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Spire Energy Senior Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama

Senior Accountant

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Date: Nov 8, 2020


Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain an additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Senior Accountant to work in Birmingham, Alabama office. This position will be focused on Capital and O&M projects and their entire lifecycle. The position will be responsible for generating project adjustments, journal entries and fixed asset related transactions, for accurate and timely financial data and financial statements. This position will also include approval and analysis of capital project costs including budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis. This role also collaborates often with other functional areas, including but not limited to Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Operations Controller, Pipeline Management, Organic Growth, Customer Experience, and Regulatory.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and post project adjustments and journal entries, perform account analyses and reconciliations

  • Approve capital projects and monitor their lifecycle through closing into Fixed Assets, ensuring timely closing of projects through communication with internal departments

  • Perform monthly closing responsibilities, including project & fixed asset processing of AFUDC and depreciation, and all other fixed asset transactions

  • Perform unitization of capital additions, including doing any analysis review and allocation of all construction work order expenditures

  • Retire Company property that is no longer in service

  • Train and assist staff with accounting procedures and problem solving

  • Generate accruals, estimates, etc recorded during the monthly close

  • Work on special projects and requests

  • Perform other quarterly/annual projects, including but not limited to providing information for the annual budgeting process; assisting the Company’s external auditors with quarterly/annual reports, and providing information for Regulatory reporting

  • Calculate the annual depreciation, amortization, and AFUDC interest capitalized budgets and handle all fixed asset reporting, analyses, and inquiries from the PSC

  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines

  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people

  • Outstanding customer service skills and team player abilities

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar degree

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Two years of experience in journal entry preparation and with the monthly closing process

  • Minimum three years of relevant experience, preferred

  • Two years of experience with the Company’s accounting policies and procedures and familiarity with the Company’s operations, preferred

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to property, plant, equipment, and depreciation, preferred

  • Knowledge of FERC’s gas plant instructions, capital and operating accounting system, preferred

  • Knowledge of the Company’s Operations Division and the responsibilities of the individual departments within Operations, preferred

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work Environment: Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.

  • Working Hours: Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required to meet strict deadlines

  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required.


We Advance

We Care

We Collaborate

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation, and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Birmingham

Job Segment: Accounting, Law, Pipeline, Business Process, Finance, Legal, Energy, Management

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