A/R Accounting Specialist Job Description

StraightUp Solar, a fast-growing, locally-owned solar installation company, is seeking a Full Time – A/R Accounting Specialist for its St. Louis, MO office. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and demonstrate attention to detail and accountability. They should also enjoy multi-tasking as a problem solver in a fast-paced dynamic team environment.

About StraightUp Solar:

StraightUp Solar is Missouri’s longest running and largest solar installer. St Louis-founded and owned, we are a fully licensed and insured electrical contractor, a BBB A+ business, and B-Corps Certified. We are a turn-key solar PV design & installation firm with 6 in-house installation crews. Our 110 employees in Missouri and Illinois are dedicated exclusively to PV design, installation, operations, and maintenance.

StraightUp Solar has installed more than 2,000 solar projects at businesses, homes, schools, farms, churches and government buildings throughout Missouri and Illinois and has offices in St. Louis, MO and Bloomington, IL. Our team of 110 includes 48 NABCEP Certified and Associate-level credential solar professionals.

What we offer:
Competitive hourly rate and advancement opportunities

4% Employer Matching 401(k)/100% vested.

Monthly medical insurance stipend for employee

Quarterly Profit Sharing Bonus

Paid Life Insurance $50,000

Additional voluntary insurance includes: Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Accident and Critical Illness, Life and Legal.

Wellness Program, Future Employee Ownership

Paid Vacation, Sick, VTO, Holidays, Bereavement, Parental and Maternity Leave

Ongoing solar education and training classes

Future Employee Ownership

Position:

Exempt: No

Department: Procurement/Accounting/Warehouse Services

Supervisor: Cherie Ellis/Sally Olson

Education: Associates+ (Preferred)

Experience: Min. of 3-5 years Accounting (Service and/or Construction Industry/QuickBooks a plus)

Full Time: An estimated 40-45 hours per week dependent on the time of year.

Pay Structure: Hourly Supplemental: Bonus/Profit Share

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

COVID-19: Vaccinated

Work Schedule: 7:30 AM Start Time, 5 Days Per Week – M-F (Load Dependent: Could require an occasional early start for select crew meetings) Critical/Pivotal Role Requiring exceptional attendance and reliability. Not eligible for 100% remote work classification. (Some remote available for the ideal candidate).

Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an individual with strong A/R bookkeeping (experience with QuickBooks Enterprise Contractor Edition (QBE) is +, MS Office/Google Suite, and working knowledge of CRM software programs. Prefer experience with detailed job costing. The individual must have a good understanding of accounts receivable with accrual basis accounting and deferred revenue recognition.

  • Journal Entries and Account Reconciliation (QuickBooks Certified a plus)
  • Accounting strategies and process improvement to maximize efficiencies
  • Monitor project cash flow and communicate with project management on milestones
  • Ensure timely updates and reconciliation on project P & Ls
  • Support internal audits
  • Proficient with Excel files
  • Attend planning/project/service meetings as necessary to support project management needs
  • Participate in Month-end/Year-end closing tasks
  • Daily interaction with accounting, project management, service and inventory management software and processes.
  • Assist with journal entries, new accounting processes, and integration
  • Perform special project requests pertaining to financial management

What We’re Looking For:
You’ll thrive in this job if you’re a good communicator, have proven systems for keeping track of your deliverables and stay organized, while having the ability to excel in a team environment where your performance is measured by the success of all.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Articulate with team members to ensure project completion efficiently.
  • Maintain pace intensity to match the needs of all field, service, and accounting support initiatives
  • Outstanding communication and follow-up skills and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be highly organized with extreme attention to detail for logging and communicating details.
  • Present a consistent positive attitude, exceptional teamwork with reliable attendance.
  • Superior self-awareness, accountability, confidence, and poise while juggling numerous tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow through on assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision.
  • Great computer technology skills, CRM experience, MS office, and google apps such as Gmail. Excel proficient including Pivot Tables & VLOOKUP.
  • Solution-minded, and always looking for ways to improve efficiency and communication.
  • Clean driving record with reliable transportation.
  • Proven track record highlighting examples of being a self-starter while managing numerous priorities.
  • Minimum Education: Associates – Bachelor’s Preferred
  • Strong focus on logistical solutions and processes
  • A focus on continuous improvement and efficiency is a strong plus
  • Strong ability to manage numerous priorities, multitask, and follow through on assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Previous experience in solar industry and/or construction accounting a plus.

StraightUp Solar Culture:
StraightUp Solar is a values-based B-Corp company committed to a cleaner, safer, and more secure energy future – one solar panel at a time. We provide a supportive team environment which allows everyone the opportunity to collaborate on ideas to improve the company. StraightUp Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, women, persons of color, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. StraightUp Solar has 6 core values (CLEARE) that guide the company and team members.

CLEARE Values

  • Community First
  • Lead the Solar Tribe
  • Educate the Solar Lesson
  • Advocate Always
  • Respect Each Other and the Environment
  • Excellence In All We Do

 

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@straightupsolar.com