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Accounting Manager

Company: Alliant Energy
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

4754BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the review of accounting results, internal and external financial statements, reports, and analyses.
  • Responsible for reviewing of regulatory reports to be filed with state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for managing and providing necessary support for all rate activities, and continuous process improvement initiatives, and the company's strategic initiatives.
  • Responsible for ensuring all accounting activities are completed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Federal Electric Regulatory Committee (FERC) Uniform Systems of Accounts, and other prescribed rules and regulations.
  • Manages accounting research activities, with emphasis on current and developing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting rules, including preparing recommendations to address the developing issues. Attends periodic meetings of industry groups and/or technical conferences to maintain knowledge of significant SEC and FASB items as necessary.
  • Reviews accounting systems for optimal efficiencies in processing of financial data.
  • Oversees the integrity of the general ledger, including maintenance of the account structure, ensuring the proper review and approval of all journal vouchers and other source documents and the reconciliation of all utility account balances takes place. Responsible for ensuring compliance with our internal control over financial reporting framework.
  • Supports the operating business units in the processing of accounting information.
  • Acts as a champion for change including leading the team in developing creative solutions to simplify and streamline finance activities such as continuous reviews of systems and processes for optimal efficiencies in collecting, analyzing and reporting financial data.
  • Partners with key stakeholders to develop solutions for better financial or strategic outcomes that align with the companys overall strategic plan. Ensures measures are in place to identify, assess, respond and communicate risks and opportunities.
  • Partners with employees to aid in their development by providing timely feedback on their performance and identifying opportunities for growth. Managers should encourage the development and maintenance of cross-functional relationships within the company and empowering employees to make sound decisions.Supervision
    • Performs work under the general supervision of a Director.
    • Supervises the work of professional and non-exempt employees engaged in financial and accounting activities.Requisition ID:4754BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Cedar Rapids, IA, Madison, WISchedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy!What sets us apart?
      • Excellent pay and benefits
      • A commitment to career growth and development
      • A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond be bold.
      • The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communitiesAlliant Energy has a unique opportunity for an Accounting Manager in Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. We are looking for a strong leader that will inspire and develop their team to be their best while executing on a vision to build strong culture of continuous learning, growth and challenge. This role provides an excellent overview of both the Company and the utility industry and opens the doors to many other opportunities within Alliant Energy.In this role, you will be part of the Chief Accounting Officers organization and will lead a group of individuals responsible for the accounting of customer revenues, utility margins and other general utility accounting matters. You will provide guidance and lead the team in all aspects of the associated accounting including monthly accounting close, analysis, financial and regulatory reporting and solve accounting-related problems. Additionally, you will work with business partners to evaluate potential opportunities, provide perspective and develop solutions for the Company. You will have the opportunity to drive change and lead teams with implementing process improvements by utilizing robotic process automation, new system capabilities and other changes to drive efficiencies. Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.Job Category:Accounting/Finance/Audit Job Qualifications:Education Requirement
        • Bachelors degree with an emphasis in accounting or related area.Experience Requirements
          • 5 years of experience in an accounting, financial, or related function.
          • 3 years supervisory experience or equivalent. (Equivalent supervisory experiences may include project management, providing work direction, leadership experience through temporary assignments, roles in the community or external organizations, or other demonstrated leadership experience.)Preferred Certification
            • Active domestic Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designationOther Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements for All Levels
              • Demonstrated effective leadership skills.
              • Demonstrated financial skills such as budgeting and moderate to complex understanding of accounting.
              • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
              • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
              • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.*NOTE: All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at www.alliantenergy.com/careers. Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.Posting Title:Accounting Manager

Keywords: Alliant Energy, Cedar Rapids , Accounting Manager, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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