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PPL Corporation Accounting Specialist in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Accounting Specialist

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluates accounting policies & procedures to reflect changes in business conditions, processes and accounting guidance.

  2. Responsible for the preparation of complex analyses, various analytics or financial statements.

  3. Assesses the impacts of new systems on internal controls over financial reporting.

  4. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions and makes use of knowledge of company operations, technical accounting matters and industry regulation.

  5. Intreprets internal/external business issues and recommends best practices. This may include the review of complex contracts and agreements to identify and address accounting implications.

  6. May lead functional teams or projects to achieve milestones and objectives, and will occasionally present topical matters to senior leadership in the Financial Department. Trains and develops subordinate staff.

  7. Works independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks.

  8. Ensures compliance with legal and regulatory controls.

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Position Summary:

Responsible for complex activities associated with the functional work group's accounting transactions, financial reports and internal controls over financial reporting. This is a key contributor in a complex environment who may lead functional teams or projects. With little guidance uses extensive technical knowledge of business operations and technical accounting.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Additional Requirements:


Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least three accounting courses and 7 or more years accounting-related experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounitng with a minimum of 4 years accounting-related experience and CPA or CMA certification. (Required to actively pursue certification within two years of the job effective date.)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA, or other advanced degree in business discipline.2. CPA or CMA certification.3. Experience in public utility accounting, SEC reporting and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.4. Requires effective written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to research and apply technical accounting guidance.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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