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Date Posted: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Princeton, NJ, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Job Summary:

The Senior Accountant will oversee general accounting operations by preparing financial statements, reports, and records through collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual SEC filings such as Forms 10-Q and 10-K, including preparation of work paper support for prime financial statements, footnotes, management discussion and analysis, and external auditor compliance checklists
  • Utilize financial reporting software to create, maintain and update reporting templates and data queries
  • Actively research new and existing accounting literature to ensure compliance with GAAP accounting standards, including preparation of documentation for appropriate accounting and disclosure of complex business transactions and events
  • Assist in compiling support for quarterly and annual earnings press releases and presentations for investors and analysts
  • Support various aspects of the external audit, including managing audit requests to ensure compliance with financial reporting requirements
  • Document internal control procedures and assist internal audit with periodic testing to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and controls pertaining to the financial reporting process
  • Assist with reviews of stand-alone financial statements prepared by the regional accounting teams
  • Compile information/data for governmental census surveys, as required on an annual or quarterly basis
  • Assist with special projects involving financial deliverables and ad hoc reporting as needed


Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment.
  • May occasionally be required to work nights and/or weekends to meet quarterly and annual reporting deadlines
  • Required overnight travel less than 10-15%


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting (In lieu of an Accounting degree, a Bachelor’s degree in a similar field of study COMBINED with 4 years of experience as a Corporate or Public Accountant may be considered)
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Corporate Accounting
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting  and reporting principles
  • Knowledge of general ledger and reporting software
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP, HFM, and Wdesk
  • Three plus years of SEC reporting experience


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Robust writing and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible interpersonal style
  • Solid attention to details
  • capability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong analytic abilities






NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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