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PPL Corporation Staff Accountant / Senior Accountant in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

Staff Accountant / Senior Accountant

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other disclosures including supporting work papers for external financial reports filed with the SEC.

  2. Performs XBRL tagging for financial reports filed with the SEC.

  3. Coordinates requests for information required from various organizations in the company (Business Lines, Treasury, Legal, etc.) in support of financial report disclosures.

  4. Prepares various other financial reports required to be filed with governmental agencies.

  5. Solves a range of moderately complex accounting and reporting issues; analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard procedures.

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

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

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Position Summary:

Assists in the preparation of financial statements and footnote disclosures on Forms 10-K and 10-Q to comply with the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Performs other external reporting related activities as needed, including the completion of various surveys.

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.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

Recruiting Location:


Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least three accounting courses and a minimum of 2 to 4 years accounting-related experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 1 year of accounting-related experience.

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.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

  2. CPA or CMA certification.

  3. Knowledge of SEC reporting requirements, as provided in Regulations S-X and S-K.

  4. Knowledge of XBRL reporting requirements.

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

  6. Requires effective written and oral communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and databases.

Full-time or Part-time:


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. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation ( ( PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric ( (