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Manager Risks & Controls-Natural Gas


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Partial Work From Home

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Job Summary

Responsible for the proper design and operation of the financial controls at UGI Utilities & UGI Energy Services, including the Sarbanes Oxley program.  This position will become a business expert with a deep understanding of the business risks and ensure the correct controls are in place and operating effectively to reduce the risks.  This position will evaluate the controls framework across the Natural Gas business with an eye toward standardization and efficiency, leading to an overall reduction in number of SOX controls (while still mitigating the risks).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and operation of the financial controls at UGI Utilities and UGI Energy Services, including the Sarbanes Oxley program.  Serve as the main point of contact for both UGI Corporation and the external auditors related to SOX program management.  
  • Manage the overall external audit process.  Serve as the main point of contact for the External Auditors.  
  • Meet with control owners to review and create / update flowcharts for processes, with an emphasis on identifying controls.  Evaluate the risks within processes and make suggestions for mitigating risks more appropriately and/or more efficiently.
  • Oversee the cash remittance and office services functions. 
  • Oversee/review analysis and documentation related to various topics such as goodwill, out of period analysis, and pension assumptions. 
  • Other special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 6+ years of accounting experience, with understanding of GAAP and SOX compliance.  Preference for utility experience and understanding of utility ratemaking.  CPA Required.
  • Self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing workload and prioritizing tasks in order to meet deadlines in a fast-paced corporate environment. 
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to comfortably communicate with and build relationships with Executives.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with experience in contract evaluation and SOX program design and operation.
  • Public accounting experience preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience.
  • CPA Required.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.


Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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