Accountant I-Lead – External Reporting – Tucson, AZ

Accountant I-Lead – External Reporting

UNS Energy Corporation

Tucson, AZ



Job Description - Accountant I-Lead – External Reporting

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of External Reporting Accountant I, II, Senior or Lead.  This position is in the External Reporting department and their primary function is to maintain accounting records in accordance with applicable requirements and to prepare financial statements in a complex environment.  In addition to the External Reporting function, this position may support, as needed, the Controller's Area, which is comprised of Financial Accounting, External Reporting, Accounting Systems, Plant Accounting, Energy Settlements, and Tax.  The position requires flexibility in adapting to new environments and job assignments and the ability to quickly learn new processes. This position is eligible for Hybrid Work arrangements provided that the employee is located within Arizona or New Mexico. 

Position-Related Responsibilities

Accountant I-Lead

Maintain the accounting records and prepare financial statements in a very complex accounting environment:

  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly journal entries for accuracy, compliance with applicable accounting and regulatory requirements, etc.  Analyzes the effects of transactions on various account relationships related to financial statements.
  • Prepares and/or reviews account reconciliations.
  • Prepares and/or reviews multi-level consolidating financial statements (income statement, indirect cash flow statement, and balance sheet), ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) guidelines, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements.
  • Participates in the preparation and review of monthly reports/analyses to Management, which includes graphs, charts and written analyses explaining financial statement fluctuations.
  • Researches, recommends accounting treatment, and implements solutions on new or proposed transactions.
  • Monitors activity of regulatory rule-making bodies such as FASB, SEC, FERC, etc. to identify new requirements. Ensures timely notification to Accounting Dept., upper management, and implements procedures to comply with new requirements. 
  • Develops and documents new accounting procedures and modifications to existing procedures to enhance efficiency/effectiveness and maintain internal controls.
  • Provides customer service to other departments and management by advising on accounting matters and providing financial data and analysis to assist in business decisions and analysis of operating results. May include presentation of accounting concepts or operating results.
  • Uses Oracle Financials accounting and query tools, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint to develop reports and supporting accounting schedules, as necessary to aid in financial statement analysis and decision making.
  • Assists in the preparation of various regulatory compliance reports, including FERC Form 1, ACC reports, SEC reports (Form 10-Q and Form 10-K-financial statements and related notes), etc.  Ensures compliance with regulatory reporting requirements and timely completion.
  • Provides services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Special Projects:

  • Completes/Reviews responses to regulatory data requests (i.e. FERC and ACC) and prepares and/or reviews rate case adjustments assigned to the External Reporting area.  Assists in identifying rate case adjustments and regulatory issues.
  • Performs additional assignments as requested such as due diligence work, systems testing, etc.
  • Participates and/or leads special projects requiring accounting and financial analysis skills.

Training and Supervision:

  • Designs training materials and provides training to others in a group setting or on an individual basis.
  • Supervises and assigns responsibility to other accountants to enhance their professional development and provide them on-the-job training on technical issues.
  • Provides timely performance feedback to employees and helps to create development plans.
  • Assigns, directs and reviews the work of assigned accountants and/or other employees on projects.


UNS Energy Corporation

88 E. Broadway


Arizona United States

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