for energy storage, solar, and other renewable resources.

Benefits*
·   Medical, Dental, Vision
·   Paid Time Off
·   Tuition Reimbursement
·   401K
·   Paid Holidays
* All benefits dependent on role and eligibility

Physical, Mental, & Physical Demands

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Mobility
Standing: 20% of time
Sitting: 70% of time
Walking: 10% of time

Strength
Pulling: up to 10 Pounds
Pushing: up to 10 Pounds
Carrying: up to 10 Pounds
Lifting: up to 10 Pounds

Agility (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Turning: F
Twisting: F
Bending: O
Crouching: O
Balancing: N
Climbing: N
Crawling: N
Kneeling: N

Dexterity (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, N = Never)
Typing: F
Handling: F
Reaching: F


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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