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Senior Accountant

Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy

Accounting & Finance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge and geothermal energy can 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.


The Senior Accountant will help establish Fervo’s internal control framework, accounting policies and procedures. This position will prepare financial statements, perform general accounting functions, and support the accounting processes across the organization. This is a unique opportunity to help build Fervo’s accounting department from the ground up.  A successful Senior Accountant combines excellent analytical skills, a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and experience in coordinating the activities of the accounting staff.  The ideal candidate has prior experience in overseeing operational accounting, general ledger activities, including month-end close, and preparation of financial statements. This position will report to the Accounting Manager.


  • Help establish, document, and maintain internal controls (IPO readiness/SOX Framework) and proper policies for financial reporting and accounting functions
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, including month-end close for general ledger and planning the overall month-end close process
  • Perform general accounting functions, including recurring manual journal entries, account reconciliations, and accounts analysis
  • Support operational accounting team, including review and process improvements
  • Prepare monthly invoices for submission to customers
  • Prepare grant invoices as needed and assist with grant compliance reporting
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Lead analytical reviews for all areas of accounting and resolution of any issues identified
  • Coordinate with external auditors and tax professionals
  • Assist with special projects and ad-hoc reports
  • Assist in developing application system controls for ensuring data integrity


  • 5+ years of general ledger accounting experience
  • BBA in Accounting; CPA certification a plus
  • Experience in accounting for an exploration and production or power company
  • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP
  • Experience in preparation of financial accounting statements and notes
  • Experience with overseeing general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Must be self-directed and work with minimum supervision
  • Motivated, with strong work ethic, detail oriented and willingness to “get in the weeds