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Senior Accountant


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  3451

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth.  We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally. 

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for multiple years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award



Location:  Ann Arbor, Michigan




This is a professional position providing accounting and financial support to the DTE Energy Resources group of companies. Work involves performing difficult and complex services requiring a high level of independent judgement, initiative and discretion. Work is mainly self-directed, with work results reviewed through the achievement of set goals and adherence to policies and procedures.




  • Prepares and/or reviews journal entries at all levels of complexity, within Company closing schedule
  • Performs account reconciliations at all levels of complexity
  • Monitors the general ledger and accounting systems that contain the financial records and databases
  • Completes monthly closing of books within timeframe to comply with holding company closing requirements
  • Prepares and fully understand the billing and accounting for various projects as defined in the various project agreements
  • Identifies issues and raises to the appropriate level
  • Reviews contracts, ensuring accounting activities are in compliance with GAAP
  • Understands and adheres to internal control policies and procedures
  • Prepares the financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepares monthly management reports communicating the financial performance of the companies and variances from the budget
  • Prepares independent audit schedules as required
  • Participates in the development of budgets and projections
  • Maintains relationships with other DTE Energy affiliate companies
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned




A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, and a minimum of two years experience in accounting to provide for the following:

  • Certified Public Accountant accreditation a plus
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and basic knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Experience with accounting software, SAP experience preferred
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills and effective presentation skills
  • Ability to efficiently handle competing priorities and tasks, remain organized and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidential and effective working relationships with supervisor, coworkers, management and external clients
  • Ability to function within a matrix organization. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with both a functional and business leader, who collaborate on employee issues and decisions.




The physical demands characterized in the attached essential and marginal job functions epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




The employee performs job duties in a climate controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level and occasionally travel to other non-climate controlled locations.



DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.



Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit