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Senior Accountant

Company: Professional Diversity Network
Location: Princeton
Posted on: September 9, 2023

Job Description:

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices. Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge. Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!
Job Summary:
The position will be responsible for day-to-day accounting activities for plant operations to help ensure that the books are closed on time, in accordance with GAAP, and without material misstatement.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Responsible for accounting, reporting, and analysis.

Complete monthly accounting close, including journal entry preparation and balance sheet reconciliations.

Work closely with the plants, legal, asset management, etc., to understand various operational issues and related accounting implications.

Experience in a fast-paced environment, including ability and experience to meet firm deadlines, including monthly close on a defined schedule.

Assist with special projects as requested.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:
Open office environment.

Some overtime and non-standard working hours are required.

Hybrid schedule, e.g., 2-3 days in the office, and balance of the week is remote.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or finance.

Knowledge of general ledger and reporting software.

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel with knowledge of advanced features such as pivot tables and look ups.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in accounting with 2-4 years of experience in general financial accounting and reporting.

Demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers.

Ability to work independently in team oriented culture in a fast paced environment.

Experience with SAP preferred.

Pursuing or holds CPA, preferred.

Prior experience in the energy industry or similar commodity based business preferred.

Proven analytical and problem solving skills; demonstrated planning and organizing skills; ability to think strategically/long-term.

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Attention to detail.

Strong time management skills.

Physical Requirements:

Why NRG is a great place to work:
Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission
Stock Purchase Plan
Benefits on the first day of employment -Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.
Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
Generous PTO plan, plus 8 company holidays, and 3 floating holidays
Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands
If you reside in or intend to work remotely from California, Colorado, New York or Washington State, you may contact for compensation information related to this position and other information as required by applicable law. Please include the job title in your request.
** No Outside Recruiters or Agencies **
You must reside in the United States to be eligible for this position.
NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.
Official description on file with Talent.

Keywords: Professional Diversity Network, Trenton , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Princeton, New Jersey

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