Accountant Operational Acctg

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

Requisition Number 4921
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.

This position is responsible for the preparation and completion of monthly journal entries, reconciliations, fixed asset transactions, cost of gas, cash monthly, quarterly and annual reports, and other special reports required by the internal departments, the Company and other outside governmental agencies. This position is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records.

Primary duties:
Prepare and post monthly journal entries
Prepare internal and external reports, analysis etc.
Prepare reconciliations and analyze general ledger and fixed asset accounts
Prepare various schedules and reports as needed
Work on projects, including system/information technology projects, gathering data for rate case work papers/regulatory requests, annual budgets, ad hoc requests, etc.
Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets
Keep abreast of changes in accounting rules
Collaborate with other members of the Operational Accounting team, Financial Reporting team and other departments to meet deliverables and deadlines
Work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals, team goals and tight deadlines
Work 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.
Adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
Utilize strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
Work as part of a team and display a positive attitude
Perform all other duties as assigned

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Knowledge of Oracle & SAP general ledger system or other automated system (preferred)
Strong analytical skills
Attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to use a personal computer and spreadsheet applications
Ability to meet strict deadlines

Education and experience:
Bachelor of Science, major in Accounting or equivalent experience
Minimum 1 year of experience preferred

Certificates, licenses, registrations:
None required

Work environment:
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods; use hands; use close and color vision; use a keyboard/computer
Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required during month/quarter/annual close and/or other date driven projects
Minimal travel may be required

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.