Sr Accountant Financial Reporting

Spire Inc. - Birmingham, AL (30+ days ago)

Requisition Number 4741
Location: 2101 6th Avenue North,Birmingham, Alabama, 35203
Position Type: Non Union
Number Open: 1

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.
We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.
We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.
We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Spire Alabama is seeking a Senior Accountant to work in the Birmingham, Alabama location.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare and post journal entries, perform account analyses and reconciliations
Generate internal financial statements
Perform monthly closing responsibilities
Assist in review financial information for quarterly and annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Train and assist staff with accounting procedures and problem solving
Assist in organizing the monthly closing process, including: preparing monthly schedules and coordinating schedule with other departments
Assist in preparation of the FERC form 2
Generate accruals, estimates, etc. recorded during the monthly close
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function
Train and guide less experienced team members
Work on special projects and requests
Perform other quarterly/annual projects, such as: providing information for the annual budgeting process; assisting the Company’s external auditors with quarterly/annual reports
Providing information for the FERC Form2 for the Public Service Commission annual report
Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people.
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines.
All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Required Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting or Finance
A minimum of 3 years of Corporate Accounting/Financial Reporting on-the-job experience or equivalent experience
2 years of experience in journal entry preparation, financial statement review, and with the monthly closing process or equivalent experience
Preferred Education: (may include certifications, licenses and registrations)

One year of on-the-job experience using SAP and/Oracle or equivalent experience, preferred
CPA preferred

Preferred knowledge, skill and abilities:
Knowledge of the SAP and/or Oracle system, preferred

Physical demands, work environment and work schedule:
Normal Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment.
Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Travel may be required.
Overtime required for monthly, quarterly and annual closing and other due date driven projects
Spire accepts online applications through our career site at

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.