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Corporate Controller

  • Operations & Finance
  • Full-time
  • US
  • Remote friendly


Natel Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Controller. The Corporate Controller will be located at the company’s HQ, the former Navy Base in Alameda, CA, or could alternatively work from home anywhere in the U.S. This role will be involved in both corporate and project accounting and will report to our Chief Financial Officer.  This position will give you international exposure. 

If you have six or more years of experience, have a CPA, and either public accounting, tech and/or engineering industry experience, this could be the role for you!


  • Responsible for all of the month-end, quarterly and year-end closing.

  • Reconcile accounts monthly to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance

  • Review transaction coding and financial statements for accuracy, legal compliance and alignment to budgeted expense coding.

  • Conduct cash and multi-year financial planning. 

  • Serve as internal lead for annual financial audit and grants audit

  • Utilize NetSuite’s solution portfolio to enhance accountability at HoldCo, ProjectCo, and subsidiary level.  

  • Internal AR and AP planning and oversight with major business units under the NetSuite services umbrella.   

  • Oversee accounting for one major office and various hydropower project site locations.  

  • Collaborate with leadership to assess and make important financial decisions

  • Prepare financial documents such as business reports, financial forecasts, and statements to understand the financial state of the business

  • Maintain up to date knowledge on the financial market to understand how to maximize profits and find new expansion areas

  • Prepare the company financials according to US GAAP standards  to meet legal requirements and keep the financial state of the company in good standing

  • Ensure the company complies with financial regulations

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance from an accredited college or university in a work-related discipline or field. A Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Accounting is a plus

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • A minimum of six years professional experience in Accounting

  • Strong understanding of federal, state, and local tax regulations, and working knowledge of international finance

  • Proficiency with  Oracle NetSuite, financial analytics & scores, and management forecasts is mandatory

  • Industry experience in renewable) energy, technology, or engineering  business is preferred

  • Demonstrated people skills and ability to cultivate and maintain relationships at all levels

  • Annual Internal Audit experience preferred

  • Comfortable working in a changing and very dynamic start-up like environment

You’d be a good fit if:

  • You want to work at a growing, impact-focused company. We measure our success with a triple bottom line and put our principles before profits.

  • You're pragmatic and want to get things done without sacrificing quality.

  • You're humble, empathetic, and understand that giving and receiving honest direct feedback helps everyone to grow.

  • You’re a great communicator, and can stay organized and manage your own time.

If you’re passionate about water, climate, and renewable energy, we encourage you to apply if you don’t meet every qualification.

Compensation & Benefits

Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, market location, business needs, other compensation components, and/or market demands. The starting base salary range for this role is  $100-$150K. This range may be modified in the future.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer equity to new employees and incentive compensation  based on team performance.

We are proud to offer great benefits like 4 weeks of paid vacation and trans-inclusive health insurance plans (along with dental, vision and life insurance). We want our team to live full lives outside of work.


Remote with option of being based in Alameda, CA. We conduct business using technologies like Slack and video conferencing. We do an annual in-person trip to work, bond, and celebrate our successes.

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 5 hours with Alameda, CA, USA
  • Must be a resident of United States