Senior Accounting Supervisor
AGL Resources 39 reviews - Naperville, IL

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About AGL Resources

AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. As the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count, AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves more than one million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Nicor National, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region


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This position manages a professional staff of

three individuals.

This individual and individuals within their organization analyzes basic through complex transactions to support the development of GAAP compliant financial statements as well as support internal and external financial reporting, account analysis, generation and posting of more complex journal entries, accruals, balance sheet reconciliations, validation and verification, and adhoc analysis.

Additionally, position includes independent auditor interaction (preparation/review of PBC schedules and face/face communication).

Functional Expertise:
Manage a professional staff of 3

Oversees the recording of basic to complex transactions; determines and makes appropriate adjustments.

Oversees the performance of complex general ledger account reconciliations; analyzes and researches outstanding items/issues.

Manages and coordinates the generation of standard and non-standard reports; analyzes data; tests for reasonableness.

Participates and/or leads special projects.

Business Acumen:
Calculates, reviews, and analyzes financial information; analyzes variances; uses professional judgment and expertise to perform complex estimates and calculations.

Provides well-developed professional expertise and decision making abilities.

Monitors and analyes expenditures and balance sheet variances

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Independently and creatively solves problems.

Works with customers (internal and external) to resolve problems; answers questions and provides accounting guidance and recommendations.

Collaborates and builds effective relationships with stakeholders

Coordinates month-end close process

Driving Results:
Responsible for monitoring progress against goals/deliverables; holds self and other accountable for results

Follows organizational policies and procedures

Provides continuous process improvement suggestions and assists with implementations.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:
BA/BS degree in Accounting

Or equivalent academic education and experience

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Related Work Experience:
6 to 7 + years advanced accounting experience performing complex financial analysis and research

Or equivalent academic education and experience

Supervisory experience a plus

Public accounting experience a plus

Utility industry experience a plus

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Common ERP (e.g., PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) and reporting (e.g., TM1, Essbase, etc.) experience – intermediate proficiency

MS Word – intermediate proficiency

MS Excel – intermediate to advanced proficiency

Strong organizational and cross-functional coordination skills

Team player and with the ability to work independently

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Travel Requirements:
10 to 20% annually. The incumbent may be required to travel.

Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.

Work Environment:
The incumbent works in an office environment.

This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job.

The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

AGL Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

About this company
39 reviews
AGL Resources brings its resources to customers in seven states through its fleet of utilities. Its Nicor Gas unit has 2.2 million customers...