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Mgr Plant & Regulatory Accounting

Location: 

Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options: 

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

Position Summary:
Manage the Plant and Regulatory Accounting functions, leading process improvements to optimize the information and service provided by these functions throughout the business. Drive improved financial results at the Company through enhanced capital efficiency and rate case outcomes.  

Principal Accountabilities:
(33) %  Monthly Close and Related:
•    Lead and provide oversight of the monthly close process
•    Review variance explanations, financial statements and related presentations for accuracy and appropriateness of plant and regulatory-related items.
•    Lead meetings with legal, rates, capital planning, and other groups (as necessary) to understand developments in these areas which impact the recording of plant, regulatory and related accounts.
•    Analytically review regulatory-basis financial statements, actively investigating unusual variances and correcting any errors identified within mapping of accounts.
•    Oversee completion of the relevant SOX controls.

(33) %  Rate Case and Regulatory Filings:
•    Take a lead role in directing the rate case activities of the accounting department, participating with the Asst. Controller and the Rates and Legal departments to develop schedules and topics for inclusion in the rate case.  Plan and direct the department’s efforts to achieve an optimal result from the base rate case process.
•    Own the regulatory basis financial statements including the related mappings and processes in SAP.
•    Review regulatory filings prepared by staff for accuracy and completeness (including, but not limited to, FERC Form 1 and PUC Annual report).
•    Review filings prepared by other departments (including QROR, DSIC filings, etc.), with particular emphasis on the portions prepared by regulatory and/or plant accounting.

(33) %  Process Improvements and People Management: 
•    Directly supervise the Plant Accounting Supervisor and Regulatory Accountant II
•    Provide feedback and leadership for their personal development and growth as subject matter experts
•    Build and maintain a highly effective team
•    Facilitate process improvements within the plant and regulatory accounting areas, working with IT resources, related groups and with departmental staff to regularly introduce improvements to processes which impact both accounting and field personnel
•    Prepare analysis for Sr. Management as requested, providing insight into plant accounting and regulatory related items

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 6+ years of accounting experience, with understanding of GAAP and SOX compliance.  Preference for utility experience and understanding of utility ratemaking.
  • Self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced corporate environment. 
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.  Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to comfortably communicate with and build relationships with Executives.
  • Demonstrated experience in proactively leading, managing, motivating and coaching a team of accounting professionals.


Education:    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. MBA preferred.

Length of Experience:    Minimum 6 years experience.

Certifications:    CPA Preferred.

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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