Posted on 
Sep 16

Controller

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge and geothermal energy is poised to play a central role. We are expanding our team to help make this vision a reality. Fervo Energy has developed technology to make geothermal power scalable and cost-effective. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.

Position Overview

The Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will lead the establishment, growth, and execution of the internal accounting function for Fervo. The job will entail the oversight of all day-to-day accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as growing Fervo’s accounting team to meet the requirements of a quickly growing business.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with intellectual curiosity, a willingness to roll up their sleeves, and an ability to work cross-functionally to drive results. We are a lean organization, so although this is a management level position, the Controller is in the weeds and is a doer. This person should have an open mind and zeal for tackling challenges in new and innovative ways.

This is a unique opportunity to build a team that shapes the accounting, financial reporting, audit, and controls backbone to enable the radical growth of one of the most exciting companies in the clean energy industry.

Responsibilities
- Design, implement, and maintain accounting functions, policies, and systems, including the selection and implementation of Fervo’s first ERP system
- Proactively seek out opportunities to implement improved processes, systems, and workflows to allow Fervo’s accounting infrastructure to scale
- Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in accordance with US GAAP
- Design, implement, and maintain appropriate policies, processes, and internal controls to enable accurate and timely financial reporting compliant with US GAAP accounting standards, applicable tax laws, and regulatory requirements
- Lead engagement with external auditors and oversee the completion of the annual audit
- Coordinate the preparation and management of state and federal tax and reporting requirements ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
- Participate in financial planning and analysis, budget forecasting, and financial presentations
- Supervise, manage, and grow Fervo’s accounting team

Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
- Minimum of seven years of experience in accounting, audit, or related functions with at least two years of experience at a Big Four accounting firm
- Certified Public Accountant
- Experience in a managerial role
- Skilled in designing and implementing financial controls and effective processes
- Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing accounting systems
- Ability to research and interpret relevant accounting standards, SEC regulations, and financial reporting guidance
- Self-starter attitude, willingness to plan and execute with little oversight
- Competent in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and accounting systems

Preferred Qualifications
- A mix of Big 4 public and private accounting experience
- Experience with oil and gas and/or renewable power
- High level of emotional intelligence and strong communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience working with a variety of capital raises and associated accounting and tax implications
- Experience reviewing and negotiating contracts
- Entrepreneurial demeanor with demonstrated ability to drive results
- Experience researching and interpreting results from public filings and other sources

Location
Fervo Energy is headquartered in Houston, TX. This position will be eligible for a large amount of hybrid work flexibility, but regular in-office presence at the Houston location will be required. Some travel is required for this position.

About Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy commercializes innovative technologies to develop, operate, and own geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. As a 24/7, reliable clean energy resource, geothermal energy has a major role to play in the future electric grid. Fervo’s innovations include technologies such as advanced computational models, horizontal drilling, and distributed fiber optic sensing that we have developed with partners including Schlumberger, ARPA-E, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fervo was founded in 2017 and is supported by Cyclotron Road, the Department of Energy, Stanford University, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Capricorn Partners, Helmerich & Payne, Liberty Oilfield Services, DCVC, CPPIB, and BHP, among others.

Fervo’s culture is fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative. We believe in building things that last, constantly innovating, doing what we say we’re going to do, and stopping to smell the roses.

A link to our website can be found here: https://www.fervoenergy.com/

Please submit an application through Fervo’s career page: www.fervoenergy.com/careers

Fervo Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Description

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge and geothermal energy is poised to play a central role. We are expanding our team to help make this vision a reality. Fervo Energy has developed technology to make geothermal power scalable and cost-effective. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.

Position Overview

The Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will lead the establishment, growth, and execution of the internal accounting function for Fervo. The job will entail the oversight of all day-to-day accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as growing Fervo’s accounting team to meet the requirements of a quickly growing business.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with intellectual curiosity, a willingness to roll up their sleeves, and an ability to work cross-functionally to drive results. We are a lean organization, so although this is a management level position, the Controller is in the weeds and is a doer. This person should have an open mind and zeal for tackling challenges in new and innovative ways.

This is a unique opportunity to build a team that shapes the accounting, financial reporting, audit, and controls backbone to enable the radical growth of one of the most exciting companies in the clean energy industry.

Responsibilities
- Design, implement, and maintain accounting functions, policies, and systems, including the selection and implementation of Fervo’s first ERP system
- Proactively seek out opportunities to implement improved processes, systems, and workflows to allow Fervo’s accounting infrastructure to scale
- Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in accordance with US GAAP
- Design, implement, and maintain appropriate policies, processes, and internal controls to enable accurate and timely financial reporting compliant with US GAAP accounting standards, applicable tax laws, and regulatory requirements
- Lead engagement with external auditors and oversee the completion of the annual audit
- Coordinate the preparation and management of state and federal tax and reporting requirements ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
- Participate in financial planning and analysis, budget forecasting, and financial presentations
- Supervise, manage, and grow Fervo’s accounting team

Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
- Minimum of seven years of experience in accounting, audit, or related functions with at least two years of experience at a Big Four accounting firm
- Certified Public Accountant
- Experience in a managerial role
- Skilled in designing and implementing financial controls and effective processes
- Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing accounting systems
- Ability to research and interpret relevant accounting standards, SEC regulations, and financial reporting guidance
- Self-starter attitude, willingness to plan and execute with little oversight
- Competent in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and accounting systems

Preferred Qualifications
- A mix of Big 4 public and private accounting experience
- Experience with oil and gas and/or renewable power
- High level of emotional intelligence and strong communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Experience working with a variety of capital raises and associated accounting and tax implications
- Experience reviewing and negotiating contracts
- Entrepreneurial demeanor with demonstrated ability to drive results
- Experience researching and interpreting results from public filings and other sources

Location
Fervo Energy is headquartered in Houston, TX. This position will be eligible for a large amount of hybrid work flexibility, but regular in-office presence at the Houston location will be required. Some travel is required for this position.

About Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy commercializes innovative technologies to develop, operate, and own geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. As a 24/7, reliable clean energy resource, geothermal energy has a major role to play in the future electric grid. Fervo’s innovations include technologies such as advanced computational models, horizontal drilling, and distributed fiber optic sensing that we have developed with partners including Schlumberger, ARPA-E, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fervo was founded in 2017 and is supported by Cyclotron Road, the Department of Energy, Stanford University, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Capricorn Partners, Helmerich & Payne, Liberty Oilfield Services, DCVC, CPPIB, and BHP, among others.

Fervo’s culture is fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative. We believe in building things that last, constantly innovating, doing what we say we’re going to do, and stopping to smell the roses.

A link to our website can be found here: https://www.fervoenergy.com/

Please submit an application through Fervo’s career page: www.fervoenergy.com/careers

Fervo Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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