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SR PLANT ACCOUNTANT

Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: DEARBORN, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business.  We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers. To learn more about CMS Enterprises business, please visit https://www.cms-enterprises.com/about.   

 

Summary
Oversees provision of general/sub ledgers, records, and financial reports, the preparation and analysis of different accounts, and the performance of general accounting functions. Manages regulatory accounting compliance by conducting research; reviewing data and preparing regulatory reports. Supports regulatory cases by analyzing and providing information. Identifies and resolves variances between the company's system of record and subledger. Analyzes expeditures to validate appropriateness of charges. Works closely with other teams, including: Shared Service, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Operations, Rates, Internal Controls external auditors and regulatory staff.

 

Duties and Responsibilites

  • Reviews general ledger (G/L) to ensure all activity is properly recorded and general account analysis and reconciliations. 
  • Reviews accounts for proper set up and analyzes expenditures to validate the appropriateness of charging.
  • Performs the  processing of month end close to ensure accurate financial records and timely preparation of the financial statements.
  • Processes transactions to manage the lease process, overhead allocations and other accounting transactions.
  • Performs account reconciliations and Balance Sheet variance analysis for assigned accounts; contributes to the financial reporting process through preparation of schedules supporting disclosures.
  • Assists in the preparation of financial reports such as financial statements and regulatory reports.
  • Records monthly and non-recurring general ledger entries.
  • Prepares adhoc reporting as needed to support research, studies, surveys and other adhoc request
  • Maintains and Tests internal controls
  • Supports regulatory filings

 

Requirements / Education Requirement

  • 4 year of experience in Accounting, Business or related fields.
  • Bachelors Degree in Account, Business Adminstration or related discipline

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master Degree with Account Specialization preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) upon hire.

Why should you join our team?

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


Nearest Major Market: Dearborn
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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