Staff Accountant

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for a full range of financial and operational analysis, and various other financial projects in support of the Retail Business Units.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Responsible for accounting support of the Retail Companies including but not limited to:Prepare and analyze monthly profitability.

Interface in a variety of forums to research and obtain financial information relating to variance analysis.

Prepare monthly accounting entries.

Prepare monthly account reconciliations.

Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reporting documents or schedules.

Maintain monthly data models.

Analyze detail level data from the Data Warehouse.



Assist in the on-going development or enhancements of the current accounting and reporting functions.

Ensure SOX and internal controls are operating effectively, and documentation is accurate and complete


Working Conditions:

Open office environment.

Some overtime required during the accounting close and as special projects arise.

Hybrid work schedule (in office 3-4 days per week)


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor ‘s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university required

1-2 years of Accounting or Finance Experience preferred

Previous experience in the Power Industry preferred


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficient in effectively communicating to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form.

Excels in quickly conceptualizing and assimilating data to make decisions and take appropriate action

Adapts effectively to a new and changing environments.

Strong analytical skills and flexibility in dealing with multiple projects.

Comfortably handles risk and uncertainty.


Proficient in the operation of personal computers and windows-based software, specifically Excel. Experience inSAP and HFM would be beneficial but is not required

Works independently through the use of initiative and self-motivation.

Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.



Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission
  • Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.   
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
  • Generous PTO plan, plus 8 company holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands


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** No Outside Recruiters or Agencies **


You must reside in the United States to be eligible for this position.

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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