National Grid Manager, Accounting - Transgas in Lowell, Massachusetts01850

  • About the Position: *

The position of Manager of Accounting reports to the Vice President, Administration and Finance and is responsible for all matters relating to financial and cost accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, state and federal tax compliance, state and federal corporate compliance, state, federal and local operating authority compliance (including licensing and permits in approximately 20 states), daily cash management and state corporate report filing. This position is also responsible for completing special tasks and/or projects as assigned by upper Management and/or the other members of the executive team and collaborating with said executives to determine and set in motion the best business decisions for the Company.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Daily Cash Management

  2. Prepares bank reconciliations for four bank accounts

  3. Prepares month end financial closing reports in a timely fashion; these reports include the following: diesel fuel inventory, mileage reports for tractor depreciation expense, trailer lease payments and commodity statistic reports

  4. Maintains invoice register in Microsoft excel

  5. Prepares and maintains all required state corporate quarterly and annual report filings

  6. Assists, Vice President, Administration and finance when necessary

  7. Sends out all W-9s to vendors

  8. Gather all of the month’s financial transactions prepare and approve all monthly financial journal entries and post them to the general ledger

  9. Prepare all reports and schedules required to report in the month’s financial results to Corporate Headquarters and e-mail them accordingly

  10. Prepare and distribute all in-house monthly financial statements

  11. Provide all required financial information to the Corporate Headquarters tax department and be prepared to answer any questions by the Corporation’s internal and external auditors, in order to ensure all state and federal corporate tax compliance

  12. Prepare all financial budgets, input them into the accounting system and report them to Corporate headquarters

  13. Assure compliance with all state and federal regulatory agencies by ensuring that all required returns and filings are made in a timely fashion (these filings are reviewed, approved and signed by the Vice President, Administration and Finance)

  14. Assure Federal, State and Local operating authority is maintained in approximately 20 states by filing required licensing and permit applications on a timely basis

  15. Maintain the fixed asset register

  16. File the monthly sales and use tax returns with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue

  17. Complete any special projects requested by upper management

  18. Maintain and store corporate records in adherence to the Company’s record retention policy

  19. Administer corporate and employee credit accounts

Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 10.0

o to run monthly detail general ledger account reports for bank reconciliations and depreciation expense reconciliations

o to oversee the accounts payable process

o to post all monthly financial journal entries to the general ledger

o to research accounts payable sub-ledger and general ledger inquiries

o to maintain financial budget records

  • Microsoft Excel Proficiency

o to input tractor mileage into the fixed asset listing

o to compose monthly payroll tax journal entries

o to prepare bank reconciliations

o to maintain daily cash spread sheets

o to prepare required spreadsheets and schedules necessary to track financial transactions for use in computing the monthly journal entries

o to format financial statements which are downloaded to Excel from FRx prior to being sent to Corporate Headquarters via Outlook and being printed for in-house distribution

o to prepare the annual tax package, which will be sent via Outlook to the Corporate Tax Department in order for them to prepare the annual combined federal tax return

o to maintain the fixed asset sub-ledger

o for financial budget preparation

o to prepare the portable pipeline billing

o to prepare and complete special inquiries and projects

  • FRx

o to prepare financial statements and general ledger reports used to report monthly financial results and to supply tax information

o to prepare in-house financial statements

o to complete special financial projects and inquiries

  • Microsoft Outlook

o to report monthly financial results into Corporate Headquarters

o to send the tax package to the Corporate Tax Department

o to send audit schedules and written corporate policies to Corporate Headquarters upon request

o for in-house communication and document mailing

  • Internet Explorer

o to file the monthly sales and use tax return with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue

o for daily cash management

o for state and local corporate filings

o for state and local operating authority filings

o to research special inquires and projects

  • Microsoft Word

o to prepare and complete special inquiries and projects

o to prepare all miscellaneous business letters and communications

  • Transyst

o to print monthly sales and cash receipts reports

o to print invoice registers and commodity statistic reports on a monthly basis

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent

  • 10 years management and financial, budget and cost accounting experience

  • Excellent organizational, communicative, interpersonal and management skills

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Accounting or equivalent

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains Dynamics, FRx Reporting and Microsoft Office software

  • Familiarity with the trucking and utility industries

/ * National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. * /

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Job: *LNG Operations

Organization: *LNG Operations

Title: Manager, Accounting - Transgas

Location: MA-Lowell

Requisition ID: 20171481