Accountant Lead or Sr Lead

Date: Dec 13, 2018

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Job Summary/Purpose:

** This position may be filled as an Accountant Lead or Sr Lead depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. **

Affiliate Accounting and Allocations performs the affiliate billing functions of Entergy’s service, retail electric utility, and non-regulated companies. This group is responsible for ensuring that product/service costs are billed between affiliates fairly and equitably in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and applicable FERC and regulatory commission rules. This department also maintains systems used for the allocations process and maintains responsibility for several of them.

This position supports a manager and/or departmental peers by performing accounting related activities; policy interpretation and application; execution of business processes and associated controls.  It owns one or more key complex processes and plays a key role in project or process improvement initiatives; and ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording verifying, consolidating, and entering accounting transactions.

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

The position will be involved in various aspects of the affiliate billing and allocations functions which may include the following:

Performs assignments requiring understanding and application of accounting principles, practices, and concepts (i.e. preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, etc.).

Financial statement and billing/allocation results analysis.

Accepts ownership of business processes and associated controls

Significant interface with internal and external customers; including functional business unit representatives, legal and regulatory representatives, outside consultants, regulatory commission staff, and auditors.

Billing and allocation consultation on functional and cross-functional teams; includes interpretation of regulatory policy and applications.

Support of affiliate testimony, schedules, exhibits, and requests for information with regard to rate proceedings.

Maintenance of allocations systems

Identifying process improvement opportunities

Plays a key role in project or process improvement initiatives

 

Minimum education required of this position:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, or equivalent work experience.

 

Minimum experience required of this position:

5+ years of experience in accounting

 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

Utility accounting experience and working knowledge of the FERC uniform system of accounts desired; working knowledge of Entergy business and processes a plus.  Knowledge of accounting controls and processes. Proficient knowledge of MS Office applications; display strong analytical skills by efficiently using knowledge of tools and business processes to identify problems and resolve issues. Ability to work effectively - either independently or in a team environment.

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for this position:

Desired: Professional Certifications such as CPA or making progress toward CPA.

Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 84078
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

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