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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Location: Littleton
Posted on: September 24, 2017

Job Description:

LITTLETON, CO Company: Summit Utilities, Inc. Location: Littleton, CO Work Schedule: Monday through Friday Job Status: Full Time Voted one of Denver Business Journal's fastest-growing companies, Summit Utilities, Inc. is a Littleton, Colorado-based holding company that owns and operates natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries operating in Colorado, Missouri, Maine, Arkansas & Oklahoma. Our businesses serve more than 45,000 customers and operate thousands of miles of pipeline. Our goal is to provides best in class customer service and help our customers benefit from the numerous benefits of natural gas as an energy source-safety, affordability and sustainability. We offer our employees an excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, wellness, short-term disability), tuition reimbursement, volunteer time-off, 5% 401k employer match and much more. Join our team! The Accounting Manager applies principles of accounting and manages team of accountants in the recording of financial information and creation of financial reports related to Summit Utilities, Inc. and subsidiaries' activities with a specific focus on regulatory and tax compliance. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and management guidance to a staff of direct reports ensuring that all management functions are completed in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws.
  • Analyze and approve journal entries in accordance with month-end close schedule pertaining to regulatory assets and liabilities including deferred fuel, revenue adjustments, cost of gas accruals, and other entries as needed to accurately reflect regulatory accounts in the general ledger.
  • Review or perform reconciliations of regulatory, tax, and franchise fee balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis providing variance analysis in comparison to prior periods and budget.
  • Reconcile customer collections to required statutory remittances, investigating variances
  • Provide support as subject matter expert on regulatory accounting and tax compliance.
  • Ensure timely preparation and perform review of: A) Annual FERC reports and other regulatory reports B) Property tax returns and processing of payments C) State sales and use tax returns and payments D) City franchise fee payments in accordance with agreements
    • Assist in the preparation and review of rate cases, annual cost of gas adjustments, or other regulatory commission requests. Respond to related discovery requests.
    • Support audits of sales/use taxes and franchise fees as required.
    • Support the successful completion of the interim and annual financial statement audits leading the team in the timely completion of PBC schedules and fieldwork requests.
    • Provide support for requests for information needed for the completion of the income tax return.
    • Safeguard assets and assure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing and monitoring disciplines of internal audits, controls and checks across all departments.
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of accounting manuals and policies related to regulatory and tax compliance. EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting (or related field at the discretion of the company)
      • Advanced degree desirable
      • Minimum 7 years accounting experience required
      • Extensive use of Excel required
      • Regulated utility accounting and/or sales, use, or property tax experience required KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
        • Knowledgeable and experienced in the administrative aspects of middle management in a corporation including assisting in setting and communicating goals, delegating, providing feedback to employees, handling employee issues, providing employee recognition.
        • Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Uniform System of Accounts and related accounting requirements
        • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
        • Ability to motivate staff to produce quality materials within tight timeframes while managing several projects.
        • Requires a high energy level and ability to manage stress to meet constant deadlines.

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