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Sr. Accountant I/Sr. Accountant II at Kinder Morgan

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Position Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Senior Accountant for KMI Corporate Accounting Department

• Prepare monthly journal entries and account reconciliations related to various corporate accounting functions (pension/OPEB benefits, intercompany balancing/settlements, restricted stock compensation, debt, captive insurance, environmental reserves, accruals, amortizations)
• Monitor accounts receivable aging for Corporate segment • Analyze financial information; recognize and report on significant variances, trends and irregularities
• Prepare weekly forecast and annual budget information for areas of responsibility • Assist with researching technical accounting transactions/issues for areas of responsibility
• Adhere to deadlines established on monthly close calendar • Participate in audits and provide necessary support to comply with requests for information or response to audit exceptions
• Timely respond to all data requests
• Assist with internal process improvements
• Assist with SEC filings and Federal and State Regulatory Reports as needed
• Participate in invoice verification and coding as necessary
• Regularly use spreadsheets, databases and word processing software and periodically learn new software applications
• Other daily, weekly and monthly duties, and special projects as assigned
• Create and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external customers and departments supported
• Deal with a wide variety of people with courtesy and professionalism
• Maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance
Position Requirements


• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent experience is required Experience / specific knowledge:
• In addition to the education requirement, minimum seven years direct work experience in an accounting-related position, specifically experience in an automated, multi-entity financial system

Competencies, skills, and abilities:
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency level with Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word
• Ability to retrieve and analyze large amounts of data in a short amount of time from customized data bases
• Strong analytical skills and logical thought processes, with the ability to identify and resolve simple to complex general accounting issues
• Must be self-motivated and detail oriented
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others, and maintain confidentiality
• Ability to complete work in a prioritized and organized fashion
• Ability to successfully perform multiples tasks, often with strict or changing deadlines
• Must be able to work with a team, take direction from others, focus attention on details, follow work rules, and adhere to established work schedules
• Ability to identify, understand and meet/exceed expectations in an employee/employer relationship
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to perform the required and expected duties with minimal supervision
• Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job


Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
• General understanding of the energy industry • Knowledge of FERC rules and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
• Experience with Lawson financial software, specifically the General Ledger
• CPA license a plus
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.