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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Fixed Asset Accountant in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Fixed Asset Accountant

Job Type: Finance/Accounting/Procurement

Pay Range $70,678 to $92,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 8/25/19

Senior Fixed Asset Accountant

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Senior Fixed Asset Accountant to join the Accounting Section of our Planning and Finance Division. As a Senior Fixed Asset Accountant, you will gain a strong understanding of Colorado Springs Utilities’ operations, processes, and business objectives. With that, you will put your expert accounting knowledge and skills to good use as you perform professional senior level fixed asset 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 accounting transactions, financial statements, processes, and controls are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and applicable policies and regulations.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • 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 to include capitalizations and retirements of fixed assets

  • Ensuring compliance and consistent application of the capital policy; applying appropriate principles, policies and practices; developing, preparing and documenting accounting policies and procedures

  • Leading the research and implementation of regulatory required accounting principle pronouncements 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

Why should you apply? As a Senior Fixed Asset Accountant 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. You will be part of a team that is forward thinking, customer focused, strives for the highest standards, fosters professional growth and thrives on challenges in an ever-changing environment.

What will it take to be successful? The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a closely related field, five or more years of experience in a relevant accounting, auditing or finance field. Candidate should have exemplary computer skills and experience with related software. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and fixed assets accounting experience in the utilities or energy industry is preferred.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

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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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Finance/Accounting/Procurement