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PPL Corporation Senior Accountant / Staff Accountant in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Company Summary Statement

As one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the United States, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), is committed to creating long-term, sustainable value for our 3.5 million customers, our shareowners and the communities we serve. Our high-performing regulated utilities — PPL Electric Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Rhode Island Energy — provide an outstanding experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best utilities in the nation. PPL’s companies are also addressing challenges head-on by investing in new infrastructure and technology that is creating a smarter, more reliable and resilient energy grid. We are committed to doing our part to advance a cleaner energy future and drive innovation that enables us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining energy reliability and affordability for the customers and communities we serve. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.

Overview

Please Note: This is a hybrid position based out of Allentown, PA.

Sr Accountant :

Under general direction, responsible for the more complex accounting activities including analyzing accounting transactions & issues, preparing journal entries, maintaining a complete and accurate general ledger, preparing & analyzing financial reports and enhancing internal controls over financial reporting. This is a senior-skill level normally without supervisory responsibility. However, may provide guidance and direction to other PPL employees in support of producing high quality, timely and cost-effective accounting solutions. Works independently with minimal guidance using knowledge of business operations and accounting.

Staff Accountant :

Under general supervision, responsible for increasingly complex accounting activities including analyzing accounting transactions and issues, preparing journal entries, maintaining a complete and accurate general ledger, preparing, and analyzing financial reports, and testing and monitoring internal controls over financial reporting. Works with regular guidance in own area of knowledge.

Responsibilities

Sr Accountant :

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

  2. Prepares more complex accounting analyses and journal

  3. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other internal/external financial

  4. Enhances internal controls over financial

  5. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or Solves more complex problems taking a new perspective on existing solutions.

  6. Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced accountant

  7. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less May direct the work of other staff members.

  8. Increases and applies knowledge of legal and regulatory issues and changes in accounting

  9. The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Staff Accountant :

  1. Prepares increasingly complex accounting analyses and journal entries.

  2. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other internal/external financial reports.

  3. Assists in the tracking & reporting of internal controls over financial reporting and recommends enhancements to such controls.

  4. Solves a range of increasingly complex accounting problems; analyzes possible solutions and makes recommendations.

  5. Related to all the above processes, expected to develop supporting work papers and documentation.

  6. Builds knowledge of the organization processes and customers and technical accounting.

Qualifications

Sr. Accountant :

  1. Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least 3 accounting courses and 5 years accounting experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of accounting-related

  2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; use of excel/word is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA, or other advanced degree in business

  2. CPA or CMA

  3. Experience in utility accounting, public accounting and SEC reporting, and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley

  4. Demonstrated ability to research technical accounting

  5. Requires excellent written and oral communication

  6. Requires excellent interpersonal

Staff Accountant :

  1. Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least 3 accounting courses OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with at least 1 year of accounting-related experience.

  2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; use of excel/word is required.

  3. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 2 to 4 years of accounting-related experience in public accounting, SEC reporting, and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  2. CPA or CMA certification or MBA.

Sr. Accountant :

  1. Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least 3 accounting courses and 5 years accounting experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of accounting-related

  2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; use of excel/word is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA, or other advanced degree in business

  2. CPA or CMA

  3. Experience in utility accounting, public accounting and SEC reporting, and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley

  4. Demonstrated ability to research technical accounting

  5. Requires excellent written and oral communication

  6. Requires excellent interpersonal

Staff Accountant :

  1. Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least 3 accounting courses OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with at least 1 year of accounting-related experience.

  2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; use of excel/word is required.

  3. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 2 to 4 years of accounting-related experience in public accounting, SEC reporting, and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  2. CPA or CMA certification or MBA.

Sr Accountant :

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

  2. Prepares more complex accounting analyses and journal

  3. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other internal/external financial

  4. Enhances internal controls over financial

  5. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or Solves more complex problems taking a new perspective on existing solutions.

  6. Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced accountant

  7. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less May direct the work of other staff members.

  8. Increases and applies knowledge of legal and regulatory issues and changes in accounting

  9. The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Staff Accountant :

  1. Prepares increasingly complex accounting analyses and journal entries.

  2. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other internal/external financial reports.

  3. Assists in the tracking & reporting of internal controls over financial reporting and recommends enhancements to such controls.

  4. Solves a range of increasingly complex accounting problems; analyzes possible solutions and makes recommendations.

  5. Related to all the above processes, expected to develop supporting work papers and documentation.

  6. Builds knowledge of the organization processes and customers and technical accounting.

Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

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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