Project Accountant - NextEra
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC - Juno Beach, FL

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Position Background

Due to extensive growth in our wind generation business, we are seeking a Project Accountant to join the Project Accounting Department of NextEra Energy Resources. This position will expose the candidate to one of the fastest growing technologies in the energy industry while providing the opportunity to learn from experts in the field.

Job Description

The successful candidate will have strong drive and a will to succeed and take ownership of assigned projects, adding value through critical thinking and strong inter-personal skills. Under the supervision of a Wind Manager, the candidate must:

  • Learn and understand the business; including market forces, key operational drivers and key accounting issues for assigned projects
  • Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement of assigned projects
  • Understand the accounting impact of all relevant project documents
  • Develop a thorough understanding of all journal entries affecting the assigned projects
  • Meet all assigned deadlines related to the accounting close and forecasting process
  • Work closely with other accounting personnel, business managers and financial reporting team to ensure the proper accounting, consolidation and reporting of all assigned projects
  • Ensure compliance with current GAAP and identify and implement applicable new GAAP
  • Prepare timely and accurate quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Prepare timely and accurate management reports and support external reporting (e.g., 10K, 10Q, etc)
  • Ensure SOx compliance with all processes impacting the assigned projects and provide timely responses to auditor requests
  • Prepare monthly tax provisions
  • Participate in project-level financings and other Treasury initiatives
  • Accept and perform special projects, such as software implementation initiatives, Six Sigma projects and new GAAP implementation
The ideal candidate will possess the following performance attributes and competencies:

  • Driven – committed to career development through personal improvement
  • Problem solver - proactive thinker with practical solutions, analytical, and orientation to be tightly linked to business strategies and financial priorities
  • Professional skills – strong interpersonal skills, builds and nurtures cross functional teams and relationships, respects others, is tactfully assertive, has a bias for action, and follows through to completion
  • Technical skills – experience researching, interpreting and applying accounting rules and policies
  • Process & project management – strong planning and organizational skills
  • Integrity – strong ethic to comply with legal, regulatory, and company rules and policies


  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience, preferably in a large public accounting firm
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required, with advanced degree and/or CPA preferred
  • Exposure to the accounting close and financial reporting process preferred
  • Tax accounting experience, specifically preparing or reviewing tax provisions, is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Understanding of SEC and GAAP financial reporting requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills: works well with others, builds effective working relationships throughout the organization
  • Systems aptitude and experience, experience with SAP a plus
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