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Utility Accountant

Company: MSCCN
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Utility Accountant Date Posted: Mar 14, 2023 Requisition ID: 422018 Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204 Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day. At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role. Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below. Agency Statement : About the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC): The OUCC's mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education and creative problem solving. For more information about the OUCC, visit the website at on Twitter at or on Facebook at Salary Statement : The salary for this position traditionally starts at $70,844 but may be commensurate with education or work experience. About the Job: Come join a passionate team with a commitment to consumer advocacy. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC), a state agency, seeks a Utility Analyst - Accountant for its Water/Wastewater Division. The OUCC's mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education and creative problem solving. For more information about the OUCC, visit the website at on Twitter at or on Facebook at The selected candidate will conduct a variety of accounting reviews, which may be broad or narrow in scope and of varying complexity and difficulty. The candidate will plan and conduct the accounting reviews within the time constraints of the agency. The candidate will use creativity and resourcefulness to uncover and document irregularities or non-compliance. This position must maintain confidentiality throughout the entire review process. The candidate must be able to manage multiple cases, prioritize workload and meet deadlines. This position will receive general work assignments from a supervisor. The selected candidate will be expected to make decisions and exercise significant judgment in the application of agency policy and standards. This position works with multi-disciplinary teams that includes attorneys, financial analysts, accountants, engineers, and other specialists. This position is responsible for preparing written reports, related workpapers, accounting schedules and testimony which supports judgments and conclusions for financial condition and compliance. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines, while handling multiple tasks. The work product completed by this position is reviewed by a supervisor for compliance with agency policy and standards. Some travel will be necessary. A Day in the Life: The essential functions of this position are: Review financial statements and other financial information of regulated water and wastewater utilities and evaluate and interpret the reasonableness of the utility's proposals. Participate as a case team member on complex regulatory cases and be a significant contributor responsible for addressing accounting and regulatory issues. Review pre-filed written testimony and gather additional information through written requests, onsite reviews, and other research methods. Develop technical opinions based on the review of utility financial statements and all other relevant utility applications, petitions, testimony, schedules, and exhibits. Draw conclusions from information gathered during reviews to build case foundations that contribute to the overall case development. Prepare persuasive written reports, testimony, exhibits, and accounting schedules to support OUCC positions and make recommendations. Provide oral testimony from time to time before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. What You'll Need for Success: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. An advanced degree in accounting or professional certification is a plus. Extensive computer experience with MS Office (Word and Excel) is necessary. Possess: strong written and verbal skills; the ability to work independently and in teams to meet deadlines; and the ability to produce work product in a well-organized manner. Intellectual curiosity and the ability to think critically and originally and extend principles, theories, concepts and methods as unique circumstances or new developments may require. Ability to constructively identify and solve problems. Ability to work on and/or manage multiple cases simultaneously. Ability to summarize and communicate complex technical issues. Ability to make and support objective and well-reasoned recommendations. Ability to work under stressful and occasionally adversarial conditions, such as under cross-examination and short timelines. Knowledge of water/wastewater utility industry or IURC regulatory practices is a plus. Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to: 150 hours of paid new parent leave Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years Education Reimbursement Program Group life insurance Referral Bonus program Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Free Parking for most positions Free LinkedIn Learning access Equal Employment Opportunity: The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [emailprotected] The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application. Current Employee? Click here ( to apply.

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