Job Details

Senior/Lead Policy AccountantAlliant Energy
Job Start Date:07/29/2019Type of Position:Regular
Number of Openings:1
Job Location & Contact:
4902 N Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI53718
Job Description:
Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about the work you do we invite you to consider Alliant Energy! What sets us apart? Excellent pay and benefits A commitment to career growth and development A culture that embraces our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold. The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities We currently have a Senior/Lead Technical Policy Accountant opening located in either Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. This position may be filled at the Senior Accountant or Lead Accountant level depending on candidate qualifications. In this new position, you will lead the technical accounting research activities to support new strategic developments and manage the development and coordination of accounting policy and implementation of new accounting standards across the company. Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position. Job Responsibilities : Ensures the company complies with applicable accounting standards by serving as a key US GAAP technical research resource. Performs technical accounting research activities, formulates and prepares position papers, provides training and presents to others on technical accounting activities. Manages and leads projects related to the adoption and timely implementation of new accounting pronouncements across all areas of the company in compliance with applicable accounting and regulatory standards. Keeps abreast of all current accounting standards initiatives, keeps the organization informed of such activities as necessary, and drafts comments on behalf of the company to regulatory bodies. Serves as a liaison for related accounting and financial activities and projects as well as for various Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and regulatory filing requirements, including research of rules, laws and regulations and peer reviews. As a key technical accounting research resource, establishes and monitors corporate accounting policies and their compliance with relevant authoritative accounting guidance. Responsible for ensuring policies are accurate, current and documented in a centrally located repository. Leads accounting-related, qualitative and quantitative analysis of projects associated with potential acquisitions, investments and other proposed transactions that require review by executive management and/or the Board of Directors. Provides associated consulting services to operating units as required. Keeps members of the management team fully informed of the status of the projects assigned, as well as relevant accounting-related issues that may arise from such projects. Acts as a champion for change including developing creative solutions to simplify and streamline finance activities such as continuous reviews of accounting policies and procedures. Partners/collaborates with key stakeholders to develop solutions for better financial and strategic outcomes that align with the company’s overall strategic plan. Assists with external audit activities including technical accounting work performed over new, complex transactions, new accounting standards or changes in existing policies. Job Qualifications : Education Requirement for All Levels Bachelors degree with an emphasis in accounting, business or related area. Experience Requirements - Senior Policy Accountant 5 years of accounting experience is required. In the absence of a bachelors degree, 9 years of related experience is required. CPA certification is preferred. Experience Requirements - Lead Policy Accountant 8 years of accounting experience is required. In the absence of a bachelors degree, 12 years of related experience is required. CPA certification is preferred. Preferred Experience Preferred in-depth regulatory accounting experience including experience with utility industry and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Other Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements for All Levels Demonstrated complex US GAAP skills required. Demonstrated strong analytical and project management skills. Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management). Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment. Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. *NOTE: All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran. Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.
Experience Required:
5-10 Years in Accounting/Finance/Audit
How to Apply:
To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at
Application Deadline:
Jan 01, 1900