Accounting Specialist

Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.




This is an hourly position is preferred assigned to One Energy Plaza located in Jackson, MI.  The candidate must be within a daily commutable distance for the location or willing to relocate.


We are looking for:    Accounting Specialist


The Accounting Specialist works across multiple areas of accounting to ensure compliance with financial transaction recording standards (e.g., general ledger, cash payments/collections, tax transactions, etc.). They will control/reconciliation of accounts and records (balance sheet, P&L, bank accounts, etc.). This includes administrative/transactional accounting support work, such as ledger maintenance and data entry. The Accounting Specialist is responsible for performing various accounting controls, including key SOX controls. They will compile audit documentation and work with confidential information in a regulated utility industry.


The Accounting Specialist is responsible for working in Validation, vendor reconciliations, including Sworn Statements, working with external and internal teams to problem solve, and reconcile accounts.   They will provide back up for vendor payment processing, cash clearings and vendor payment reconciliations.   This position requires a high level of customer service while maintaining vendor records and reconciliations in accordance with SOX controls.


The knowledge and skills involved with this position include but are not limited to: 


  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office, SAP or similar ERP system, etc.). Ability and aptitude to learn and adapt to new computer tools and software
  • Proficient problem solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Able to organize and prioritize work tasks and meet deadlines
  • Able to be proactive and demonstrate ownership of tasks
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing


We encourage you to apply if you have:


  • Associates degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field with two (2) or more years of experience working with financial information, Invoicing, Accounts Receivables, Payment, and/or banking as well as experience analyzing and reconciling various types of accounts and working with large data sets using computer software
    • [OR] High School Diploma with six (6) of experience working with financial information, Invoicing, Accounts Receivables, Payment, and/or banking as well as experience analyzing and reconciling various types of accounts and working with large data sets using computer software

In this role, you will 


  • Performs daily reconciliation and / or SOX controls for related processes
  • Receives, analyzes, and resolves inquiries related to assigned processes in a timely manner
  • Performs / supports monthly G/L account reconciliation for assigned accounts
  • Participates in department operating reviews to report status, issues, and collaborate with teammates
  • Other non-essential duties as assigned or may be necessary

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, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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