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Accountant - Affiliate


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  10294

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.  But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Job Summary


Location: Detroit, 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.

Key Accountabilities

  • Prepares 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
  • 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
  • Reviews contracts, ensuring accounting activities are in compliance with GAAP
  • Understands and adheres to internal control policies and procedures
  • Maintains relationships with other DTE Energy affiliate companies
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, with zero to two years of experience in accounting, with preference given to individuals with knowledge of, and experience with, DTE’s accounting and financial processes.

Other Qualifications


  • Certified Public Accountant accreditation a plus
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills


Other Requirements

  • 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


Physical Demands

The physical demands characterized in the 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.


Please reference the essential and marginal job functions (general office) for this position.


Working Conditions

The employee performs job duties in a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level and occasionally travels to site locations that may not be climate-controlled. Employee must live within a commutable distance from DTE’s Detroit, Michigan headquarters, however, the majority of work will be performed from a home office.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.



Additional Information

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that 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: Detroit