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Sr Supervisor Plant Accounting


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options:  Work From Home Temporarily (COVID)

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

Lead the Plant Accounting function, including process and people development.  Lead the team that tracks, controls and accounts for plant capital expenditures, depreciation, transfers and retirements for the purpose of providing management and regulatory agencies with reliable Utility Plant data.  Work with stakeholders throughout the business to design processes that accurately and efficiently capture plant accounting transactions.  Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise the accurate and timely processing of capital work orders, including assisting project managers with the determination of capital vs. expense classification.
  • Plan and supervise the preparation and approval of various capital budget, depreciation, financial, statistical, and regulatory reports, used for management and regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers to develop processes to efficiently and accurately record the completion of projects within plant records.
  • Direct the audit response for the Plant Accounting Dept. to meet the needs of various internal and external auditors.  Monitor, support and perform or supervise necessary tasks to ensure compliance with SOX controls related to the plant accounting process.  Work with SOX team and auditors to keep control language and process flows up to date.
  • Take responsibility for month-end close processes, including the review of journal entries, direction of the Power Plan sub-ledger close process, and completion of reporting for the month-end close process.  Also responsible for review of balance sheet variance analysis associated with plant-related accounts. 
  • Serve as the subject matter expert working with system design team to continuously improve the plant accounting process and system functions.
  • Supervise, train and develop plant accounting team members.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to lead and direct a team of varying skill levels.
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to work with individuals at various levels and with various backgrounds throughout the organization.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to evaluate and redesign processes.
  • Knowledgeable in or willingness to learn new systems and assist with planning, evaluation and implementing system enhancements.
  • Team orientation, focusing on the big picture, but willing to drill down into details as necessary.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • 4-10 years of experience, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • 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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