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Assistant Controller

Location: 

White Plains, US

Summary

We are seeking a driven, highly strategic leader to join our Finance team as the Assistant Controller. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership competencies, as well as a high level of skill in implementing best practices and identifying and implementing best in class solutions.


The Assistant Controller is responsible for all aspects of external and internal reporting, enterprise-wide financial controls, and the related practices, processes and governance of such functions. This role balances multiple projects while directly managing and developing Subject Matter Experts (SME's).

 

This role reports directly to the Controller and has responsibility for the following functions: Reporting, technical accounting (GASB, FERC, US GAAP etc.), financial controls, Business Services Enterprise Financial Systems and process improvements. #LI-JP1
 

Responsibilities

  • Compilation, review and reporting of Authority’s financial results, external and internal, on a timely basis, in compliance with GASB, FERC, US GAAP and other regulatory requirements
  • Support coordination of financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements. Facilitate completion of other non-audit advisory services related to special projects
  • Internal Controls and Compliance: oversee key controls and execution of applicable financial controls to ensure compliance, operating effectiveness, efficiency, and adherence to accounting standards and guidance.
  • Continuous Improvement: Spearhead and champion process improvement initiatives, process standardization and implementation of best practices.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to SME’s across other functional areas such as fixed assets, cost and plant and utilities operational accounting and other areas as assigned by the Controller. 
  • Lead critical accounting automation projects including the design, implementation, and maintenance of scalable ERP systems. 
  • Develop and monitor KPIs and other benchmarks to measure functional performance. 
  • Provide financial analysis and data gathering support as needed for budgeting process, financings, capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations. 
  • Keep abreast of new accounting guidance/standards as it relates to existing and new business operations. Advise executive management, senior leadership, and the Board of Trustees on the accounting/financial implications of major decisions and issues facing the Authority. 
  • Develop finance manual on key accounting policies.
  • Responsible for department’s financial technology and systems, including SAP, Blackline and other integrated applications
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communications skills, well organized and highly effective in collaborating and interfacing with the company’s senior management team
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all levels within an organization.
  • Strong analytical capability and the ability to formulate effective and actionable solutions.
  • Must have the knowledge and capability to link accounting, planning and administrative activities to the strategic orientation and direction of the organization.
  • Energy industry background and understand GAAP, FERC, GASB and other utility accounting practices and standards strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of accounting processes and related systems
     

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Accounting or related field preferred.
  • MBA preferred
  • CPA Required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Accounting or Finance required; with increasing responsibility in a multinational organization preferred. 
  • Proven professional experience as a financial leader with a minimum of 8 years functional experience at the leadership level.

Physical Requirements

 

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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