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Principal Accountant

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Date: Oct 21, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC is looking for a Principal Accountant reporting to our Senior Manager Accounting MTM, Reporting and Forecasting. 

In this role you will:

  • Support the P&L and cash flow reporting and forecasting process for the unregulated trading and marketing group
  • Prepare financial reports that are in compliance with GAAP and adjusted earnings policies, in a timely manner, that accurately reflect the financial position, operating results and cash flows of NEE’s trading & marketing activities
  • Maintain SOX Compliance by ensuring financial data integrity, monitoring and maintaining a strong control environment
  • Provide accounting support, financial planning and analysis to the respective trading and marketing business units
  • Support the mark to market (MTM) accounting for the energy trading accounting function, and related reporting for the regulated and unregulated trading and marketing groups
  • Provide support to management on the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow impact of various trading strategies and transactions


Specific Responsibilities

  1. Accounting and Financial Reporting
    1. Daily and monthly reporting of trading results including variance analysis on any trader P&L discrepancies
    2. Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
    3. Create and maintain Phoenix Accounting Master Reference Data, including Legal Entities, Portfolios, Profit Centers and Charge Types
    4. Responsible for accurate and timely preparation of company derivative and fair value financial statement footnote disclosures


  1. Business Unit Financial Planning & Analysis Support
    1. Input monthly P&L forecast for trading business units based on analysis provided to and discussions with Senior Director and Senior Manager
    2. Prepare and submit forecasted balance sheet and cash flows for unregulated trading and marketing business unit
    3. Prepare monthly Trading P&L and review results with trade floor personnel and Executive leadership
    4. Prepare monthly budget vs. actual and variance explanations:
    5. Provide Accounting and Financial support for all Operational questions, as needed


  1. SOX compliance
    1. Identify and report any compliance issues and maintain data integrity
    2. Lead, monitor and support audit requests timely and accurately

Ideal Candidate will have

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Proficient in SAP, Phoenix and Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI)
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge, with proven analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in order to effectively communicate guidance and recommendations to management
  • Process improvement mindset
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Expertise in Energy Trading Accounting

Job Overview

Employees in this role develop accounting policy through analysis of GAAP and business practices. Ensures accounting treatment is practical, cost-beneficial and accurately portrays the economic substance of business transactions.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

•   Analyzes proposed transactions for structure and proper accounting treatment under authoritative accounting literature
•   Reviews changes in technical accounting literature, develops positions and present to management
•   Maintains awareness of accounting issues being considered by regulatory bodies and advises management of important matters
•   Ensures consistent application of accounting policies
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Accounting / Finance / Business
•  Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

•  Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
•  Master's - Business Administration
•  Master's - Accounting / Finance
•  Certified Management Accountant (CMA)


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Finance, Accounting & Business Analytics
Organization:  NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC 
Location:  Juno Beach, Florida 
Other Work Locations:  Florida 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


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.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 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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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami