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Assistant Controller

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Date: Jan 27, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

Provides support to the FPL Vice President, Accounting and Controller, through reliance on underlying accounting Center of Excellence (COE), that the FPL financial statements satisfy all requirements on both a GAAP and regulatory basis.  Partners with the operational and support business units to ensure that the tactical and strategic initiatives are realized through optimizing regulatory accounting and ratemaking.  Serve as an expert witness in proceedings before state and federal regulators representing FPL on accounting and ratemaking matters.   


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the oversight of all FPL accounting in accordance with GAAP, FPSC and FERC standards and rules.
  • Sign off on balance sheet, income statement and cash flow for FPL produced monthly by accounting transactional teams.
  • Review/edit FPL’s portion of the SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K.
  • Review/edit FPL’s FERC Forms 1 and 3-Q.
  • Prepare detailed financial statement analytics and present information to NextEra Energy’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.
  • Provides accounting support, working directly with the COE, for commercial and financial optimization strategies related specifically to FPL.  Work with technical accounting COE to appropriately document accounting conclusions.
  • Serves as an expert accounting witness, including as a backup to the FPL Controller before the FERC and FPSC to advocate the Company’s accounting and ratemaking results and develops strong ongoing professional relationships with key wholesale customers rate consultants and regulatory accounting staff.
  • Work directly with COEs on implementation of new accounting standards and summarize impacts on both GAAP and regulatory financial statements.
  • Review any accounting policy changes proposed by the COE and summarize impact on FPL’s GAAP and regulatory financial statements
  • Work with accounting COE on any system or internal controls changes that are being proposed to understand implications to FPL
  • Provide accounting support to FPL’s forecasting and budgeting teams
  • Serve in a lead role for any strategic commercial or regulatory initiatives related to FPL and communicate results to senior management
  • Review and summarize accounting and control impacts for non-standard transactions with consultation from technical accounting COE.
  • Coordinate annual audit with external accountants, working closely with accounting COE.


Key Experience Preferences:

  • Experience testifying in support of financial ratemaking for state and federal regulatory bodies preferred
  • Strong GAAP and FERC accounting skills
  • Financial, budgeting and reporting ERP systems user experience preferred
  • CPA license or equivalent required
  • Public Accounting Experience


  Other Preferred Attributes:

  • Strong, determined leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated success in both leading accounting teams across large organizations and working effectively in matrixed organizations
  • Ability to marshal resources without direct responsibility demonstrated
  • Technically strong, with proven analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Superior analytical skills applying multi discipline approaches including finance and accounting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Polished presentation skills.



Job Overview

This position is responsible for tactical planning, guidance and management of an enterprise-wide corporate accounting function or discipline for all NextEra Energy legal entities. Employees in this job ensure that each entity across the organization is provided strong consultative support related to their function or discipline as necessary to enable them to achieve their goals and objectives.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews, evaluates, and interprets current and proposed GAAP policies
  • Ensures financial statements are prepared within guidelines and in compliance with GAAP to reflect the financial position of the Company
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Accounting / Finance
  • Experience: 12+ years
  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


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.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


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.


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