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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant         

 

Who we are:

Innovari has built an advanced technology platform that helps utility companies manage and deliver reliable, affordable energy in real time. The company’s Interactive Energy Platform™ (IEP™) uses artificial intelligence, big-data analytics, proprietary optimization routines and deep knowledge of the utility business to deliver capacity and address demand variables. Innovari’s solution, which adds intelligence to both the generation and consumption side of the grid, behaves like a virtual power plant and securely sits alongside other regulated utility company assets and business models. With extensive machine-learning capabilities, the Interactive Energy platform adapts quickly to demand changes such as those brought about by weather, rapid urban growth and the inconsistencies of alternative energy generation.

Innovari is conducting utility projects on four continents and has 15 utility partners on its expanding list of customers. The company has signed contracts to provide hundreds of MW of electricity capacity to its utility partners, mostly in the form of demand reduction at large customer facilities. Today Innovari counts four of the top eight U.S. retailers as part of its demand management programs which are integral to the IEP system.

Innovari is headquartered in Portland, Oregon with additional U.S. offices in Wisconsin, Missouri and manufacturing centers in Austin, Texas and in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

What you'll do:

General

  • Support the Accounting Manager and Controller in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance and Accounting Department.
  • Follow the company’s established accounting processes and develop or improve processes as necessary.

Accounts Payable

  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Prioritize invoices according to cash discount potential and payment terms
  • Process payment requests
  • 1099 maintenance
  • Maintain vendor records and respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Process employee expense reports, including data verification and approval tracking
  • Monthly bank and credit card reconciliation

Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Perform general bookkeeping: prepare general ledger entries; reconcile accounts; maintain financial reports, records, and general ledgers.
  • Assist in month-end closing and the preparation of consolidated internal and external financial statements.
  • Maintain reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules, ensure proper recording of new purchases and disposals.
  • Record accrued expenses
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports as necessary for audit and tax preparation.
  • Perform other accounting, financial or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time, often on short notice.

 

What we look for:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, or a Bachelor’s degree in business with emphasis in accounting, is required
  • A minimum of two years of related experience (accounts payable, accounting)
  • Highly skilled in use of computer applications including QuickBooks, MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
  • Must have excellent work habits: detail oriented; organized; professional attitude; reliable.
  • Must be strong at: documentation; research and resolution; data analysis; problem-solving.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles.
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