Controller
Pittsburgh, PA 
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Job Description
Controller
Job Location US-PA-(North Shore) Pittsburgh
Job ID 2021-1840
About us

Peoples Natural Gas is an energy company in Pennsylvania, providing Western Pennsylvania with clean, safe and reliable natural gas for more than 130 years and has a combined workforce of almost 1,300 employees. Peoples has been a committed partner and leader in the natural gas industry, currently providing reliable energy to more than 700,000 customers. Our mission of Making Lives Better is redefining the way we serve our customers. We are committed to being an environmental leader utilizing technology and innovation to create cleaner, more reliable energy sources.

Our employees are rewarded with the opportunity for advancement and to gain experience in a variety of interesting roles. We offer a competitive salary, annual bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package. Health benefits are comprised of medical, dental and vision coverage, including the option for family coverage. In addition, employees are compensated withvacation, paid holidays, sick pay, life insurance, LTD insurance, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Peoples is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce. We stronglyencourage applicationsfrom women, minorities, individualswithdisabilities and veterans. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons, regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Peoples Natural Gas is committed as an equal opportunity employer. To maintain the integrity of the recruitment process and toavoid real or perceived conflicts of interest due to employmentand/or assignment of family members and personal referrals, specific guidelinesapply to the hiring and assignment of these individuals, including, but not limited to:

    Family members cannot result in a supervisor/subordinate reporting relationship
  • Family members cannot work in the same department

Job Summary

Manage the planning and direction of departmental activities including the maintenance and reconciliation of the ledger accounts and financial statements. Identify, review, research, and make management aware of emerging accounting and financial reporting issues, including evaluation of acct. taxes, and ratemaking implications.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain Company Accounting records in compliance with GAAP and Regulatory Accounting standards. Direct preparation of monthly accounting statements (IS, B/S, SOCF) as well as required regulatory financial reporting requirements i.e., PA PUC Annual Report and EIA quarterly reports. Establish and maintain Company capitalization policies.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures that provide comprehensive internal controls designed to mitigate risk and compliance with SOX.
  • Coordinate closing functions with parent company.
  • Review financial statements and reports for external auditors, regulatory agencies, rating agencies, analysts, and internal management reporting prepared under the Director's supervision.
  • Direct the implementation of internal accounting control activities.
  • Direct FERC/PUC reporting and rate case support.
  • Review company's external financing documents to ensure there is no potential for adverse impact.
  • Analyze proposed changes in accounting standards and advise management of potential impact of proposals.
  • Serve as a company witness in regulatory proceedings.
  • Analyze the accounting impacts of non-standard transactions.
  • Oversee the payable and collection activities.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to accounting staff.
  • Oversee external audit compliance.
  • Support the Financial Planning and Analysis, Regulatory and Tax functions as well as supports other operating units within the Essentials family of companies.
  • Assists with other tasks or projects as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills Abilities:

  • Strong technical abilities in accounting systems, budgeting, and cost control principles; automated financial and accounting reporting systems with specific experience using SAP ERP software as well as other software (i.e. Microsoft Office); knowledge of SEC, GAAP, and other federal and state regulations.
  • Understanding of natural gas industry operations terms, practices, regulations, and needs and People's overall strategic objectives and policies.
  • Knowledge in rate tariffs and rate regulatory concepts essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; communicate effectively (clearly, concisely and professionally) with internal customers
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills essential.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal, communications (oral and written) and team lead as well as team player abilities.

Experience/ Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • Master's degree and/or CPA strongly preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of utility experience in progressively responsible positions in corporate accounting, regulatory accounting, and cost accounting.
  • Knowledge of SAP financial system or general ledger design strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated strength in accounting and attention-to-detail.strength in accounting and attention-to-detail.


    Working Conditions:
  • Perform sedentary work- exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • Working conditions may include travel to work sites of Essential Utilities and/or other constituents
  • Travel Requirements up to 10% and overnight travel may be expected in certain circumstances

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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