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Sila Nanotechnologies

Fixed Asset Senior Accountant

at Sila Nanotechnologies

Alameda



About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

You have primary responsibility for accurate and timely tracking of and accounting and reporting for the Fixed Assets and Capital Expenditures of the Company. You will be the company subject matter expert regarding technical accounting treatment of and best practice policies for Fixed Assets. You also have substantial influence on Government Grant compliance as it relates to company capital expenditures.

Responsibilities and Duties  

Period-End Close & Reporting

  • Close the monthly Fixed Assets subledger, prepare month-end accruals, journal entries and reconciliations related to Fixed Assets, Supplier Prepayments/Deposits and CIP
  • Ensure capitalization of CIP in a timely manner
  • Calculate and record depreciation for Fixed Assets
  • Produce capital spending, project tracking & investment tracking reports, including projected future spend

Compliance

  • Document, implement and streamline appropriate Fixed Assets accounting policies and procedures and ensure company-wide understanding and compliance
  • Support Federal Government Grant compliance by ensuring the Fixed Assets function is compliant with relevant grant-related contract and reporting requirements
  • Ensure company compliance with relevant technical accounting standards, including applicable lease accounting (ASC 842) and proper capitalization and classification of capital expenditures.  
  • Provide financial statement audit, statutory audit and property tax return support by preparing necessary supporting documentation and responding to all inquiries

Operations

  • Monitor and document all physical movements of Fixed Assets and support periodic physical inventory counts and reconciliations of Fixed Assets 
  • Support capital budgeting process by collaborating with FP&A team regarding Fixed Assets, CIP and depreciation expense

Knowledge and Skill Requirements 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business-related field
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated Fixed Assets accounting and operational experience, including a strong understanding of GAAP, fixed asset and lease accounting, and general ledger transaction recording and reconciliation
  • Proficiency with ERP systems (Sage experience preferred) and advanced spreadsheet usage is essential for performing job duties
  • Prior experience with Federal government grant contract, reporting and compliance requirements would be nice

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Frequently communicates with other company personnel and external parties. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. 
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a laptop, copier/printer, etc. in a fixed location

The starting base pay for this role is between $96,000 and $122,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

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