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Manager - Technical Accounting


King Of Prussia, PA, US

Company:  UGI Corporation

Manager - Technical Accounting

Power up your career in the dynamic energy industry! UGI Corporation is an international energy distribution and services company that provides superior service in delivering a range of energy products. By operating as a best-in-class service provider, offering a great place to work, serving our communities and delivering value to investors, we aim to positively impact the lives of our shareholders, employees, customers and communities.
UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) is a holding company that distributes and markets energy products and services through our subsidiaries and the company’s common stock is a balanced growth and income investment. UGI Corporation has paid common dividends for more than 134 consecutive years.
In addition to a challenging career and competitive compensation, our employees enjoy:

Generous and Family-friendly Health & Welfare Benefits Including:


•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision
•    Optional Health Savings Account
•    Optional Dependent Care Savings Account
•    Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
•    Prescription Coverage
•    Health Advocate
•    Life Insurance
•    Disability Insurance 
•    Work from home policy
•    Employee Assistance Program


Additional Benefits Include:


•    401K with a generous company match
•    Tuition Reimbursement
•    Assistance with Professional Credentialing
•    Adoption Assistance
•    Pet Insurance 
•    Referral Bonuses
•    Onsite Deli 
•    Employee Discount Programs



Working in conjunction and in collaboration with Senior Manager of Technical Accounting, the incumbent leads planning, coordinating, researching and summarizing of technical accounting research and the implementation and application of new accounting standards. Provide technical accounting support and expertise to UGI business units for complex accounting areas including share-based compensation accounting, lease accounting, business combinations, derivatives, divestitures, goodwill, segment determination and other long-lived asset impairment evaluations. Coordinate external audit/review efforts related to technical accounting matters including the various GAAP checklists and compilation/review of the overall analytical review (“OAR”).  The incumbent also develops UGI’s corporate-wide accounting policies and disseminates the accounting policies to all stakeholders within the UGI entities and oversees UGI’s share-based compensation accounting and reporting. This position reports to the Senior Director – Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting, and shall also work closely with other departments within the UGI Corporate headquarters accounting groups and accounting leads at all of UGI’s business units.


This role shall also provide technical accounting expertise to UGI’s compliance and reporting group regarding required disclosures for new accounting standards. The role will interface with cross-functional teams (including Treasury, Tax, FP&A, Investor Relations, Legal representatives). This position’s responsibilities include:


  • Acting as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on complex accounting topics;
  • Researching, advising and documenting technical accounting and reporting matters (GAAP and SEC), including coordinating conclusions and     research with external auditors;
  • Monitoring emerging accounting literature and preparing summaries and briefings for senior management;
  • Assisting in the preparation and the presentation of educational materials to worldwide accounting and finance functions;
  • Working with domestic and international accountants to provide technical accounting support for unusual or complex transactions;
  • Monitoring the application of UGI’s accounting policies across all business units
  • Developing and updating UGI’s accounting policies, as necessary; and
  • Overseeing and coordinating the calculation of share-based compensation amounts for UGI and its consolidated subsidiaries, and creating  related quarterly and annual disclosures support for share-based compensation using third-party software and the work of third-party    consultants.



Job Responsibilities:


  • Plan, Oversee and Participate in Accounting Research. Perform research through the use of research tools provided by third-party vendors. Communicate the potential impacts to business unit and corporate senior management, and also external auditors. Plan and coordinate the provision of technical accounting expertise to UGI business units for complex or unusual accounting transactions.  Assist in evaluation and implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Business Unit Accounting Transaction Support.  Work directly with domestic and international accountants to provide technical accounting support for unusual or complex transactions, as required.
  • Share-Based Compensation Accounting and Reporting. Oversee and coordinate the calculation of share-based compensation amounts for UGI and its consolidated subsidiaries; prepare share-based compensation budget information to support financial planning; oversee quarterly and annual disclosures support for share-based compensation using third-party software and the work of third-party consultants.
  • Lease Accounting Software Oversight
  • Technical Accounting Education and Development. Oversee, plan and participate in the development of educational materials and its presentation to communicate changes in accounting to all business units.
  • Corporate Accounting Policies Development. Develop, monitor and update UGI’s Corporate-wide accounting policies and disseminate them to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Support External Reporting Team. Provide assistance, when required, to the Technical Accounting compliance and reporting team with respect to certain elements in the quarterly and annual financial statements provided to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or other external stakeholders.


Job Requirements:


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred Minimum 7 – 10 years accounting experience
  • Big 4 experience preferred. 
  • Thorough knowledge of current SEC reporting rules and regulations and U.S. GAAP accounting rules. Ability to influence people and obtain cooperation for accounting research projects
  • Thorough knowledge of SEC reporting rules and regulations and GAAP accounting rules.    Knowledge and practical use of spreadsheet software packages, primarily Excel and Word. 
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to perform research on accounting and finance issues.
  • Ability to organize and drive projects to completion.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with other functional groups across all organization.  Self-starter.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and accurately. 
  • Perform analyses of accounting research tools.
  • Ability to perform detailed research of SEC and GAAP accounting and reporting issues.
  • Ability to apply good judgment with respect to application of accounting rules and regulations to the Company's financial reporting.
  • Eager to stay current on reporting issues. 
  • Ability to organize facts and authoritative literature to persuade others.



All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

UGI Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The company maintains and observes employment policies that do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, age, ancestry and any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. This applies to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, job classifications, work assignments, promotions, demotions, layoffs, terminations, transfers, and all other conditions of employment.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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