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Alliant Energy Manager Accounting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Alliant Energy is seeking a candidate looking to advance their career through an exciting opportunity as the Manager of Accounting to join our team in either Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA reporting directly to the Chief Accounting Officer!

This role is key in supporting and driving our strategy and vision of serving customers and building stronger communities. You will lead and be responsible for our accounting operations team as part of the Controllership function. In this role you will take ownership of the general ledger and financial analysis processes, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and practices and key project support, while leading a versatile team. Your insight and leadership will be important in collaborating with cross-functional teams to provide accounting mentorship on various transactions and business ventures while supporting strategic decision-making.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs all leadership duties, including hiring and exiting talent, encouraging an inclusive and safe workplace, partnering with employees to set clear goals and expectations, providing timely and specific feedback on performance, developing improvement plans to address performance gaps, addressing issues with care and respect, identifying opportunities for growth and development, embracing and modeling a demeanor of lifelong learning, ensuring employees report to work fit for duty, adhering to our Code of Conduct, and modeling Alliant Energy’s Core Values at all times.

  • Responsible for the review of accounting results, internal and external financial statements, reports, and analyses.

  • Responsible for leading and providing vital support for all customer rate activities, continuous process improvement initiatives, and Alliant Energy’s critical initiatives.

  • Ensuring all accounting activities are completed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Federal Electric Regulatory Committee (FERC) Uniform System of Accounts, and other prescribed rules and regulations.

  • Is responsible for the integrity of the general ledger, including maintaining the account structure, ensuring the accurate review and approval of all journal vouchers and other source documents, and the reconciliation of account balances.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with company internal controls over financial reporting framework.

  • Supports operating business units in the processing of accounting information.

  • Partners with key customers to develop solutions for better financial or strategic outcomes that align with Alliant Energy’s overall strategic plan.

  • Ensures measures are in place to identify, assess, respond to, and communicate risks and opportunities.

  • Engages in other duties as needed that support Alliant Energy’s Values and helps deliver on our Purpose to serve customers and build stronger communities.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years or more of related experience in an accounting, financial, or related function.

  • 3 years supervisory experience or equivalent. (Equivalent supervisory experiences may include project management, providing work direction, leadership experience through temporary assignments, roles in the community or external organizations, or other proven leadership experience.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in accounting or related area.

  • Certification Active domestic Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

  • 3 years or more of public accounting or company experience.

Key Skills

• Leadership • Accounting Standards • Financial Accounting • Financial Analysis • Internal Controls • Data Analysis • Business Process Improvements • Process Standardization • Corporate Financial Reporting • Data Analysis • Data Management

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

Disclaimer:

The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email talent@alliantenergy.com.

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