Controller

Bright

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

Remote

Yes

Keywords: remote net

☀️ About Bright:

At Bright, we are building a global movement to spread clean energy across Mexico and beyond rapidly. Our mission is to REVERSE global warming, and we’re starting with Mexico. 

Today, Bright is Mexico’s #1 distributed generation solar financier (think Sunrun for the developing world, starting first in Mexico). We provide a distributed solar operating system that enables us to offer cheaper electricity to homes and businesses at no upfront cost and provide energy solutions to industries.  We work with our network of project financiers, local installers, and local distributors to satisfy the resulting demand. We've raised funding from top investors like_ IFU.DK (press release here), First Round Capital, Y Combinator, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Servitje, the founders of Sunrun and Tesla, and other top Silicon Valley firms_. Like we do, they believe we can grow exponentially while having fun and being one of the best places to work in solar. Some interesting data:

  • From 2014 to 2023, we had a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 200%
  • We’ve raised over $100 M USD between equity and debt

We’re fast-moving and results-oriented; we’re passionate about spreading solar energy as quickly as possible while having fun doing it. We believe we have one of the industry's highest employee net promoter scores, and we’re committed to becoming the top employers of choice in sustainability.

💼 About the position:

We are looking for a mission-driven rising star Controller to join our finance team and lead our accounting efforts while bringing clean solar energy to Mexico! As we prepare to grow>2x each year over the next couple of years, expanding and strengthening our finance team will be essential. You will play a critical role in achieving Bright’s goals by aligning the accounting team with the company's priorities, reporting directly to our CFO, and overseeing all aspects of the organization's tax planning, compliance, and reporting. You will also develop and implement effective tax strategies to minimize the company's tax liabilities while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

You should have extensive experience developing tax areas in other companies, have had experience migrating accounting systems, successfully developing tax planning strategies, and thriving in communicating with third parties and internal teams.  You should be a fast and eager learner ready to soak in knowledge quickly and able to demonstrate proficiency and ability to work autonomously effectively.

🥇 We’re looking for someone who:

  • At least 10 years of experience as  Controller or Head of Accounting 
  • Proficiency in English with concise communication skills.
  • An accounting or related Law degree.
  • Experience in migrating accounting systems.
  • Mentoring and developing teams experience 
  • Sound decision making and prioritization skills  
  • The following skills:
    • Tax Compliance: Strong understanding of local, state, and federal tax regulations.
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: strong history of effective collaboration with finance, product, operations and software teams.
    • Tax Planning and Strategy: Development of tax-efficient structures and strategies.
    • Risk Management: strong history of Identification and mitigation of potential financial and tax risks.
    • Software implementation: Well versed in state of the art accounting software, automation & reporting  technologies implementation to maintain financial and accounting data integrity
    • Communication and Leadership: Clear communication of complex tax issues.
  • Desirable: Big 4 accounting/tax experience.

💻 Your tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Tax Compliance: Ensure compliance with Mexico's tax laws in the renewable energy sector. 
  • Tax Planning and Optimization: Develop tax-efficient strategies for the Mexican market.
  • Accounting Reporting: Oversee financial statement preparation and incorporate tax implications.
  • Tax Audits and Risk Assessment: Conduct tax-related due diligence and audits from third parties.
  • Transfer Pricing: Manage transfer pricing studies and develop policies for compliance.
  • Payroll Audit: Oversee accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Accounting Audits: Work closely with external auditors in audit preparation.
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable: Monitor collections and payments.

✅ Benefits:

  • The opportunity to learn firsthand about the distributed generation regulatory scheme in México while being a part of the fastest-growing startup in the country.
  • A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant. 
  • Possibility to earn equity at Bright.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Access to cost-free mental health care.
  • Parental leave.
  • Access to top-tier mentorship programs.
  • Remote work.
  • Private health insurance.
  • While Bright shares the same benefits many startups offer, we also have a few unique ones: Directly solving one of the 21st century’s largest problems: affordable, clean energy
    • A measured impact, daily - while most startups claim to “make the world a better place,” Bright is.
    • Travel - the ability to travel to Mexico and worldwide as Bright expands.
    • Being part of a dynamic new industry - as solar prices continue to drop, the industry is rapidly changing.  Bright is leading the charge.

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