Duke Energy Senior Accounting Analyst - Gas Utilities & Infrastructure in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

The Senior Accounting Analyst – GU&I Corporate Accounting is responsible for reporting, accounting, aggregation, and financial/economic analysis in the Corporate Accounting group of the Gas Utilities & Infrastructure segment, including Piedmont Natural Gas, Duke Energy Midwest Gas in KY and OH, and various Equity Method Investments within the segment (Pipelines and Storage assets).

The analyst will work closely with teammates, peers, and management on various accounting and reporting activities including preparation of GU&I segment internal and external reporting, monthly journal entry preparation, account reconciliations, complex analysis and assessments of equity investments, and financial statement analysis. The analyst will interact frequently with various groups to support these activities and other transactions and decisions. The position will analyze and research ad-hoc requests, develop reporting, and effectively prepare presentations for management review and decision making. This position works closely with internal teams within the overall Controller’s organization as well as Regulated Utility Gas Operations Finance, Gas Investment and Strategic Planning, Load Forecasting and others. Effective communication and relationship building is crucial to succeed in this role.

Employees at this level work independently and receive minimal guidance. Incumbents are required to have in-depth knowledge and experience and demonstrated ability to work to solve complex problems/issues. Incumbents also act as a resource for less experienced employees.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare GU&I segment reporting including the Financial Reporting Summary (FRS) and support

  • Work with others to develop explanations of the GU&I results and drivers

  • Perform accounting and reporting for GU&I segment Equity Method Investments including impairment assessments as needed

  • Assist with SOX documentation and control updates and monitoring

  • Primary contact for SEC and other corporate reporting

  • Coordination of data to support quarterly / annual Investor Relations presentations

  • Provide review and other support to other team members

  • Assist with data requests from SEC reporting, internal and external auditors and other customers

  • Prepare schedules used for SEC financials

  • Prepare and review financial schedules that support internal and external reporting

  • Provide accounting support as needed for routine transactions as well as larger strategic initiatives

  • Understand and maintain proper business and financial processes to ensure adherence to internal controls and policies

  • Identify process improvements and assist in implementation to produce efficiencies at all stages of the accounting process

Working Conditions

  • Normal work location is at Piedmont Town Center in Charlotte, NC and secondary at the 550 DEC Corporate Headquarters as needed

  • Overtime may be required

  • Occasional travel

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in (Accounting/Finance/Economics) OR a Bachelor’s degree in a similar discipline

  • Six (6) or more years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in related field in addition to degree

  • Proficient using Microsoft products such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Possesses and applies fundamental accounting and finance concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Experience with financial applications (i.e., PeopleSoft FMIS, HFM, Power Plant, etc.) and query tool (Business Objects)

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Accounting, Business or related fields

  • CPA or CPA candidate

  • Eight (8) or more years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in related field in addition to degree

  • Ability to effectively perform at the experienced analyst level

  • Previous experience with internal/external reporting

  • Previous experience with complex financial/economic analysis

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and foster good relationships with teammates and business partners

  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills – including data analytics

  • Operational business support experience

  • Experience with accounting research tools, such as DART (Deloitte Accounting Research Tool), PWC Inform, or other

  • Previous experience in Utility, utility asset or regulatory accounting environment.

  • Experience with monthly close process, general accounting, and financial reporting (FERC/GAAP)

  • Ability to work independently, manage competing priorities, and adhere to strict deadlines and schedules

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Travel Requirements

5-15%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Monday, January 28, 2019

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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