Mission:

Solugen’s mission is to decarbonize chemicals manufacturing. As a first step, Solugen is building a 10,000 tpy first commercial plant with the potential to offset up to 37,000 tpy of carbon dioxide equivalents. For the plant and company to operate efficiently, support departments such as Finance, have an important role.

This hire will support Solugen’s mission by ensuring that vendor invoices for expense or capital purchases are efficiently and accurately processed by the Accounts Payable team. This includes payment of invoices on time and per agreed terms, using three-way match principles, avoiding duplicate or erroneous payments, drive internal reviews and approvals while leveraging our new NetSuite and DocuWare technologies. This role enables the creation of new vendors using a standardized process, seeks positive win/win, two-way communication with vendors & internal stakeholders to ensure alignment. This role will analyze processing metrics to identify & correct bottlenecks while continuously improving performance. This role will oversee two analysts and report to the Director of Accounting.

This role will also assist the Director of Accounting with period end close activities, General Ledger issues, perform bank reconciliations, maintain the GL Coding Guide, serve as back up to other transaction processing roles (AR or General Ledger) to enable resiliency and bench strength. Other duties may be assigned, including ad hoc system related projects, perform corrective actions to address identified shortcomings in our prior accounting practices/outcomes, or provide support for reporting processes as needed.

Key Outcomes

1. No late or erroneous payments during normal processing.

2. Perform cutoff procedures monthly, driving accrual entries for any invoices received but not yet in NetSuite, or where department identify services/goods consumed but not yet billed.

3. Maintain GL coding guide and related documentation, offering regular training on utilization by non-finance and finance employees.

4. Reconcile all subledger and general ledger accounts, while maintaining intercompany accounting alignment with Solugen, Inc and subsidiaries.

5. Measure and publish statistical data related to processing of payments to stakeholders, offering commentary and areas for improvement on a consistent basis.

6. Maintain approval bands within NetSuite for managers for invoices and purchase orders.

7. Constantly ask what could be done better and faster with the same resources within Finance.

    Key Competencies:

    Job Specific -

    - Attention to detail and organization. Use Kanban tools to drive work achievement and organization.

    - Good communication skills, both written and verbal, utilizing different approaches based upon the audience and desired outcomes.

    - Commitment to working safely, following EH&S guidance on a variety of subjects.

    - Maintain a strong internal controls environment within the company, particularly within the AP and related processes.

    - Comfortable following safety protocols and wearing personal protective equipment—including hard hats, gloves, earplugs, etc. -- in select work areas.

    - Good familiarity with Office products as well as a general level of comfort with online communication and work management platforms such as Dropbox, Google Doc, and Slack.

    - Advanced understanding of common ERP software and processes, able to apply those to our NetSuite environment and offer suggestions on closing any identified gaps and improvement opportunities.

    - Management of non-degreed analysts, teaching and guiding when required, offering ongoing feedback on performance while maintaining a positive, progressive work environment.

    Company Specific -

    - Ask a lot of questions, be curious, and have insights into your work. Don’t assume anything, ask!

    - Be nimble, embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture.

    - A passion for fighting climate change.

    - Ability to self-manage and set your own priorities and schedule.

    - Be comfortable working in multiple roles, backing up others.

    - Emphasize safety above all else. If you see problems, report them immediately.

    - Respect for others and their uniqueness.

    - Creative problem solving.

    - Drive insights on finance issues and support them with data.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and minimum 5 years full-time experience working in AP/AR and/or General Ledger processing.

    NetSuite experience is preferred but not required.

    Big Four or equivalent experience is highly desired.

    CPA or other professional certifications is highly desired.

    Master’s degree in accounting or Finance is highly desired.