Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Analyst

Date: Sep 11, 2023

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 a hyrbid (onsite/virtual) position assigned to our headquarters on One Energy Plaza located in Jackson, MI.  The selected candidate must be within a commutable distance or willing to relocate (relocation package is available for those that qualify).


We are looking for:   Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Analyst


The Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Analyst prepares research, assists in providing guidance on complex accounting matters, and collaborates with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate treatment of transactions. Monitor for new and changing accounting standards and evaluate their impact on our financial reporting. Prepare financial statements and related disclosures in accordance with regulatory guidelines and organizational policies. Ensure the integrity and accuracy of reported financial information.


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


  • Proficient with financial reporting software and accounting research tools
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of software products, Adobe applications, and other general application software
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles and experience applying them to complex transactions


We encourage you to apply if you have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related discipline with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the Finance, Economics, or Accounting related field
    • [OR] Associate degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related discipline with a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in the Finance, Economics, or Accounting related field
    • [OR] High School Diploma with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in the Finance, Economics, or Accounting related field


In this role, you will be responsible for:  


  • Research technical accounting issues and documents in a variety of forms (ranging from emails to formal accounting position papers)
  • Provides accounting consultation and advice to cross-functional internal partners in support of strategic business and developing transactions
  • Coordinates and prepares sections of the quarterly and annual SEC filings, including writing disclosures and obtaining, analyzing, and documenting support for financial data being disclosed
  • Monitors and implements new and emerging accounting standards, working with other departments as needed
  • Evaluate contracts executed by company for accounting issues and documents conclusions
  • Prepares subject matter specific reporting documents to meet compliance and/or control needs of business stakeholders (i.e. debt compliance certificates, debt covenant calculations, dividend calculations, legal reports, and other government reports)
  • 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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