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Cleco Contract Billing Specialist in New Roads, Louisiana

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Contract Billing Specialist

About the Company

Becoming the leading energy company in Louisiana - helping our people and state thrive - means being mindful of the larger opportunities and evolving needs of all those we serve. So today at Cleco, we’re working from a view that starts behind the lines. Where we can see the full picture of possibilities and technologies. To line up our customers and communities with systems and services that power the good life today. And better lives tomorrow. We’ve always believed that electricity is something more than just electrons. To us, it’s the fuel for more productive days and work. The current that brings all of us closer together. The conduit that connects Louisiana’s present to Louisiana’s future.

Summary Statement

The Contract Billing Specialist will be responsible for all accounting activities related to contract customers, including preparing invoices, recording accrual entries, preparing analyses, and responding to questions from stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the accounting expert with regard to contract customer issues.

  • Responsible for insuring that customers are billed in accordance with complex contracts, that related accounting transactions are booked in accordance with GAAP, and that control procedures are followed.

  • Provides analytic input in response to internal and external customer requests. Analyzes impact of potential contract changes. Assists with budget preparation and analysis.

  • Anticipates internal and external challenges related to contract issues and suggests solutions.

  • Recommends process and system improvements to streamline and automate the contract billing process.

  • Ensures compliance with controls and suggests control improvements.

  • Monitors regulatory environment and anticipates impact on billing process.

  • Familiar with customer contracts

  • Interacts with management on a regular basis both within the Accounting Department and with other stakeholders, including customers, Cleco Cajun management, and other Cleco departments.

  • May lead projects or project teams related to customer contract issues.

  • Shares knowledge and cross-trains with accounting employees with similar responsibilities.

  • Interacts with the internal and external auditors.

  • Works independently and receives minimal guidance.

  • Decision-making involves the use of judgment and there is some emphasis on the development of new/improved procedures and on the translation of policy into operational plans.

  • Solves unique and complex problems that has broad impact on the business.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Collaborates

  • Communicates effectively

  • Critical thinking

  • Drives results

  • Financial acumen

  • Manages complexity

  • Optimizes contract billing processes

  • Safety

  • Situational adaptability

  • Tech savvy

  • Values differences

Technical Competencies:

  • Compliance

  • Core accounting

  • Financial reporting and data analysis

  • Governance and internal control

  • Regulatory Accounting

  • Financial Transaction Management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

  • Advanced degree and/or certifications preferred

  • 7+ years of related experience

  • Preferred SAP experience

Cleco is a privately owned regional energy holding company with two primary businesses. Cleco Power, our regulated electric utility business, owns ten generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,357 megawatts and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun, our unregulated electric utility business, owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 megawatts and contracts that serve nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.

In business since 1935, Cleco has deep roots. For more than 85 years, Cleco has kept pace with the ever-changing energy industry to serve its customers. Our corporate office is in Pineville, La. We have offices and 1,500 employees across the state near major cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport. If you like great music, food and nature, with a dash of eccentricity, then Louisiana is a good place to call home.

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