Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant
Central Coast Community Energy
 Monterey, California
Job Description

Central Coast Community Energy is searching for their next team member as the Senior Accountant! Come join a dynamic team. There is currently one vacancy available.

About the position:

The Senior Accountant reports to the Director of Finance. This experienced individual will be responsible for all general accounting functions, including but not limited to month-end close, accounting reports, AP/AR and cash balance reconciliation and reporting, financial statements, and financial analysis & modeling. Initially, this role will work with CCCE’s outsourced Accounting Firm. In the long-term, this role will prepare CCCE to bring Accounting and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in-house if applicable. This role works closely with an Accountant. This is a hands-on career-building role that gives the successful candidate the unique opportunity to have significant impact by building the accounting function in a $400 Million revenue organization.

This position reports to the Director of Finance. No supervision is exercised.

About The Agency:

Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) is located in Monterey, California, one of the most beautiful and geographically diverse areas in the country, with beaches, mountains, oceans, and vineyards. World-famous for Pebble Beach, Carmel by the Sea, the Monterey Jazz Festival, golf, resorts and a Mediterranean atmosphere, Monterey is a unique location less than 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Example of Duties

  • Maintain financial reports, records, and general ledger
  • Lead month-end close and prepare financial statements
  • Reconcile and report AP, AR, cash, and investment balances on daily/weekly/monthly frequencies, as applicable
  • Track budgets and balances, provide variance analysis, perform audits as necessary
  • Prepare and perform journal entries, financial analysis, and account reconciliations, initially in concert with external Accounting Firm and eventually in-house
  • Support the acquisition, deployment, and management of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, if applicable
  • Develop financial reports, dashboards, and analytical tools in collaboration with Data & Analytics team to support rate, budget, and financial processes
  • Manage day-to-day financial processes in collaboration with Accountant, including wires, payment processing and approvals, invoice approvals, procurement authorizations etc.
  • Document solutions and business processes
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) knowledge and experience is highly desirable
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures, general ledger functions, and the month-end/year-end close processes
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Advanced Excel skills

Ability to:

  • Deliver results and influence decision-making when collaborating with colleagues and counterparties over whom this role does not have direct authority
  • Manage, develop, and train staff in an entrepreneurial collegial environment, as demonstrated by direct supervisory experience
  • Research, analyze and interpret complex data; reach conclusions and make recommendations
  • Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend, and implement alternative solutions to complex issues and problems
  • Be detail oriented and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Work independently
  • Deal tactfully and maintain effective working and diplomatic relations with various levels of staff, the public, civic organizations, and representatives from government, industry, media, and other agencies
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the rights of individuals and differences in people’s ethnic and cultural heritage, attitudes, beliefs, goals, and interests
  • Promote teamwork, a positive work environment, and collaborative problem solving
  • Work effectively under stressful situations involving tight deadlines, including ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines

Education and Experience:

  • Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting. A Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) designation is required.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in accounting in a professional environment. Experience in public entities and/or the energy sector is highly desirable.

Supplemental Information


  • CCCE requires all employee to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
  • Employees are required to work in the Monterey office during normal business hours.
  • Excellent pay and generous benefits including health, retirement, and paid leave.
  • Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

The recruitment may be extended or closed early after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered for this opportunity, upload a compelling cover letter, resume and list of four professional references.

This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process.

All application materials submitted will be evaluated and screened. Final candidates will be interviewed by the respective department. Finalists will be expected to provide four professional references. A background investigation will be required for all final candidates.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact Alicia Hicks at

Central Coast Community Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.