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Ameren Sr Financial Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri

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About The Position

The Senior Financial Specialist is a highly visible contributor who supports key organizational priorities and participates in a collaborative, team-based environment within Accounting Research & Policy and the broader Controllers organization. This position works under the direction of the Manager – Accounting Research, Policy, & Internal Controls, and has frequent interaction with Accounting Directors and the Corporate Controller.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure accuracy of accounting and reporting by developing position papers documenting the accounting implications of significant or unusual transactions.

  • Draft, review, and maintain accounting policy documentation explaining accounting policy elections and judgmental accounting positions.

  • Review draft contracts and tariff filings to identify potential accounting issues and provide suggestions for improving business outcomes.

  • Monitor the activities of accounting standard setting agencies and assist or lead the implementation of new accounting guidance.

  • Prepare and review select elements of the financial statements, footnotes, or regulatory filings.

  • Interact with external auditors during year-end audits, quarterly reviews and technical accounting research.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Accounting. CPA required. Three or more years of accounting experience required with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and standards. Previous experience working in/with a U.S. public company strongly preferred.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • An aptitude for technical accounting research

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to interact with all organizational levels

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to set, measure and consistently achieve goals within established timelines while balancing multiple priorities

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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