Senior Accounting Analyst (Electric Utilities & Infrastructure Accounting & Reporting) – Charlotte, NC

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This is the fourth level of the financial analysis classification hierarchy.  Employees at this level work independently and receive minimal guidance.  Incumbents are required to have in-depth knowledge and experience and work to solve complex problems. Incumbents also act as a resource for less experience employees. 

The Senior Accounting Analyst will provide accounting, financial analysis, and reporting support for the Electric Segment and reports through the Controller’s Department. This role is responsible for certain internal and external accounting and reporting tasks. This position will be assigned specific regulatory and internal reporting related tasks during each cycle. The position interfaces with business representatives at all levels, at different jurisdictions, and in different departments/functions to provide expertise and assistance for accurate and timely revenue reporting.

This role is responsible for accounting, financial analysis, and reporting support for the Controller’s Department. The position requires interaction with various departments and individuals within the organization, strong technical knowledge and research capabilities to ensure compliance with GAAP and FERC.  Responsibilities also include leading projects, setting priorities and special projects as assigned. Perform complex analysis and research ad-hoc requests, develop reporting, and effectively present results for management review and decision making.

Responsibilities

The senior analyst works closely with teammates and managers on various accounting/reporting activities that include: preparation of monthly internal reports such as the balance sheet variance analysis, preparation and review of associated footnote disclosures (Form 10Q/K); preparation of quarterly earnings release financial information; preparation and review of regulatory or customer data request information; and other analyses and special projects. This position will work to ensure that GAAP and FERC reporting requirements are met. The team is focused on continuous improvements and the senior analyst is expected to identify and implement process improvements to produce efficiencies. This position works closely with a variety of internal customers, including FP&A, Rates & Regulatory, and Tax teams regarding various reporting and disclosure items. This senior analyst also works with internal and external auditors, providing necessary information and answering questions. This position will handle moderately complex reporting issues, and there may be occasional research and documentation of significant accounting issues/conclusions. Therefore, strong analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment are essential.

Required/Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting/Finance or related discipline
  • Six (6) plus years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in related field in addition to degree
  • Possesses and applies fundamental accounting and finance concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Experience with financial applications (i.e., PeopleSoft, PowerPlan, etc.) and query tool (WebI)
  • Experience using Microsoft products such as Excel, Word and Power Point

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA or working toward CPA
  • Advanced degree, preferably in Accounting
  • Eight (8) years or more of professional work related experience
  • Possesses and applies fundamental accounting and finance concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Previous experience in utility or regulatory accounting environment
  • Effective written and oral communication and collaboration skills
  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills, including data analytics
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform at the experienced analyst level, including ability to work independently, manage competing priorities, and adhere to strict deadlines and schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and foster good relationships with teammates and business partners
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to efficiently multi-task within tight deadlines
  • Experience with financial systems: Wdesk, PeopleSoft; and Advanced Microsoft Office products skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Public accounting or auditing experience

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Mobility Classification:  Each employee at Duke Energy is assigned an Employee Mobility Classification based on the Company’s assessment of his/her role, including primary job duties and the nature of the work performed. Your Mobility Classification is Hybrid. Hybrid employees perform in roles involving work that can be performed effectively either remotely or at an on-site location in an adaptive, flexible work arrangement. Employees in hybrid roles require and benefit from regular in-person, face-to-face team interaction or collaboration, but do not require an assigned workspace. Instead, they can utilize unassigned or shared workspaces and the Company’s standard desktop applications. Hybrid employees are also required to live within a reasonable daily commute to their assigned work location.
  • Some overtime is likely and required related to preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual tasks.

 

Travel Requirements5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)

No

Represented/Union Position

No

Visa Sponsored Position

No

Posting Expiration DateFriday, January 28, 2022

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

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