Accountant III

Company: Chesapeake Utilities Corp. ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 5 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description Career OpportunityPosition: Accountant IIILocation: Newark, DE

Responsible for exhibiting Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Mission, Vision and Values, regarding external customers, agencies, vendors, internal departments and co-workers.  This position provides Accounting services for a top tier (high level of complexity) utility company which results in the timely and accurate generation of monthly financial and operational statements, financial analysis, non income tax compliance, annual PSC reporting compliance, SOX compliance, Internal and External Audit support and other related financial tasks.  Provides leadership in the department.  Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the day to day accounting, reporting and analysis of a utility company(s).

  • Generation of monthly financial statements (generate journal entries, issues resolution, and financials statement review with documentation of variances prior to close).

  • Generation of the any PSC required accounting filings.

  • Generate annual income tax accrual (determine timing differences, generate tax accrual, calculation and reconciliation of current and deferred income tax accounts).

  • Generate monthly account reconciliations (review G/L, research, verify and document).

  • Analysis of monthly financial results and review with business unit management (variance review and documentation).

  • Administer the business unit's non-income tax compliance (property, municipal, franchise, sales and gross receipts).

  • Identify areas in current process and procedures for improvement (draft recommendation for review with manager prior to implementation).

  • Accounting liaison with operations personnel to answer questions and resolve issues.

  • Participate in management meetings in a capacity of providing answers to accounting and or financial questions.

  • Engaged in more critical and confidential aspects of accounting or company projects.

  • Provides positive leadership in the department in a manner that promotes the \u0022Yes we can\u0022 approach in a \u0022how can I help\u0022 manner.

  • Assist in the development of staff by training and providing review and feedback on accounting staff work.

  • Various financial reporting and other monthly task related to providing accounting services for a specific company. Assist others in the department if they have questions or need assistance.

  • Requires……a total commitment to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Mission, Vision and Values and


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

  • Minimum of five years accounting experience.

  • Excellent Excel worksheet skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to work well with others.

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