Accounting Manager II

Accounting Manager II
City of Austin
 Austin, Texas
Job Description

Austin Energy is more than just a power company. We are 1,700 of your friends and neighbors with a mission to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a community-owned utility, we’re not-for-profit enterprise of the City of Austin that is focused on driving customer value in energy services. At Austin Energy, we are determined to use innovative technology to build a better Austin and to lead the way for clean, affordable energy.

Position Summary:

This position manages professional accounting staff and oversees the daily accounting and reporting functions for the Utility under the following: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), budget-basis, FERC, and regulatory accounting guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to accounting, which included twenty-four (24) semester hours in Accounting, plus
  • Six (6) years of accounting experience, one (1) year of which included a lead capacity and one (1) year of which included a managing capacity.
  • A Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or a five (5) year Accounting degree, may substitute for one (1) year of accounting experience requirement.
  • Certified Public Accountant

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed CPA in the State of Texas
  • Experience managing a professional accounting team
  • Experience managing GAAP-based financial reporting
  • Experience managing the accounting close cycle and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Experience managing an external audit
  • Experience researching accounting topics, implementing accounting standards, and presenting recommendations/guidance to senior management and staff