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PPL Corporation Sr Accountant in Allentown, Pennsylvania



Sr Accountant

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluates accounting policies and procedures to reflect changes in business conditions, processes, and accounting guidance.

  2. Prepares more complex accounting analyses and journal entries.

  3. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other internal/external financial reports.

  4. Enhances internal controls over financial reporting.

  5. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or services. Solves more complex problems taking a new perspective on existing solutions.

  6. Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced accountant positions.

  7. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May direct the work of other staff members.

  8. Increases and applies knowledge of legal and regulatory issues and changes in accounting guidance.

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Position Summary:

Under general direction, responsible for the more complex accounting activities including analyzing accounting transactions & issues, preparing journal entries, maintaining a complete and accurate general ledger, preparing & analyzing financial reports and enhancing internal controls over financial reporting. This is a senior-skill level normally without supervisory responsibility. However, may provide guidance and direction to other PPL employees in support of producing high quality, timely and cost-effective accounting solutions. Works independently with minimal guidance using knowledge of business operations and accounting.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

1.Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least 3 accounting courses and 5 years accounting experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of accounting-related experience. 2.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; use of excel/word is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA, or other advanced degree in business discipline. 2. CPA or CMA certification. 3. Experience in utility accounting, public accounting and SEC reporting, and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. 4. Demonstrated ability to research technical accounting guidance. 5. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. 6. Requires excellent interpersonal skills.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation (https://twitter.com/PPLCorporation)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation)Follow PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric (https://twitter.com/PPLElectric)Facebook (www.facebook.com/PPLElectric)