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Assistant Controller

Company: New York Power Authority
Location: White Plains
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a driven, highly strategic leader to join our Finance team as the Assistant Controller. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership competencies, as well as a high level of skill in implementing best practices and identifying and implementing best in class solutions.The Assistant Controller is responsible for all aspects of external and internal reporting, enterprise-wide financial controls, and the related practices, processes and governance of such functions. This role balances multiple projects while directly managing and developing Subject Matter Experts (SME's).This role reports directly to the Controller and has responsibility for the following functions: Reporting, technical accounting (GASB, FERC, US GAAP etc.), financial controls, Business Services Enterprise Financial Systems and process improvements. ResponsibilitiesCompilation, review and reporting of Authority's financial results, external and internal, on a timely basis, in compliance with GASB, FERC, US GAAP and other regulatory requirementsSupport coordination of financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements. Facilitate completion of other non-audit advisory services related to special projectsInternal Controls and Compliance: oversee key controls and execution of applicable financial controls to ensure compliance, operating effectiveness, efficiency, and adherence to accounting standards and guidance.Continuous Improvement: Spearhead and champion process improvement initiatives, process standardization and implementation of best practices.Provide oversight and guidance to SME's across other functional areas such as fixed assets, cost and plant and utilities operational accounting and other areas as assigned by the Controller.Lead critical accounting automation projects including the design, implementation, and maintenance of scalable ERP systems.Develop and monitor KPIs and other benchmarks to measure functional performance.Provide financial analysis and data gathering support as needed for budgeting process, financings, capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.Keep abreast of new accounting guidance/standards as it relates to existing and new business operations. Advise executive management, senior leadership, and the Board of Trustees on the accounting/financial implications of major decisions and issues facing the Authority.Develop finance manual on key accounting policies.Responsible for department's financial technology and systems, including SAP, Blackline and other integrated applicationsKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesExcellent communications skills, well organized and highly effective in collaborating and interfacing with the company's senior management teamAbility to build effective relationships with all levels within an organization.Strong analytical capability and the ability to formulate effective and actionable solutions.Must have the knowledge and capability to link accounting, planning and administrative activities to the strategic orientation and direction of the organization.Energy industry background and understand GAAP, FERC, GASB and other utility accounting practices and standards strongly preferredStrong knowledge of accounting processes and related systemsEducation, Experience and CertificationsBachelor's degree required; Accounting or related field preferred.MBA preferredCPA RequiredMinimum of 10 years of experience in Accounting or Finance required; with increasing responsibility in a multinational organization preferred.Proven professional experience as a financial leader with a minimum of 8 years functional experience at the leadership level.Physical RequirementsNew York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $179,000 - $200,000. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates' relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to .

Keywords: New York Power Authority, White Plains , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , White Plains, New York

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