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Washington Gas Light Co. Manager Financial Reporting in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Manager, Financial Reporting

Did you know that you are making a financial decision ( every time you flip a switch in your home? Most people don’t, but at WGL ( , we are striving to change that.

Are you a critical thinker who thrives in a fast-paced organization? Are you interested in a career that makes a significant impact, not only on consumers’ wallets but also on the environment? We have an available opportunity as a Manager, Financial Reporting we’d like you to consider.

You will:

Lead the completion of financial statements and reports prepared for debt holders, regulators, the Audit Committee, Benefit Plans and other purposes as necessary, ensuring accurate financial information in compliance with GAAP, SEC regulations, FERC and other requirements as necessary.

Oversee the drafting of both non-financial and financial sections of quarterly and annual financial reports for multiple entities. Reviews and provides feedback on all deliverables prepared by the financial reporting department to ensure adequacy and reliability of the underlying documentation, the accuracy of information and compliance with GAAP, SEC regulations, FERC and other requirements as necessary.

Conduct accounting research, interprets and assists in developing disclosures for new accounting transactions and standards issued by the FASB, the FERC and other bodies as necessary. Monitors, assesses and oversees the implementation of all new SEC accounting rules and regulations as appropriate.

Comply with existing controls and procedures related to Section 404 of Sarbanes Oxley by ensuring that financial information included in financial statements and footnote disclosures is properly supported and documented, and that formal policies and procedures are updated to depict current processes within the Financial Reporting area. In addition, responsible for updating controls as necessary.

Oversee implementation of improvements to report preparation systems (WDesk), policies and processes and leads implementation of approved changes.

Coordinate and prioritize the responsibilities of the financial reporting department and trains the team in new procedures.

Interpret complex accounting transactions and disclosures and applies this knowledge in analyzing, summarizing and reporting financial data to senior management and the Audit Committee, including preparation of the quarterly Audit Committee materials.

Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual cash flow statement preparation for 3 entities as well as non-GAAP reporting.

Work closely with AltaGas to ensure consistency in financial disclosures.

Establish and maintain a rapport with key contacts in other departments, as well as with AltaGas, to facilitate the timely and accurate flow of information necessary for proper disclosure. Monitors the information needs of AltaGas, business units and other support groups to ensure their needs are satisfied.

Develop requisite industry and company acumen and stays abreast of changes to ensure that their effects are properly incorporated into the output of the department.

Supervise a team of three employees. Instructs and coaches staff to maintain a high level of operational efficiency and effectiveness and to build and enhance their technical knowledge and abilities.

Must have:

Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Business or a related field with a minimum seven (7) years relevant accounting experience

Minimum two years SEC reporting experience with extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), financial and SEC reporting

Understanding of regulated energy industry or alternative energy industry preferred.

Working knowledge of SmartView, PeopleSoft and WDesk preferred.

WGL is now indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of AltaGas.

WGL is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL is an EEO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy - for our employees, for our community and for all our customers. WGL and its affiliates are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status. sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.