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Senior Financial Accountant

Location: 

Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10554

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

Performs complex accounting transactions in accordance with GAAP, reviewing and/or preparing account reconciliations, analyzing financial data including variance analysis, preparing internal management reports, preparing requests for internal and external audit, and preparing and/or reviewing quarterly data for external reporting. Scope and number of processes may vary depending on team. Coordinates projects and initiates continuous improvement initiatives. Span of control: 0; individual contributor.

Key Accountabilities

•    Records complex monthly journal entries in SAP in accordance with corporate timelines
•    Analyzes financial information to ensure transactions are processed accurately in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
•    Complies with accounting controls and procedures and performs / leads strategic accounting functions 
•    Ensures general ledger accounts are reconciled in a timely manner
•    Reports and analyzes business performance
•    Performs variance analysis on various financial reporting views
•    Responds to requested deliverables made by internal/external auditors and other Controller’s Organization departments
•    Creates or updates documentation of accounting processes and procedures
•    Prepares data for external reporting purposes
•    Monitors and leads work practices and utilizes continuous improvement and lean systems methodology to drive out costs. Coordinates continuous improvement initiatives, cross functional teams, and projects.
•    Creates a positive working environment by supporting the enterprise and department initiatives including training and development, diversity, equity and inclusion, work and personal life balance and enterprise core values.
•    May lead projects and/or project teams (including assigning work, reviewing progress, and evaluating results), mentor, provide guidance and technical direction to less experienced staff, including the provision of input in performance evaluations.
 

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business discipline and 5 years of financial or accounting experience in business, public accounting, or financial systems

Other Qualifications

Preferred:
•    Concentration/major in accounting or finance
•    Certification or advanced degree (e.g., CPA, CMA or MBA)

•    Derivative accounting experience


Other Requirements:
•    Ability to organize work independently and to work in teams
•    Ability to coordinate cross functional teams and projects
•    PC Proficiency, including experience with MS Office Products
•    Ability to communicate well with others
•    Proficient verbal, nonverbal, written, and presentation skills
•    Ability to complete regulatory training as needed

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