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Accountant

Company: American Water
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.
Primary Role
Entry - Level Staff Accountant responsible for the compilation and analysis of accounting/financial information for the Plant Accounting Department for American Water subsidiaries as assigned, and the maintenance of complete and accurate subsidiary general ledgers.
Key Accountabilities
Provide support for Plant Accounting Department
Prepares journal entries and assists in analyzing financial results and variances, ensuring completeness and accuracy of the subsidiary general ledgers.
Prepares account reconciliations, including the timely investigation and resolution of discrepancies and reconciling items.
Provides reporting support, information and analysis to assist in consolidation and the External Reporting team's fulfillment of the Company's quarterly and annual SEC reporting requirements.
Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual subsidiary financial statements and state commission reporting requirements, ensuring compliance with US GAAP, state-specific utility regulation, internal controls and Company policies and practices.
Assists the Rates Support team in fulfilling rate case requests and analyses for filings and/or other reporting requirement reports.
Interfaces/liaises with the following teams: State Capital, State Rates, State Finance, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Budgeting and Internal Reporting.
Assists with special projects and initiatives to optimize the effectiveness of existing business applications, technologies and systems and to build efficiencies/improvements into current business processes.

Knowledge/Skills
Knowledge of fundamental accounting/analytical concepts and financial analysis.
Knowledge of the utility industry and regulatory accounting a plus.
Prior experience working with SAP, PowerPlan, Hyperion, Blackline, SharePoint a plus.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); knowledge of advanced Microsoft Excel functionalities (i.e. pivot and look-up tables, etc.) a plus.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Excellent analytical, systemic and problem solving skills, including the ability to work in teams or effectively work independently.
Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing, team building and decision making.

Experience/Education
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
1-2 years' experience preferred.

Work Environment

Modern day professional office environment

Minimum 3 days in office, 2 days remote

Competencies Champions safety Collaborates Cultivates innovation Customer obsessed Drives Results Nimble learning

Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing ---

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Camden , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Camden, New Jersey

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