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UNS Energy Corporation Accountant II, Senior or Lead in Tucson, Arizona

Accountant II, Senior or Lead

Company Tucson Electric Power

Location Tucson, AZ

Requisition ID 4872

About Us

UNS Energy Corporation ( , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. ( , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

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Our culture is rooted inshared core values ( that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

  • Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

  • Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

  • Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

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Job Description - Accountant II, Senior or Lead

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Accountant II, Senior or Lead . This position is in the Financial Accounting department and its primary function is to maintain accounting records in accordance with applicable requirements and to prepare financial statements in a complex environment. In addition to the Financial Accounting function, this position may support, as needed, other accounting departments within the CFO Area. The position requires flexibility in adapting to new environments and job assignments and the ability to quickly learn new processes. This position is eligible for Hybrid Work arrangements subject to the UNS Hybrid Work policy and Financial Accounting Department work plan.

Position-Related Responsibilities

Maintain the accounting records and prepare financial statements in a very complex accounting environment:

  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly journal entries for accuracy, compliance with applicable accounting and regulatory requirements, etc. Analyzes the effects of transactions on various account relationships related to financial statements.

  • Prepares and/or reviews account reconciliations.

  • Prepares and/or reviews multi-level consolidating financial statements (income statement, indirect cash flow statement, and balance sheet), ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) guidelines, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements.

  • Participates in the preparation and review of monthly reports/analyses to Management, which includes graphs, charts and written analyses explaining financial statement fluctuations.

  • Researches, recommends accounting treatment, and implements solutions on new or proposed transactions.

  • Monitors activity of regulatory rule-making bodies such as FASB, SEC, FERC, etc. to identify new requirements. Ensures timely notification to Accounting Dept., upper management, and implements procedures to comply with new requirements.

  • Develops and documents new accounting procedures and modifications to existing procedures to enhance efficiency/effectiveness and maintain internal controls.

  • Provides customer service to other departments and management by advising on accounting matters and providing financial data and analysis to assist in business decisions and analysis of operating results. May include presentation of accounting concepts or operating results.

  • Uses Oracle Financials accounting and query tools, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint to develop reports and supporting accounting schedules, as necessary to aid in financial statement analysis and decision making.

  • Assists in the preparation of various regulatory compliance reports, including FERC Form 1, ACC reports, SEC reports (Form 10-Q and Form 10-K-financial statements and related notes,), etc. Ensures compliance with regulatory reporting requirements and timely completion.

  • Provides services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Special Projects:

  • Completes/Reviews responses to regulatory data requests (i.e. FERC and ACC) and prepares and/or reviews rate case adjustments assigned to the Financial Accounting area. Assists in identifying rate case adjustments and regulatory issues.

  • Performs additional assignments as requested such as due diligence work, systems testing, etc.

  • Participates and/or leads special projects requiring accounting and financial analysis skills.

Training and Supervision:

  • Designs training materials and provides training to others in a group setting or on an individual basis.

  • Supervises and assigns responsibility to other accountants to enhance their professional development and provide them on-the-job training on technical issues.

  • Provides timely performance feedback to employees and helps to create development plans.

  • Assigns, directs and reviews the work of assigned accountants and/or other employees on projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.)

Level II


Researches specific activities to determine appropriate financial statement classification. Able to prepare basic consolidated financial statements. Assists with the preparation of compliance reports and other projects. Provides information to other departments either alone or working with others. Has primary responsibility for small to medium projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting with a minimum of 24 units of accounting from an accredited institution and 2 years of experience in accounting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public accounting experience and CPA preferred.

Senior Level


Has responsibility for complex research, analysis, compliance and multi-level consolidation projects. May have several projects assigned at the same time, may lead large projects, and may assist other accountants on large projects. Directs and reviews work prepared by others. May provide advice/training to less experienced accountants.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting with a minimum of 24 units of accounting from an accredited institution and 4 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public accounting experience and CPA preferred

Lead Level


Has responsibility for accounting research, analysis, and compliance or consolidation projects of any size or complexity. Effectively supervises multiple projects to successful completion. Is a technical expert in evaluating accounting issues and is a primary source of advice/guidance; deals with very complex accounting transactions and determines compliance requirements. Leads several complex projects at the same time and assists others on complex projects. Provides technical leadership, training and guidance to less experienced accountants. Exhibits leadership qualities to the entire department. Proactively identifies accounting issues and unusual transactions in assigned areas and ensures team members focus on resolving in a timely manner. Helps team members identify significant items and prioritize workloads, and understand the impact of transactions on internal and external reporting. Ensures team members and upper management are aware of issues. May supervise one or more people.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting with a minimum of 24 units of accounting from an accredited institution and 8 years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public accounting experience and CPA preferred. #LI-MV1

Pay Rate: Salary determined based on candidate's experience & qualifications

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.