Senior Accountant

  • Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_842888_2719554

Senior Accountant

This position is responsible for performing accounting and analytic functions to accurately prepare and support the Company's financial statements and related disclosures. This position includes support of month-end financial closing process, preparation and review of balance sheet account analyses and bank reconciliations for multiple entities; and provides support and assistance to management during audits, rate cases, and special projects. This position requires the ability to work quickly and within a team environment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare, review and enter journal entries for multiple divisional utility companies
  • Prepare and perform detailed review of balance sheet account analysis in order to identify trends and errors
  • Prepare, research, and correct bank reconciliations for bank to book differences
  • Review of A/R for entities and corresponding trend report
  • Complete and review sales tax reports for online filings
  • Provide support and assistance to Regulatory Manager and Finance Manager during rate cases and audit requests
  • Provide assistance with annual budget preparation
  • Assist in mentorship and bonding of Finance team with business functions
  • Assist with new acquisitions and/or other entities
  • Participate as a member of the finance team to ensure transactions are recorded in the accounting system and/or budget system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, regulatory accounting principles, sound budget practices, prescribed internal controls and company policy
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting AND minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing accounting duties such as:
    • Bank reconciliations with high volume cash and payment activity,
    • GL account reconciliations,
    • Financial analytic preparation,
    • Accounts payable,
    • Project Management,
    • SOX audit work 
    • Support of highly functioning operations, sales, accounting or other administrative area. 
    • Excellent Excel skills
    • Understanding of GAAP
    • Knowledge and experience with computer accounting systems
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to develop strategic solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to work under demanding time constraints with firm deadlines.
  • Demonstration of being a team player who can think outside the box.
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Strong decision making skills within corporate and regulatory standards and guidelines
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated and organized; able to work with little to supervision
  • Proven leader
  • Responsive to changing job demands / flexible when priorities change
  • Able to work in a fast pace/changing environment
  • Commitment to excellence