At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve.
Together, the women and men of Aqua America serve 3 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!
Are you looking to grow your career at Aqua? We have a great opportunity for a Controller I. This position will oversee all accounting functions for assigned division, including the provision of timely financial reports that are meaningful to management and regulators and will serve as accurate informational tools for making current and future decisions. We are looking for the right person who will provide accurate and timely budget and forecast information to assist management in planning and decision making. Additionally, they will maximize revenue through timely and properly presented rate cases and other regulatory filings.
Responsibilities will include
Development and implementation of company's financial and accounting plans, policies and procedures.
Manage input of data into the financial information systems including data entered by accounting staff and other personnel. Responsible for coordinating data processing, preparation of detailed monthly and quarterly financial reports including the general ledger, as well as the monthly closing of books, and the reconciliation/analysis of all accounts. Overall responsibility for the preparation of monthly financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, PUC rules, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations.
Effective internal controls over financial reporting. Assure protection of company assets with internal controls and audits.
Preparation of quarterly and year-end reports, PUC reports and compliance with bond indentures.
Preparation and updates of the long-range financial plan and the Annual Operating Budget Package including variance reports.
Preparation of year-end tax papers and package. Analyzes and coordinates the tax strategy and planning with the corporate tax department
Completion of special projects as required by Company President, Regional Controller, Chief Accounting Officer and CFO.
Providing other company units with the financial information required for them to carry out their assigned responsibilities (such as financial reports, analyses, metrics, etc.).
Comparing performance with operating plans and standards, and reports and interprets the results of operations to all levels of management. Makes recommendations and provides assessments for improving the operations based on financial metrics.
Assisting in the processing of rate applications, debt financings and other regulatory filings before the PUC. Coordinate efforts between state accounting personnel and rate department to ensure accuracy and integrity of rate filing data.
Providing input and support for financial analysis of acquisitions and operating contracts. Performs financial due diligence activities on planned acquisitions. Integral role in potential acquisitions, including financial projections, filings with the required regulatory commissions and integration into the existing operations.
Direct supervision and development of accounting staff in assigned in division.
The successful candidate for this position will have a Bachelor's Degree business related discipline and a thorough understanding of accounting and tax concepts. Must have extensive experience with spreadsheet software. They will be required to have 5 years general finance/ accounting experience with some exposure to public utility accounting preferred. Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience in an accounting environment required.
Must be able to effectively communicate to management team, regulatory bodies, the financial community, and outside auditors. Individual must have necessary analytical skills, be well organized and demonstrate the ability to interpret financial and accounting information to assist management in the decision making process.
Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
Aqua America, Inc.