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Accounts Payable Specialist

The Company

Scout Clean Energy is a leading U.S. renewable energy developer, owner, and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 U.S. states. Scout is an owner-operator portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction, and asset management.

Made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world, our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners, and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.

Position Summary

As an Accounts Payable Specialist with Scout Clean Energy, you will play an integral role in building a tightly knit and highly productive team. You will be responsible for interfacing with vendors, purchase orders, processing invoices, mailing checks, and a variety of accounting tasks on firm timelines.

You will start remotely due to current COVID restrictions. However, the Accounting team meets remotely daily to review priorities and progress towards major milestones. Throughout the day, you will interface with the Accounting team members as well as other departments to complete the required tasks at hand. The Accounts Payable Specialist reports directly to Scout’s Assistant Controller.

The ideal candidate will seek to master the tasks initially assigned to them while maintaining a growth mindset, stepping in to support others on the team with new responsibilities as they emerge. To start, the Accounts Payable Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Solicit and secure approval from managers for expenses and invoices
  • Code invoices, vouchers, expense reports, check requests, etc.
  • Correspond with vendors via phone or email.
  • Match corresponding purchase orders to incoming invoices with supporting documentation.
  • Investigate and resolve problems with processing of invoices and purchase orders.
  • Prepare batch check runs, wire transfers, and ACH transactions.
  • Assist with monthly status reports, and monthly closings.
  • Process remittance information from checks, drafts and wire transfers.
  • File, maintain, and distribute accounting documents.
  • Archive payment records with record retention specifications
  • Coordinate and file annual 1099s
  • Ensure vendor documentation (e.g., W-9) is current and compliant
  • Ad hoc assignments and special projects as required.

The successful candidate’s passion for renewable and clean energy will create a real connection to our work and to our broader team. Our new Accounts Renewable Specialist will understand the service-oriented nature of this position and will bring the maturity needed to interact with many personality types and competing priorities. We seek someone with a desire to continuously improve and to support the development of processes that drive our team’s efficiency.

 Desired Skills / Qualifications

  • Work Experience and Skill Set:
    • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
    • Demonstrated experience with key software systems:
      • Required: Working experience with accounting systems and the Microsoft Office suite and with ERP systems.
      • Optional: Experience with SAGE 300CRE, Sage Paperless, and SAP Concur are a plus.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including experience with collaborating on operational procedures.
    • High attention to detail, strong organizational and deadline-driven time management skills.
  • Organizational fit:
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting.
    • Ability to multi-task and arbitrate between conflicting priorities with clear target setting and follow- through capability in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Experience using influence rather than authority to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Able to work proactively and productively in a collaborative team environment without direct supervision.
    • Ability to maintain information confidentiality and handle with discretion.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Timeline and Location

This position will begin as soon as possible, preferably in early May 2021.

Our ideal candidate will be comfortable working primarily remotely as long as required due to the COVID-19 situation and would also be able to commute to our Boulder office daily when state and local guidelines allow it. In the near term, our Accounts Payable Specialist will come to the office periodically for necessary in-person tasks; in-person attendance will be conducted within the COVID-19 guidelines. Scout is a leading safety company supporting the health and safety of its team members and their families.

Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members

  • Integrity. Ethical professional who does the right thing even when it is difficult.
  • Initiative. Resourceful self-motivator with exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
  • Intelligence. Perpetual learner with the ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.
  • Work Ethic. Productive team member who desires to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to meet deadlines and get things done.
  • Team Focus. Purpose-driven colleague with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working across organizational boundaries to deliver on shared team goals.

Invitation to Women and U.S. Underrepresented Groups

We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry. Consistent with our core values, Scout celebrates the diversity of thought and experience that comes from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, gender, race, and ethnicity.

 Invitation to Veterans

Scout welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces to apply for this position. Scout includes veterans of all branches and a diverse set of occupational specialties. We value the independent thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork that our veterans have developed through their service. We welcome applications from any service and any military occupational specialty.

Target base salary: $45,000

Attractive bonus potential.

Scout offers a full range of benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance with attractive premiums, 401(k) match, STD, LTD, an Employee Assistance Program, and a range of optional supplemental insurance coverage.

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Scout Clean Energy

+1 303-284-7566

5775 Flatiron Parkway, Suite 120
Boulder, CO 80301