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Cleco Supervisor - General Ledger in Pineville, Louisiana

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.

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.

The Supervisor - General Ledger (GL) is a senior level professional with broad and substantive experience with General Ledger accounting principles, practices, concepts, and theories. The incumbent is responsible for the General Ledger function, which includes managing all GL processes and the GL financial statements. The incumbent works closely with the Finance Operations Director to meet business expectations for the GL function by contributing to development of strategic and operational GL plans and ensures they are in line with corporate and functional strategy. The incumbent drives continual improvement of GL processes and systems and mentors and develops staff with GL responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the design and development of procedures, processes and systems related to General Ledger operations

  • Coordinate and manage the General Ledger function including the daily activities required to maintain the general ledger, the accuracy of journal entries to the ledger accounts, balance sheet reconciliations, ad-hoc analyses, trial balance reviews, and variance analysis, while adhering to deadlines

  • Ensure the overall General Ledger monthly, quarterly, and annual close is completed timely and accurately; Prepare fluctuation analyses for actuals versus prior periods, and assist FP&A with budget-to-actual variance analyses

  • Collaborate with Internal Reporting to prepare and analyze accounting data to produce all accounting and financial reports and statements (monthly, quarterly, annually) to ensure accuracy and completeness for Cleco EMT and Board presentations

  • Comply with internal controls related to financial close; ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; model and promote ethical business conduct, and comply with both the letter and spirit of all laws, rules and regulations to which Cleco is subject

  • Analyze, develop, and implement internal policies and procedures across the GL function to improve team efficiency and automation, resulting in overall cost savings

  • Use data and analytics to support continuous improvement to reduce cost and improve program quality; participate in the integration of current systems (e.g., SAP) and analytical techniques to enhance/streamline current operations and enhance cycle times

  • Develop solid business relationships with key stakeholders to proactively support business objectives within the finance team and external stakeholders to drive success

  • Train and evaluate employees to enhance their performance and development; communicate individual and team performance expectations with regular progress review and hold staff accountable to defined project milestones

  • Champion a corporate culture that emphasizes transparency, integrity, safety, environmental responsibility, employee development, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and operational excellence

  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), FERC and Regulatory Accounting

  • Core knowledge of Finance principles, theories and concepts, and knowledge of related Local and Federal laws and regulations related to General Ledger

  • Ability to manage high workloads and conflicting priorities; and drive issues to resolution while maintaining an atmosphere of collaboration

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to interpret Finance KPIs/metrics and derive insights into actionable opportunities

  • Ability to operate effectively and proactively with an employee centric mindset

  • Detailed-oriented and high work standards in support of seamless execution

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Action Oriented

  • Collaborates

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Instills trust

  • Manages Complexity

Technical Competencies:

  • Core Accounting

  • Financial Reporting & Data Analysis

  • Industry & Business Knowledge

  • Regulatory Accounting

  • Financial Systems

  • Financial Transaction Management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, Master’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years of related experience

  • 2+ years People Management experience, preferred

  • CPA certification required

  • Experience and ability to lead staff across projects towards a common vision

  • Experience with Financial Systems/SAP preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft tools and applications required

  • Knowledge of GAAP, Internal Control processes

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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