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Duke Energy Manager Accounting I - Renewables in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

Responsible for all accounting aspects of assigned solar/wind operating projects and renewable construction projects within Duke Energy’s Commercial Renewables (non-regulated) portfolio including, supporting the monthly accounting close, 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 renewable projects. This role will have a primary focus toward Tax Equity 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. This role will report directly to the Director of Renewables Accounting as an individual contributor.


  • Responsible for Tax Equity Projects and accompanying HLBV Accounting

  • Responsible for reviewing and updating tax equity models for purposes of HLBV accounting

  • Partner with the renewables development team to evaluate proposed transactions

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

  • Prepare and/or review assigned operating company monthly general ledger closing

  • Prepare and/or review various monthly and quarterly financial reporting schedules

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

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

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

  • Assist tax department with various data requests for assigned projects

  • Interface with site operating 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

Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting, finance or other closely related discipline

  • In addition to required degree, eight (8) years or more of related work experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Master's degree in accounting, finance or other closely related discipline

  • Experience with Tax Equity transactions, structured financed transactions, and HLBV Accounting

  • Ability to work with complex financial models

  • 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 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

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

  • 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

  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft, HFM, PowerPlan (fixed assets system), and Business Objects/WEBI query tools

  • 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

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, December 7, 2020

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.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.