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Date: Mar 30, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

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Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy Inc. and Florida Power and Light are seeking an Internal Controls/SOX Accountant I at the corporate headquarters in Juno Beach. In this role you will report to the Manager of SOX Compliance and will ensure compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE), Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Partners (NEP). 


You will add value by taking the lead role in researching, analyzing and reporting on potential internal control issues affecting NEE, working with business partners to help them resolve internal control issues/concerns, making recommendations on how to strengthen internal controls, as well as taking the lead role in special projects, including automation oversight. You can expect to work with management, process owners and reviewers, system users, internal and external auditors. You will also perform SOX testing duties as needed to support annual SOX testing requirements and provide system administration duties to support the Internal Controls application, Wdesk.


 Duties and responsibilities of the role include:
• Maintains a good understanding of GAAP, SEC regulations, relevant company policies, practices and procedures
• Performs annual and periodic updates to the SOX scoping analyses
• Reviews annual SOX processes and recommends sub-process, controls and test plan changes
• Analyzes new processes or sub-processes to identify key controls, draft the sub-process or process narrative and develop test plans
• Identify controls for key Information Produced by the Entity (IPE) and robotics/automation processes
• Prepares annual SOX testing plan and schedule based on scoping
• Serves as the contact/liaison between the controls team and the testers to execute the annual plan
• Reviews management SOX testers' working papers and provides feedback as needed, and notify process owners and management of testing status and any unresolved testing requirements
• Follows-up on any identified SOX issues to ensure proper remediation, process changes, re-testing required, mitigating controls, etc.
• Maintains SOX deficiency log in Wdesk
• Maintains SOX testing status reports and follows-up with testers to ensure internal and external deadlines are met
• Drafts executive management SOX presentations
• Works on teams involved with redesigning or automating existing processes to ensure effective controls are implemented and duties are appropriately segregated
• Oversees the quarterly SOX certifications, ensure timely and accurate submissions, and develop reports of notable changes and self-reported issues for management and the external auditors
• Performs system administration duties in Wdesk - adds users, changes user roles, adds/changes/deletes SOX processes, control objectives, control activities, maintains narratives, sets up annual testing parameters in the system, deploys test plans, etc.
• Trains and assists new SOX process owners and SOX testers so they can effectively use the Wdesk application.


Preferred Skills

Recent public accounting experience. 


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Job Overview

Employees in this role assist in researching, analyzing and reporting on issues that affect the company, recommending possible solutions, and assisting with the follow-up activities to resolve them.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Prepares financial reports in a timely manner that are in compliance with GAAP and accurately reflect the financial status of the company
•   Assures accounting integrity of corporate financial data through the implementation of appropriate internal controls
•   Independently prepares schedules and journal entries
•   Keeps abreast of and applies GAAP, SEC regulations, and relative company policies, practices and procedures
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Accounting / Finance / Business
•  Experience: 3+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Master's - Business Administration
•  Master's - Accounting / Finance


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  No


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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