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Principal Accountant

Date: Sep 11, 2022

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

Company: NextEra Energy

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Position Specific Description


The Principal Accountant – FPL Accounting reports to FPL Assistant Controller. The principal accountant’s key responsibilities will include project management support as well as preparing and analyzing internal and external financial reports and schedules in compliance with GAAP and regulatory (FERC and FPSC) accounting requirements. This includes the performance of independent research and analytical activities as specified by senior management.  The ideal candidate will have familiarity with GAAP and SEC regulations and an ability to build productive working relationships across the organization in a positive and collaborative manner.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reports, including but not limited to:
    • FPL Earnings Summary
    • FPL GAAP to Regulatory comparative analysis
    • FPL balance sheet and income statement quarterly variance analysis
  • Ensure the overall accounting accuracy of FPL and subsidiaries special projects and act as FPL Controllership liaison for accounting implementations
  • Support for the quarterly investor presentation earnings release and quarterly external reporting filings
  • Project management for FPL and subsidiaries transactional and/or regulatory initiatives including rate cases
  • Provide oversight and accounting support for FPL subsidiaries to help ensure accuracy of financial information.


Miscellaneous Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct reporting and/or accounting research projects as assigned
  2. Maintains good understanding of, and applies, GAAP, FERC, SEC Regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley, and related company policies, practices and procedures.
  3. Presentation of accounting areas/issues to concisely and clearly articulate to senior management
  4. Identifying and recommending changes to processes to enhance the accuracy of accounting data and/or efficiency of the department.
  5. Project management skills inclusive of setting timelines/project plan, establishing assignments/priorities, and delivering according to project plan.
  6. Responsible for SOX compliance, including design and effectiveness of the assigned SOX processes.
  7. Support review of Earnings Surveillance Reports for FPL and FCG.

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: 6+ 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:  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.


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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