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Entergy Accountant, Sr Staff (Accounting Processes & Controls) in Hammond, Louisiana

Accountant, Sr Staff (Accounting Processes & Controls)

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

*This position may be filled in Hammond, LA or New Orleans, LA*

Job Summary/Purpose

The purpose of this job is to serve in a leadership role in the Accounting Processes and Controls group, which performs a variety of key accounting functions. The job will entail leading system and process improvement initiatives and other projects, applying accounting standards and principles to financial transactions, performing accounting research and technical analysis, and communicating complex financial issues and results to members of senior management. The assignments will vary but will require leadership and strong analytical skills by effectively using knowledge of accounting theory and business processes and tools to identify and solve challenging issues.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Perform assignments requiring understanding and application of accounting principles, practices, policies, and concepts

  • Use quantitative financial analyses to problem-solve

  • Clearly articulate results of financial analyses to senior management

  • Understand nature of specific accounting issues at hand and make recommendations for resolution while considering and evaluating all impacts and implications of the recommendations

  • Understand system accounting of multiple systems and its impact to financial statements

  • Work closely with IT to troubleshoot system issues when applicable

  • Anticipates changes to team’s processes based on corporate wide initiatives

  • Takes initiative to develop, design, and implement efficient and effective internal controls

  • Develops networks throughout Accounting and broader Entergy organization to leverage in resolution of issues

  • Assist manager and department in managing multiple (and often competing) priorities and projects

  • Works with manager to provide effective oversight of the team as well as play a significant role in the development, training, and mentoring of staff members

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

  • 5+ years of accounting-related work experience.

  • Experience in a lead role on a project sub-team.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Knowledge :

  • Proficient in the application of accounting controls and processes

  • Utility Accounting knowledge and experience

  • working knowledge of the FERC uniform system of accounts

  • Advanced knowledge of Entergy business and processes

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley requirements and testing in coordination with internal and external auditors

  • Knowledge of Peoplesoft Financials is a plus

Skills :

  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Proficient in use of MS Office application

Abilities :

  • Ability to work independently and team environment

  • Strong focus on process improvements

  • Ability to lead project teams

Certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • Professional Certifications such as CPA or making progress toward CPA.

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Primary Location: Louisiana - New Orleans Louisiana : New Orleans || Louisiana : Hammond

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 115194

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here (humanr@entergy.com?subject=Accessibility) and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov) (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment. Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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