Starting Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
The State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Division of Utility Accounting and Finance (UAF) is searching for a talented and hard-working Energy Accountant and Auditor interested in impacting the lives of Virginians. The SCC’s UAF division is responsible for regulating the rates of public utility companies in Virginia, which includes electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater companies.
The Energy Accountant and Auditor hired for this position will participate in the audit of the books and records of public utility companies; review complex accounting transactions; document findings in writing; and communicate with company and other external contacts throughout the audit process. Preparing written testimony and participating in legal proceedings related to audits is another responsibility of this position. The Energy Accountant and Auditor will have the opportunity to attend utility or accounting-related conferences and training events, virtually or in-person. This position is available as an entry-level position and is open to those with 0-2 years of relevant work experience, provided they meet the minimum qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university
In lieu of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, candidates with a master’s degree or post-baccalaureate in Accounting will also be considered
Strong knowledge of accounting and/or auditing
Ability to analyze and interpret financial information
Ability to present oral testimony in a court proceeding virtually or in-person
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and concisely
Proficiency with general office software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel
The ability to work effectively individually and as a member of a team, both remotely and in-person, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with SCC coworkers and with outside constituents
A natural inquisitiveness, strong judgment and decision-making skills, initiative, and exceptional reliability are all critical for success in this position
Must be willing and able to travel up to 10% of the time for audits
Note: Due to COVID-19 the SCC has temporarily suspended all travel, which will resume at a later date to be determined
1-2 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and/or financial analysis
The CPA designation or eligibility for the CPA exam in Virginia (120 semester hours of education, with at least 24 semester hours of accounting courses)
The State Corporation Commission (SCC) fosters a high-performing workforce with a commitment to collegiality, teamwork, collaboration, and alignment with the SCC’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Core competencies that are essential for all SCC employees include achieving organizational results, working with others, and personal management and effectiveness.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, the SCC offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, leave programs, and paid holidays. Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. The state funds a short and long-term disability program.
The SCC regulates various companies and industries in Virginia; therefore, to avoid any conflict, employees are required to sign a Conflict of Interest Form and must dispose of any stock they hold in a regulated company or dispose of any licenses or certificates they hold in any industry regulated by the SCC unless otherwise permitted. Employees also shall report employment of household members by a regulated company.
The SCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Military veterans and national service alumni are encouraged to apply. The SCCuses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization and does not provide sponsorship. If requested, the SCC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and interview process. A background investigation is conducted on the selected candidate as a condition of employment.
The information you submit must clearly demonstrate your experience and qualifications as they relate to this position. Interview consideration is based on the information submitted online.
This position will be classified in the SCC Salary Structure as a Grade P-7 or P-9 and will be non-exempt or exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
The deadline to apply is close of business on July 08, 2021.
Qualified internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are an external candidate, apply on the SCC Career Center website at scc.virginia.gov/pages/Careers. If you are an internal candidate, apply using eSCC (Oracle) - iRecruitment Employee Candidate.
About Virginia State Corporation Commission
The State Corporation Commission is a state agency with regulatory authority over many business and economic interests in Virginia. Created in 1902, its powers are outlined in the state constitution and state law. These include regulation of public utilities, insurance, state-chartered financial institutions, securities, retail franchising, and railroads. It is also the state's central filing office for corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and Uniform Commercial Code liens.
The SCC's structure is unique – it is Constitutionally-organized as an independent department of state government with delegated administrative, legislative and judicial powers. Commission decisions may be appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court. The SCC has three commissioners, and 675 full-time staff.