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Staff Accountant, Generation

Date Posted: Mar 24, 2020

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: 


  • Responsible for day-to-day accounting activities for all cash applications and payment of broker fees.  This includes month-end and quarter-end accounting close and reporting tasks related to cash applications as well as month-end checkouts with our trading brokers. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for accounting, financial reporting, and analysis for cash and accounts receivable accounts
  • Handle the settlement and tie-out process for all broker fees including invoicing and checkout with various brokers.
  • Work with various members of accounting team to determine the proper application of cash received
  • Work closely with trading desk and risk management department to ensure broker fees are captured accurately in the trading system.
  • Perform the monthly reconciliation of our cash and clearing accounts.
  • Perform various balance sheet reconciliations for Supply/Commercial Operations accounts.
  • Assist with financial settlement process as needed.
  • Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Assist with special projects as requested.


Working Conditions:


  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Limited travel (<5% of the time)




Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with one to three years of experience in general accounting and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently in team-oriented culture in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP system is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Aligne or similar trading system is preferred.
  • Prior experience in the energy industry or similar commodity-based business a plus but not required.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • N/A


Physical Requirements:


  • N/A



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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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