Controller - Texas
Aqua America - Austin, TX
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Overseeing all accounting functions for Aqua Texas operations, including the provision of timely financial reports that are meaningful to management and regulators and will serve as accurate informational tools for making current and future decisions. To provide accurate and timely budget information to assist management in planning and decision making. To maximize revenue through timely and properly presented rate cases. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1. Directly responsible for development and implementation of Company's financial and accounting plans, policies and procedures. 2. Manages input of data into the financial information systems including data entered by accounting staff. Responsible for coordinating data processing, and the preparation of detailed monthly and quarterly financial reports including the general ledger. Overall responsibility for the preparation of monthly financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, PSC rules, SarbanesOxley and other regulations. 3. Direct responsibility for the preparation of the longrange financial plan and the Annual Operating Budget Package including variance reports and bottom line updates. Analysis is both to the corporate office for state level results and to the FL management team for results within the state. 4. Assure protection of company assets with internal controls and audits. 5. Overall responsibility for preparation of quarterly and yearend reports, PSC reports and compliance with bond indentures. 6. Direct responsibility for preparation of yearend tax papers and package. 7. Complete special projects as required. 8. Provides other company units with the financial information required for them to carry out their assigned responsibilities. 9. Compares performance with operating plans and standards, and reports and interprets the results of operations to all levels of management. 10. Assists Aqua America's Rate and Treasury Departments in the processing of rate applications, debt financings and other regulatory filings before the PSC. 11. Provide input and support for financial analysis of acquisitions and operating contracts at the state level.
Required SkillsMust be able to effectively communicate to management team, regulatory bodies, the financial community, and outside auditors. Individual must have necessary analytical skills, be well organized and demonstrate the ability to interpret financial and accounting information to assist management in the decision making process. BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the coordination of the annual operating and capital budgets, fiveyear forecasts, rate case planning schedules, and equity and financing infusions, fully integrating all components.
Required ExperienceBachelor's Degree in business related discipline and a thorough understanding of accounting and tax concepts. Must have extensive experience with personal computers and spreadsheet software. Requires some exposure to public utility accounting and six years general finance/ accounting experience.