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Accountant III

Company: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Location: Wilson
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionCareer Opportunity

Position: Accountant III

Location: Remote with occasional in office work
Responsible for exhibiting Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's Mission, Vision and Values, regarding external customers, agencies, vendors, internal departments and co-workers. Perform a variety of accounting assignments within a Business Unit or functional area of responsibility. Record and report financial transactions and reconcile accounts and ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements. Produce accurate and timely financial statements as needed, including, if appropriate, FERC based financial statements. Participate, as needed, in the planning and analysis function for the Business Unit or functional area of responsibility in coordination with FP&A. Maintain and identify opportunities to enhance internal controls and support regulatory compliance and business planning by performing analyses. Work closely with other departments and business units regarding accounting activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:


  • Prepare, review and analyze account reconciliations for companies and/or designated functions within Business Unit or functional area of responsibility. Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley control requirements.
  • Prepare the monthly reporting packages, including analysis of current actual results to prior period actual results for use in internal and external reporting. Assists in the accounting, analysis and budgeting of various accounts in coordination with FP&A.
  • Prepare annual financials and other periodic filings as required for filing with the applicable state public service commission.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors, Finance Group and Business Units as required to accomplish goals.
  • Assist, as needed, in special projects and the implementation of changes in FASB/GAAP.
  • Codes invoices, sets up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes the monthly books.
  • Assist the business unit with the preparation of the periodic forecast. Coordinate preparation and timing with the business unit and FP&A and effectively communicate the results with the business units and other stakeholders.
  • Identify areas in current process and procedures for improvement (draft recommendation for review with manager prior to implementation).



    Requires...a total commitment to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's Mission, Vision and Values and:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    • At least 5 years of related accounting experience.
    • Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of Accounting theory, principles, practices and regulations including FASB/GAAP and SOX compliance.
    • Understands requirements for documentation in work papers, disclosures and memos; demonstrated ability to document a broad range of technical issues.
    • Demonstrated successful use of technology to improve process efficiency, including above average Excel skills.
    • Effective teambuilding and leaderships skills.
    • Demonstrated project management skills.
    • Commitment to highest standards of quality and integrity.
    • Exude a high degree of professionalism and treats others with respect.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability that need assistance applying for a position may email human_resources@chpk.com or Ruth Warner, Director, Human Resources Operations at rwarner@chpk.com.Qualifications
      EducationBachelors of Accounting (required)
      ExperienceFive Years (required)

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Wilson , Accountant III, Accounting, Auditing , Wilson, North Carolina

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