Financial Accountant


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  13807

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.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

    A Financial Accountant is responsible for corporate and strategic business unit accounting functions. Responsibilities could include analyzing financial data and recording transactions, account reconciliations, analyzing and explaining variances from budget to actual, setting up and maintaining financial systems, financial statement presentation and reporting, and accounting research. Areas of accounting could include: cost accounting, general accounting, holding company accounting, accounting information systems, affiliate billing and external reporting.

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyze financial information, ensure transactions are processed accurately in accordance with GAAP or regulatory accounting standards.
  • Ensure accounts are reconciled.
  • Facilitate streamlined closing and consolidation processes.
  • Comply with accounting controls and procedures.
  • Utilize continuous improvement and lean systems methodology to drive out costs and improve the quality of work/life balance.
  • Create a positive working environment by supporting DTE Energy and Controller's Organization initiatives including training and development, diversity, work and personal life balance and enterprise core values.
  • Prepare external reports in compliance with SEC and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Ensure Financial Systems and reports are set up and maintained in order to provide accurate and timely financial information.
  • Perform Affiliate Billing processes and procedures in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Research accounting issues and new accounting standards and writes white papers summarizing accounting policies and positions.
  • Perform strategic accounting functions for strategic business units including cost accounting for fuel, purchased power and gas.
  • Position may require FERC gas training.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Three (3) years of accounting experience in corporate and/or public accounting

Other Qualifications


  • CPA, CMA or MBA
  • Experience with General Ledger Applications, Peoplesoft and/or SAP


Other Requirements

  • Experience in the preparation of journal entries, financial statements, account reconciliations, budgets/forecasts, and variance analysis.
  • Ability to organize work independently and to work in teams.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to resolve accounting issues and develop conslusions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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