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Duke Energy Senior Accounting Analyst (Securitization) in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Duke Energy Carolinas Accounting & Reporting, part of the Controller’s Department, provides accounting, financial analysis, and reporting support for Duke Energy. This Senior Accounting Analyst role is responsible for certain internal and external accounting and reporting tasks specific to securitizations in the Carolinas registrants. This position will be assigned specific tasks during each reporting cycle in support of Duke Energy Carolinas’ storm securitization in North Carolina, the Duke Energy Carolinas’ accounts receivable securitization, and leading the Duke Energy Carolinas FERC and NCUC filing processes. The position interfaces with business representatives at all levels, at different jurisdictions/registrants, and in different departments/function.

This is the fourth level of the financial analysis classification hierarchy. Employees at this level work independently and receive minimal guidance. Incumbents are required to have in-depth knowledge and experience and work to solve complex problems. Incumbents also act as a resource for less experience employees.

This role is responsible for accounting, financial analysis, and reporting support for the Controller's Department. The analyst will work closely with more senior managers and their staff on various accounting activities including monthly journal entry preparation, account reconciliations and analysis, and financial statement variance analysis. Perform analysis and research ad-hoc requests, develop reporting, and effectively present results for management review and decision making.

Responsibilities

The Senior Accounting Analyst works closely with teammates and managers within Finance, Rates & Regulatory, and Treasury on a monthly basis. Tasks include: preparation of monthly journal entries supporting storm and A/R securitization, preparation of various reports including a servicer’s certificate, annual accountant’s report, various bank specific reports/financial statements, ad-hoc data requests from regulatory bodies including the NCUC and FERC, processing payables, supporting regulatory filings with the NCUC, preparation and review of associated footnote disclosures (Form 10Q/K), and preparation of quarterly earnings release financial information. This position will work to ensure that GAAP and FERC reporting requirements are met. This position also works with internal and external auditors, providing necessary information and answering questions. This position will handle moderately complex reporting issues, and there may be occasional research and documentation of significant accounting issues/conclusions. Therefore, strong analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment are essential.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting/Finance or related discipline

  • Six (6) plus years of increasingly diverse or complex experience in related field in addition to degree

  • Possesses and applies fundamental accounting and finance concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Experience with financial applications (i.e., PeopleSoft, HFM, PowerPlan, etc.) and query tool (WebI)

  • Experience using Microsoft products such as Excel, Word and Power Point

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA or working toward CPA

  • Advanced degree, preferably in Accounting

  • Eight (8) years or more of professional work related experience

  • Previous experience in utility or regulatory accounting environment

  • Effective written and oral communication and collaboration skills

  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills, including data analytics

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform at the experienced analyst level, including ability to work independently, manage competing priorities, and adhere to strict deadlines and schedules

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and foster good relationships with teammates and business partners

  • Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to efficiently multi-task within tight deadlines

  • Experience with FERC form preparation and filings and other regulatory filings

  • Experience with the accounting and regulatory mechanisms of securitizations

  • Experience with financial systems: Wdesk, HFM, SmartView, PeopleSoft, CAPS Online, and advanced Microsoft Office product skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Public accounting or auditing experience

Working Conditions

  • Flexible work arrangement allowing work to be effectively performed from a remote location or on-site

  • Some overtime is likely to occur but intended to be infrequent and align with peak workloads on the quarters and during the year-end close process

Travel Requirements

Not required

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, May 15, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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