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Sr Accountant

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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408 Plantation, FL, US, 33317 Miami, FL, US, 33134

Company: NextEra Energy

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Position Specific Description

The Senior Accountant – Regulatory Accounting will report to Sr. Manager, Regulatory Accounting.  This role is responsible for understanding and applying Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rules, practices, and regulatory principles in determining appropriate regulatory treatment and accounting for FPL’s cost recovery clauses.  This individual will be charged with making monthly accounting entries, preparing monthly variance reports, providing support during regulatory cost recovery clause proceedings, and direct interaction with FPSC auditors on clause audits.

 

  • Responsible for understanding and accurately applying Florida Public Service Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission specific rules and regulatory principles in determining proper regulatory treatment of FPL’s cost recovery clauses.
  • Interact with various departments within FPL to ensure amounts recorded in the cost recovery clauses are accurately and appropriately reported.
  • Provide guidance to other departments within FPL to assist them in making decisions that support proper cost recovery clause accounting and reporting.
  • Responsible for the monthly preparation of journal entries related to over/under calculations of FPL’s retail cost recovery clauses and wholesale fuel adjustment clauses.
  • Responsible for monthly preparation of cost recovery clause variance reporting.
  • Preparation of over/under cost recovery schedules to be included in annual cost recovery clause filings with the FPSC.
  • Responsible for direct communication with FPSC Staff auditors.
  • Responsible for coordination and/or preparation of FPSC Staff cost recovery clause audit requests.
  • Responsible for coordination and/or preparation of responses to discovery posed by the FPSC and parties that have been granted intervention to cost recovery clause proceedings.
  • Maintain monthly and year-end close and financial reporting checklists to ensure accurate, timely completion of all close and filing related activities.
  • Prepare Account Reconciliations for Clause accounts before month end.
  • Interface with Deloitte and Internal Auditors on all monthly clause true-up calculations, journal entry or reconciliation related issues.
  • Recommend appropriate accounting for various transactions in accordance with GAAP, FERC and FPSC guidelines.
  • Ensure proper treatment of recoverable costs throughout the financial reporting process.
  • Assist in docket related activities on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain and update all cost recovery accounting control procedures and SOX to ensure compliance

CPA certificate preferred

Public Utility experience is highly desirable

Proficient in Microsoft Excel

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Proficient process/project management skills

Strong organizational skills

Ability to collaborate effectively with business unit personnel to resolve outstanding issues as it relates to cost recovery clause accounting

Job Overview

Employees in this job take the lead role in special projects, including researching, analyzing and reporting on issues that affect the company, making recommendations for solutions, and following through to resolution.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Prepares financial reports that are in compliance with GAAP, in a timely manner, to accurately reflect the financial status of the company
•   Maintains a good understanding of, and applies, GAAP, SEC regulations, and relative company policies, practices and procedures
•   Assures accounting integrity of corporate financial data through the implementation of appropriate internal controls
•   Prepares schedules and journal entries
•   Provides guidance and direction to other team members
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's - Accounting / Finance / Business
•  Experience: 5+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
•  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 
Relocation Provided:  No

 

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 recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, 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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