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Senior Site Accountant


Astoria, US


The Site Accountant provides support and assistance to the Site Finance manager for site Business Service activities, including Accounting, Financial Reporting, Internal Controls, Budgeting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll functions. This position will interface with various managerial levels including Regional Managers/SVP, Controller, Budget Managers, and other cross functional units within the organization. Acts as the backup to the Site Finance Manager. #LI-VB1


  • Responsible for General Accounting functions at the site including monthly journal entry processing, balance sheet account reconciliations, reviewing GL coding on purchase requisitions and work orders for proper cost classification, audit and process all employee expense statements, address audit recommendations and provide guidance on interpretation of policies, audit warehouse inventory cycle count, coordinate physical inventory of general plant assets and reconcile to SAP records, update asset records for acquisitions and disposals.  
  • Process the site payroll for management and UWUA employees. 
  • Assist the Site Finance Manager to verify that all accounting and budgeting activity is in accordance with Corporate Policies and Procedures, process purchase requisitions, journal entries, account reconciliations, payroll verification, general plant recordkeeping, and inventory accuracy tests. 
  • Advise and support resident manager and site personnel in implementation of Corporate financial policies and internal controls, communicate new and revised financial policies and procedures; manage site participation in internal financial audits and requests for site financial information; identify and respond to compliance issues in a timely manner; partner with senior site management in achieving site goals. 
  • Assist in the preparation of the site annual O&M and Capital budget in accordance to established schedule and guidelines, collaborate with site and cross-functional teams to develop an annual budget, and support the development and maintenance of site and Business Unit short- and long-range work plans. 
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports, analysis, and other monitoring tools to support the goals and targets for the site and Business Units.  
  • Assist the Site Finance Manager in ensuring site staff is compliant with Corporate Policies and Procedures and internal controls. 
  • Participate in corporate and site system and process improvement activities, enterprise management systems. Take a leadership role in the identification and implementation of opportunities for Business Service process improvements. 
  • Provide other site-specific business service support as needed to support the Regional Manager, site management team, Controller and NYPA corporate management in achieving Corporate, Business Unit and site goals.  Examples are participation in corporate, site and industry activities and special projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, quantify, interpret, and report statistical data for presentations to make recommendations that support business strategy. 
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail. Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects within varying competing deadlines. 
  • Highly collaborative and team-oriented, with ability to build relationships across all levels of stakeholders. 
  • Ability to think strategically, to proactively understand customer needs, and provide solutions to overcome obstacles. 
  • Proficient in advanced technologies of Office 365 including SharePoint and creating Excel pivot tables, v-lookups, macros, advanced charting functions, etc., and financial information processing systems. 
  • Experience in working with SAP or other ERP system required, data warehousing and enterprise asset management (Maximo) a plus.
  • Experience with utility accounting preferred.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Accounting, Finance or relevant degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience Finance or Accounting required.. 
  • Experience working with complex union rules/regulations preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed

Physical Requirements

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: GFE: $89,500 - $109,500. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

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