Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Accountant in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Type: Finance & Accounting
Pay Range $88,500 to $97,000
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 11/8/22
***A hybrid telework schedule will be considered for this position; hybrid is defined as a pre-determined blend of working from home and in the office.
Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Senior Accountant to join the Accounting Section of our Planning and Finance Division. In this role, you will put your expert accounting knowledge and skills to good use as you perform professional senior-level accounting and reporting and a variety of complex analytical and research functions relating to the operations of Colorado Springs Utilities, certain joint ventures, and authorities. Additionally, you will ensure that accounting transactions, financial statements, processes, and controls are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and applicable policies and regulations. Your extensive skills and knowledge will be valued by your colleagues and customers as you perform complex accounting tasks that make a difference to Colorado Springs Utilities and our community.
How you’ll enjoy spending your day:
Preparing journal entries, analyzing, and adjusting ledger balances; preparing accounting and financial statements and reports
Analyzing financial and accounting information; recording and reconciling significant financial transactions
Ensuring compliance and consistent application of appropriate principles, policies, and practices; developing, preparing, and documenting accounting policies and procedures
Leading the research and implementation of required governmental accounting standards for the organization with minimal management oversight
Assisting in monthly accounting close and annual external audits including preparing the published financial statements and accompanying notes
Data gathering and interpretation, research, summarization of findings, and tracking records/results
Recommending changes/improvements based upon analysis and developing processes to increase efficiency or reduce cost
Answering complex inquiries from other staff members, employees, the public, departmental personnel, and various groups and organizations
Leading projects and promoting teamwork
Anticipating customer needs and producing quality, accurate, prompt, and reliable results reported in a clear and concise manner verbally and in writing
Who you are:
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a closely related field, and five or more years of experience in a relevant accounting, auditing, or finance field
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred
Forward-thinking, customer-focused, strives for the highest standards, fosters professional growth, and thrives on challenges in an ever-changing environment
We are also interested in accounting experience in the utilities or energy industry, as well as fixed assets, grants, derivatives/hedging, so please be sure to highlight this experience on your resume/application.
The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 42A, 42B, 36B 65FX, 65F4, 65F3, 65F2, 65F2 6410, 6413, 6415, 6417, DK, PS 3401, 3402, 3404, 3406, 3408, 3432, 3451, 9644
Who We Are...
One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)
A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)
Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
Our Commitment to our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are essential – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $5.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Finance & Accounting