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WGL - Technical Accounting and Policy Lead

Company: Knewin
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description **** Hybrid schedule 3 days in office required **** Performs research, evaluation and documentation of accounting issues, manages and coordinates the update of Finance and Accounting policies and procedures (P&Ps), updates and/or assists with the development of Technical Accounting P&Ps, manages the Finance Department's quarterly Change Control process , , and performs other special projects as needed. You Will:

  • Performs the research and evaluation of accounting issues, new business events, transactions, and contracts to assess their impact on the Company's financial statements, including documenting the accounting and reporting treatment, as needed.
  • Monitoring proposed and newly issued Accounting Standards. Performs impact assessment, implements, and documents the impact to the Company's financial statements, processes and procedures.
  • Work with the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure the Finance Department's compliance with the Company's Policy and Procedure program.
  • Manages the process to update P&Ps with the various P&P owners and develop and finalize required P&Ps, including updating develop and finalize required P&Ps, including updating of P&Ps associated with new accounting standards and other Technical Accounting P&Ps.
  • Review the P&Ps issued by the Company's parent company to identify differences to existing P&Ps and identify P&Ps requiring update.
  • Manage the Finance Department's Change Control program to identify and report change throughout the Company that may have an impact to the Company's financial statements, including training the Finance team members responsible to reporting the change.
  • Reviews the quarterly Change Control and Issue Summary report and ensure that all changes and accounting issues identified are appropriately documented by each department, in preparation for review with the Controller and discussion with the external auditors. Identifies accounting issues that require further documentation and accounting research
  • Manages the Controllers Learning Series, an internally developed finance and accounting training program.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives to improve processes or procedures that impact the Finance department.
  • Perform other special projects as directed by the Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and Reporting or AVP, Financial Reporting and Technical Accounting You Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in a business-related field required; accounting degree preferred.
    • 7+ years required or 4 years required with a Master's degree
    • CPA required
    • 4+ years of experience interpreting and assessing technical accounting issues required
    • Experience writing and implementing finance and accounting P&Ps preferred.
    • Experience with the development or implementation of internal controls preferred.
    • Experience accessing and manipulating data or information to create formal presentations.
    • Experience analyzing and interpreting data and identifying relevant issues in solving business problems, including evaluating multiple scenarios.
    • Demonstrated understanding of U.S. GAAP and accounting operations. Demonstrated ability to research, interpret and apply accounting guidelines pursuant to FASB, AICPA, IASB, the SEC or the FERC accounting and financial reporting requirements.
    • Experience in or knowledge of the regulated energy industry preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors and peers.
    • Demonstrated ability to present ideas logically and concisely to diverse audiences at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet numerous and competing internal and external deadlines, often under tight time constraints.
    • Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office, for data management, research, analysis, presenting business information and reporting purposes. The Company values diversity in its workforce and encourages United States military veterans and service members who meet the qualifications to apply Why work at AltaGas? AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company with a focus on owning and operating assets that provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. AltaGas assets include Washington Gas/WGL, SEMCO, and Petrogas. Our talented team, nearly 3,000 strong, leverages the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions - from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses to new markets around the world. We deliver clean and affordable natural gas to approximately 1.7 million customers' homes and businesses through regulated natural gas distribution utilities across four jurisdictions in the United States and two regulated natural gas storage utilities in the United States. Learn more about our team, vision, and strategy. To learn more about our mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvYAAg21IuU #LI-Hybrid WGL is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled For Canadian hires : AltaGas hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a person's ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For U.S. hires: U.S. affiliates of AltaGas are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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