UNS Energy Corporation Financial Accountant Senior in Tucson, Arizona

UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit http://www.uns.com.

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.

In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Senior Financial Accountant. As a member of the Financial Accounting team, this position supports the internal financial reporting process including the month-end close, preparation of consolidated financial statements and related analyses as well as responding to request for financial data from other departments throughout the Company. The position may involve a wide variety of the responsibilities presented below:

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 multi-level consolidating financial statements (income statement, direct and 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.

  • Researches, recommends accounting treatment, and implements solutions on new transactions. Sometimes very complex.

  • 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.

  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.


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

  • 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. Includes 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.

  • Evaluates the accounting and financial reporting ramifications of proposed transactions.

  • 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/filing.

Special Projects:

  • Completes responses to regulatory data requests (i.e. FERC and ACC) and prepares 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.

  • Participates in 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 *


  • Description

  • 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 6 years of experience in accounting.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Public accounting experience and CPA preferred.

Company: Tucson Electric Power

Location: Tucson, AZ

Job Category: Accounting

Position Type: Unclassified