Staff Accountant

Constellation
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Job Details

  • Location: WARRENVILLE, IL, 60555
  • Date Posted: 2022-06-01
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Accounting
  • Req Number: 240334
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Description

Description

At Constellation, a freshly independent and soon-to-be Fortune 200 company, we're providing the energy and services to transform our future. Combining next generation technologies and product offerings with the country's lowest carbon generating fleet, our company is purpose-built to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.

Constellation has been the leader in clean energy production for more than a decade. Now we're speeding delivery of low-carbon or no-carbon power to help families, communities, governments, and businesses meet their sustainability and decarbonization goals. Constellation provides 10 percent of total clean power and 22 percent of clean baseload power in the United States and is the leading competitive retail supplier of energy products, services and clean energy solutions. The race is on to confront climate change, and no company is more ready to meet that challenge.

We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and believe in attracting, retaining and advancing employees who will best serve and represent our customers, partners and communities. We provide a workplace that ensures mutual respect, where each individual has the opportunity to grow and contribute at their greatest potential. Constellation will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and power a successful career.

Join us as we accelerate the transition to a carbon-free future. Energize your career with Constellation.

 

POSITION TYPE: Hybrid/remote position.  Candidates can be based in  the greater Chicagoland area. 



PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Perform a variety of accounting assignments within a Business Unit or functional area of responsibility. Record and report financial transactions, reconcile accounts and ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements. Produce accurate and timely financial statements as needed, including, if appropriate, FERC based financial statements. Participate, as needed, in the planning and analysis function for the Business Unit or functional area of responsibility in coordination with FP&A. Maintain and identify opportunities to enhance internal controls and support regulatory compliance and business planning by performing analyses. Work closely with other departments and business units regarding accounting activities.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Support and participate in the monthly financial statement close process for Business Unit or functional area of responsibility, ensuring that all financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely as well as analyzing and reviewing financial statements and variances. Consult and liaise with operating unit finance personnel on accounting issues. (40%)
  • Prepare, review and analyze account reconciliations for companies and/or designated functions within Business Unit or functional area of responsibility. Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements. (20%)
  • Prepare the monthly reporting packages, including analysis of current actual results to prior period actual results for use in internal and external reporting. Assists in the accounting, analysis and budgeting of various accounts in coordination with FP&A. (20%)
  • Interact with internal and external auditors, Controller's Group and Business Units as required to accomplish goals. (10%)
  • Assist, as needed, in special projects and the implementation of changes in FASB/GAAP. (10%)


JOB SCOPE

  • Perform day-to-day activities associated with the monthly financial statement close process.
  • Ensure financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely.
  • Proactively notify Principal, Manager or Director of any accounting/reporting issues or concerns.
  • Work closely with other departments and Business Units regarding accounting activities.
  • Work output has considerable impact on the work of other financial functions, reporting and decision making processes. Impact on earnings focuses on appropriate utilization / development of resources.
  • Work with various parties, both within the Controller's Group as well as other areas of the company, to accomplish goals, resolve issues and enhance and improve processes. Contact with others requires tact and persuasiveness.
  • Work is varied and somewhat difficult in nature, but usually involves limited responsibility. Requires moderate exercise of judgment, initiative, and ingenuity to select the most appropriate course of action.
  • May participate in planning processes at project and departmental level.
  • Work under minimal supervision.
  • Position, at times, may require overtime, weekend work and limited travel.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of Accounting theory, principles, practices and regulations including FASB/GAAP and SOX compliance
  • Understands requirements for documentation in work papers, disclosures and memos; demonstrated ability to document a broad range of technical issues
  • Demonstrated successful use of technology to improve process efficiency
  • Effective teambuilding and leaderships skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Commitment to highest standards of quality and integrity
  • Exude a high degree of professionalism and treats others with respect

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • MBA with a concentration in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA
  • Public accounting experience
  • Regulatory/utility/FERC/SEC reporting or energy industry experience

Constellation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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