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Senior Staff Accountant

05/08/2019 Locations Berlin-CT

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As a member of the Financial Reporting team, the senior accountant will work in a collaborative group responsible for preparation of SEC reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other audited financial statements. The senior accountant will collect and analyze financial data, prepare workpapers, and review workpapers supporting financial statement disclosures, ensuring all reporting is in compliance with GAAP and SEC disclosure requirements. The senior accountant collaborates with other functional groups and obtains the information necessary to draft the appropriate

language for footnotes, MD&A and other critical disclosures in the 10-K and 10-Q.

The senior accountant will research and interpret complex GAAP accounting standards and complicated new transactions entered into by the Company and document accounting positions, as well as participate in the implementation of new accounting pronouncements or SEC rules and regulations.  Other responsibilities include preparation and/or review of ad hoc reporting deliverables, keeping current on new GAAP and SEC reporting requirements, review XBRL instance documents, and special projects as necessary. The senior accountant works closely with various departments throughout the organization, including SEC legal counsel and investor relations, to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reporting matters.


A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 8 years of related experience required or 5 to 7 years of related experience required with at least 4 of those years in a Big Four or regional public accounting firm with SEC experience.  An MBA is desirable, and CPA designation is preferred.

Work experience in an SEC reporting company, including work in Financial Reporting and Research areas highly preferred. Knowledge of SEC regulations, FASB standards and GAAP affecting accounting and financial reporting required. Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302 disclosure controls and procedures surrounding the SEC reporting process required. Strong research and analytical skills, exceptional written communication skills of highly technical subject matter, high degree of accuracy and attention to detail required. Proficiency with MS Office applications required. Experience with Workiva Wdesk and HFM consolidation application highly preferred.  Experience with Eversource financial and reporting systems preferred. Excellent spoken communication, judgment, adaptability/flexibility and teamwork skills are necessary.  The selected individual must possess the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously along with a high degree of initiative and ownership in a fast-paced environment.  The senior accountant must be able to work effectively under pressure due to inflexible deadlines mandated by outside parties and rapidly changing conditions and/or requirements.


Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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

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