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Accounting Analyst

Consumers Energy
parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k)
United States, Michigan, Jackson
1 Energy Plaza Dr (Show on map)
February 27, 2024

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.



The Accounting Analyst oversees provision of general/sub ledgers, records, and financial reports, the preparation and analysis of different accounts, and the performance of general accounting functions. They will manage regulatory accounting compliance by conducting research; reviewing data and preparing regulatory report and supports regulatory cases by analyzing and providing information. Identifies and resolves variances between the company's system of record and subledger. The Accounting Analyst analyzes expenditures to validate appropriateness of charges. They will work closely with other teams, including: Shared Service, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Operations, Rates, Internal Controls external auditors and regulatory staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews general ledger (G/L) to ensure all activity is properly recorded and general account analysis and reconciliations.
  • Reviews accounts for proper set up and analyzes expenditures to validate the appropriateness of charging.
  • Provides accounting guidance utilizing general accepted accounting principals and regulatory resources to direct proper charging of expenditures.
  • Performs the processing of month end close to ensure accurate financial records and timely preparation of the financial statements.
  • Processes transactions to manage the lease process, overhead allocations and other accounting transactions.
  • Performs account reconciliations and Balance Sheet variance analysis for assigned accounts; contributes to the financial reporting process through preparation of schedules supporting disclosures.
  • Assists in the preparation of financial reports such as financial statements and regulatory reports.
  • Records monthly and non-recurring general ledger entries.
  • Prepares ad hoc reporting as needed to support research, rate case support, studies, surveys and other ad hoc request
  • Maintains and Tests internal controls, performs Budgeting and forecasting, Maintains Master Data, and Performs Revenue and Cost Accounting

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting procedures and principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting software (i.e., SAP).

Work and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree inAccounting, Business Administration or related discipline. In lieu of a degree, candidate must have 8 years of working experience related to the role.
  • 2 years of experience in accounting; working with general ledgers and financial reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree withAccounting Specialization
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Why should you join our team?

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Up to 13 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance Program

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don't discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women's Advisory Panel (WAP), Women's Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.