Senior Accountant

in Pulaski - Little Rock County, AR

Job Description


The Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for oversight and ongoing review of accounting and financial transactions and processes, including non-routine/complex account and financial statement analysis, month end closeout duties, review and approval of general ledger journal entries, account reconciliations, and other accounting and finance functions, processes, and projects requiring advanced analytical, technical, planning, organization, and communication skills.  This position will provide support primarily for management and staff of the Accounting/Finance department and work with other SPP departments as necessary.

Essential Functions

Below is a list of the activities that the Accounting Department’s senior accountants are collectively responsible for:

  • Perform ongoing detailed analytical review of GL accounts and financials which may include balance sheet, income statement and cash flow preparation and analysis
  • Review and approve accounting/financial transactions prepared by staff accountants, providing support, guidance, and assistance as necessary
  • Perform month-end closeout duties including account reconciliations
  • Perform complex/non-routine accounting processes and transactions, such as the financial/accounting process that supports SPP’s engineering study activities
  • Coordinate and provide support for the annual financial audits of the company and the benefit plans
  • Play an active role in the development, implementation, modification, and documentation of accounting processes/procedures
  • Perform required quarterly/annual financial reporting to regulatory entities and lending institutions
  • Perform validations and postings for weekly markets and monthly transmission billing
  • Perform functions related to fixed assets tracking, accounting, and reporting, work with the purchasing department on requisitions to provide accounting assistance, and work with the project management and IT departments to provide guidance and support on capital assets and projects
  • Assist in the development of the annual budget as needed
  • Assist in the production of the monthly internal reporting, providing variance analysis and similar information as necessary
  • Collaboration with other SPP departments and departmental management on department and corporate initiatives as required
  • Assist Manager of Accounting, the Controller, and other SPP staff with financial analysis and ad hoc assignments as needed


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business-related field

Experience Requirements:

  • 5 years of job-related experience in an accounting or financial-related environment
  • Experience with advanced financial report preparation, variance analysis, and process documentation


  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word in performing and preparing financial analysis, financial statements and reports, process documentation, proposals, recommendations, and presentations to management.
  • Work independently on assignments with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical and inquiry skills, with the ability to exercise an appropriate degree of professional skepticism
  • Communicate effectively with accountants, engineers, management and senior management verbally and in writing
  • Understanding of and compliance with SPP Policies and Procedures


  • Advanced degree or certification in an accounting or finance related area (e.g. CPA or MBA).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting software


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to make decisions, interpret data, and problem solve.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand or sit for extended periods; use hands to operate a computer keyboard and standard office equipment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds.
  • Requires the ability to work and collaborate with managers and employees at all levels to exchange ideas, information, and opinions to facilitate the task.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working extended hours may be required.

Travel Requirement:

This position requires minimal travel (approximately 0-15%)

Should you elect to apply for this position SPP will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email. 

  Southwest Power Pool is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.  SPP adheres to the ADA and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.



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Job Posting: 3052150

Posted On: Sep 13, 2021

Updated On: Oct 14, 2021