Accountant II (May fill at a higher level)
Alliant Energy 40 reviews - United States

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Position Detail

Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for an Accountant II to work at our corporate office in Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. We are a publicly traded energy holding company with over 4,000 employees. Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all our employees and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

In this challenging role you will perform moderately complex and/or non┬┐routine accounting work requiring knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); prepares financial and statistical reports including Financial statements and notes for regulatory agencies, management and others; aids in drafting financial statements and footnotes of moderate scope and complexity for external and internal reports.

This position may be filled at a higher level.

Supervision Received: Performs work under the direct supervision of a Team Lead or Manager.

Supervision Given: None

Job Accountabilities:
Using established guidelines with some ingenuity required, develops accounting schedules, analyzes account balances and analyzes and maintains accounting records in accordance with company procedures.

Under regular guidance, analyzes and reviews variances in financial results from budget and prior periods.

Maintains the general ledger and prepares financial statements and related reports/analyses and other accounting related duties of the parent company, utility companies, SERVCO and nonregulated businesses.

Analyzes possible solutions and assesses each using standard practices and procedures when preparing source input, parameter tables, and other details of the financial accounting system, financial reports and other accounting related reports.

Interprets policy and uses independent judgment when making recommendations for accounting adjustments, procedural changes and compliance with company procedures and various federal, state and local regulations in all areas.

Responds to requests from regulatory bodies for accounting information and provides financial information to support regulatory and other audits.

Researches and implements regulatory accounting requirements.

Keeps fully informed of current developments in the accounting field, industry, regulations and company procedures as they apply to assigned work areas.

All other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Education or experience equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university, with emphasis in business, accounting, or related field; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred.

A minimum of three years technical and/or professional experience in accounting.

Working knowledge of accounting principles, theories, practices, and procedures of the utility industry.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e┬┐mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management) preferred.

Ability to work in a diverse work environment.

A core corporate value of Alliant Energy is to be a responsible corporate citizen, caring for the environment and the communities where we do business and encouraging diversity in our employee and supplier ranks. We recognize, respect and appreciate the valuable and different perspectives that each of us bring to the work environment, our company and our customers. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Disclaimer: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

About this company
40 reviews
Alliant Energy is reliant on its business model of delivering regulated and non regulated electric and natural gas services to homes,...