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Sr Accountant/Accounting Specialist

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Allentown, PA, United States

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Posted on
Jan 30,2019

Valid Through
May 15,2019

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Sr Accountant/Accounting Specialist

Primary Responsibilities:

Sr Accountant:

Evaluates accounting policies and procedures to reflect changes in business conditions, processes, and accounting guidance.

Prepares more complex accounting analyses and journal entries.

Prepares and analyzes financial statements and other internal/external financial reports.

Enhances internal controls over financial reporting.

Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or services. Solves more complex problems taking a new perspective on existing solutions.

Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced accountant positions.

Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May direct the work of other staff members.

Increases and applies knowledge of legal and regulatory issues and changes in accounting guidance.

Accounting Specialist:

Evaluates accounting policies & procedures to reflect changes in business conditions, processes and accounting guidance.

Responsible for the preparation of complex analyses, various analytics or financial statements.

Assesses the impacts of new systems on internal controls over financial reporting.

Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions and makes use of knowledge of company operations, technical accounting matters and industry regulation.

Interprets internal/external business issues and recommends best practices. This may include the review of complex contracts and agreements to identify and address accounting implications.

May lead functional teams or projects to achieve milestones and objectives, and will occasionally present topical matters to senior leadership in the Financial Department. Trains and develops subordinate staff.

Works independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks.

Ensures compliance with legal and regulatory controls.

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Position Summary:

Sr Accountant:

Under general direction, responsible for the more complex accounting activities including analyzing accounting transactions & issues, maintaining a complete and accurate general ledger, preparing & analyzing financial reports and enhancing internal controls over financial reporting. This is a senior-skill level normally without supervisory responsibility. However, may provide guidance and direction to other PPL employees in support of producing high quality, timely and cost-effective accounting solutions. Works independently with minimal guidance using knowledge of business operations and accounting.

Accounting Specialist:

Responsible for complex activities supporting revenue accounting transactions, financial reports and internal controls over financial reporting. This is a key contributor in a complex environment who may lead functional teams or projects. With little guidance uses extensive technical knowledge of business operations and technical accounting.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:


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Basic Qualifications:

Sr Accountant:

Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least 3 accounting courses and 5 years accounting experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of accounting-related experience.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; use of excel/word is required.

Accounting Specialist:

Bachelor's Degree in business discipline with at least three accounting courses and 7 or more years accounting-related experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minimum of 4 years accounting-related experience and CPA or CMA certification. (Required to actively pursue certification within two years of the job effective date.)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

Sr Accountant:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA, or other advanced degree in business discipline.

CPA or CMA certification.

Experience in utility accounting, public accounting and SEC reporting, and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Demonstrated ability to research technical accounting guidance.

Requires excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requires excellent interpersonal skills.

Accounting Specialist:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA, or other advanced degree in business discipline.

CPA or CMA certification.

Experience in public utility accounting, SEC reporting and a working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Requires effective written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated ability to research and apply technical accounting guidance.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Be sure to follow us on:• Twitter at• LinkedIn at

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Electricity powers our lives. Without it, air conditioners wouldn’t hum, lights wouldn’t glow, TVs would go dark, life-saving medical devices would cease to function and manufacturers wouldn’t produce. Whether they work in power plants generating electricity, out in the field maintaining lines or in control rooms managing the distribution system, our employees come to work knowing that what they do enables our way of life. We’re proud to generate, deliver and market the electricity that powers our lives.

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