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Accountant - Affiliate


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Energy Services, Inc.
Job ID:  11508

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, MI


This is a professional position providing accounting and financial support to the DTE Vantage 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 understands the billing and accounting for various projects as defined in the various project agreements 
  • Identifies issues and raises them 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 Vantage 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 & Working Conditions

The physical demands characterized here 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. In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is required to: 

  • Occasionally stand or walk and stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit  
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use wrists, hands and/or fingers in a repetitive motion; and reach with hands and arms extensively 
  • Occasionally lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight 
  • Use computers with exposure to video display terminals; and some repetitive motion associated with data entry, the use of a computer mouse, and while using other office equipment 
  • Vision requirements for this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus 


The employee performs job duties primarily in a work from home capacity and periodically from a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level. However, on an occasional basis the employee may be required to travel to project sites where noise levels and environmental conditions may vary. 

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. 

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