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Senior Project Accountant


Chicago, IL, US, 60654


RWE Renewables Americas LLCChicago


To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Finance / Controlling 

Remuneration: Exempt



Summary:  The Senior Project Accountant's primary focus will be performing various month-end close duties including preparing standard and miscellaneous journal entries and preparing balance sheet account reconciliations and roll forward schedules.



  • Prepare profit and loss analytical analyses and communicate results
  • Establish best practices related to the monthly close process and account reconciliation process in order to operate in an efficient and effective manner
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly US GAAP financial statements for review by the reporting team
  • Work closely with the Controlling Team to assist in wind farms variance analysis
  • Prepare responses to accounting related inquiries both internally and to external auditors
  • Maintain a high quality, deliverable-focused culture within the team
  • Provide ad hoc analyses as needed to internal customers
  • Dedication to continuously improve the efficiency of the accounting and reporting process
  • Assist in special projects



  • BA/BS in Accounting (required)
  • CPA (preferred)
  • 4 + years of progressive accounting experience
  • Familiar with IFRS and US GAAP (required)
  • Experience with ERP systems; SAP preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, with an emphasis in Excel (required)


Other Considerations:

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Potential for occasional weekend work required
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and make decisions for all issues related to his/her discipline(s) with limited and/or available information
  • Applicant must have an inquisitive and agile mindset to enable new and evolving issues to be addressed appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Applicant must be able to adjust to a dynamic work environment

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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