Senior Accountant

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


  • 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