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Senior Accountant, CPA

Bridgeport, CT, US, 06606

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.

 

The Senior Accountant is responsible for developing and analyzing accurate and meaningful financial data, as well as assisting operational managers with interpretation of financial results for operating subsidiary.  The Senior Accountant must have a broad based knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:

  • Prepare monthly financial reports including but not limited to Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows
  • Prepare applicable sections of monthly management financial report
  • Identify and resolve on a timely basis unusual account movement through the preparation and/or review of general ledger account activities through analysis of variances.  The Senior Accountant is responsible for communicating unusual transactions to the Controller
  • Ensure that all required monthly activity is properly posted to the general ledger in order to prepare and analyze monthly financial results
  • Assist operational managers in identifying operational variances to both current year budget and prior year actual results
  • Prepare quarterly bondholders’ reports
  • Prepare annual budget for applicable subsidiary
  • Prepare annual audited financial statements with applicable footnotes and assist with external auditors
  • Prepare annual regulatory reports
  • Assist in the research of applicability of Accounting Standards
  • Prepare, as required, state sales and use gross earnings tax returns
  • Assist in the preparation of rate case applications
  • Assist Controller in identifying “value added” opportunities for the Accounting department to better service its customers


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA or BS degree with a concentration in Accounting or Finance  
  • Five years accounting experience or equivalent required
  • CPA highly preferred
  • Extensive experience with Excel (pivot tables, VLookups, links) a must
  • Experience with SAP, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Knowledge of Business Objects, FASB database and Utility Industry a plus
     

 

Aquarion Water Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

 

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Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, a subsidiary of Eversource, is the public water supply company for approximately 220,000 customer accounts or more than 700,000 people in 58 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

We are the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and are among the seven largest in the U.S. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.

 


Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury