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Requisition Number 17-0184
Post Date 7/31/2017
Title Project Accountant
City Raleigh
State NC
About Enviva

Enviva combines earth’s oldest renewable energy source with 21st century technology to make wood pellets.  By using wood pellets instead of coal, electric utilities can reduce the lifetime greenhouse gas emissions intensity of power generation by 80%.  And wood pellets can provide uninterrupted power at any time, at large scale and at comparatively low cost.  As a result, Enviva delivers a sustainable, cost-efficient and essential complement to wind and solar power.

Founded in 2004, Enviva is today the world’s largest producer of wood pellets – a small and seemingly ordinary product that is helping solve intractable challenges of energy and the environment and delivering real results.

Enviva owns and operates almost three million tons of wood pellet production capacity which we have strategically located in the southeastern United States, one of the most attractive wood fiber regions in the world due to its abundance of commercial, working forests and growing timber inventories. We export our pellets to major utilities and power generators in the United Kingdom, Europe and increasingly Asia that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint by about 80 percent. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. And we employ more than 600 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce.

We are proud that our procurement activities provide essential markets for low-value wood and help keep forests forested.  At Enviva, our job is more than making pellets. We work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities.

Enviva conducts its activities through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned private company.

Enviva Partners, LP

Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) is a publicly-traded master limited partnership that aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva Partners sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay agreements with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom and Europe. Enviva Partners owns and operates five plants in Northampton County and Ahoskie, North Carolina; Southampton County, Virginia; Amory; and Cottondale, Florida. They have a combined production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons of wood pellets per year.

In addition, Enviva Partners owns a deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, which is used to export wood pellets. Enviva Partners also exports pellets through the ports of Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida.

Enviva Development Holdings, LLC

Enviva Development Holdings, LLC develops and builds wood pellet production plants and export terminals. It has a pipeline of projects under development to support growing demand for wood pellets.

Through a joint venture with the Hancock Natural Resource Group and other affiliates of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Enviva Development Holdings is currently commissioning a 500,000 metric-ton-per-year production plant in Sampson County, North Carolina and a deep-water marine terminal in Wilmington, North Carolina which will bring Enviva’s enterprise production capacity to nearly three million tons per year.

Description

As a critical member of the Accounting Team, the Project Accountant is responsible for the administration and the financial reporting of new a construction project located in Richmond County, North Carolina. Occasional travel to the Raleigh PMO or other Enviva facilities.

  • Biweekly presentation to Senior Management of project performance showing commitments to date and projected commitments through the end of the project.
  • Tracking of all project purchase order commitments against phase and task level budgets.
  • Daily communication with the Project Manager and Purchase Accountant to ensure that all PO’s are issued timely and that there are never verbal commitments issued.
  • Timely receipt of all goods and services procured during the project to protect the company against unrecorded liabilities.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all purchase orders have been properly approved within company authorization levels.
  • Daily communication with Project Manager regarding budget adjustments in accordance with company control guidelines.
  • Proper capture and accrual of all sales tax liabilities and the coordination of monthly filings.
  • Process all vendor invoices, identify any PO variances with the Purchase Accountant and obtain approval for payment from the Project Manager.
  • Responsible for the accurate coding and timely processing of invoices.
  • Investigate and resolve all discrepancies associated with the processing of invoices.
  • Ensure all documentation supporting invoices are combined and filed.
Requirements
  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in Accounts Payable.
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and manage high volume transactions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.A. /B.S. in Accounting or Finance is strongly preferred.
  • Construction experience strongly preferred.
  • Project accounting experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in procurement or A/P with a manufacturing organization.
  • Strong analytical abilities, organized with attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with all levels of staff.
  • Motivated self-starter. Comfortable working in unstructured environment.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX experience preferred.
  • Advanced MS Excel, Word and accounting systems skills required.
  • Enviva is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Enviva does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Enviva complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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