Senior Accountant, Derivatives

Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Princeton, NJ, US, 08540 Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

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Job Summary: 

Responsible for day-to-day derivative accounting activity and supporting NRG Commercial Operations.  The position also has responsibility for ASC 815 (FAS 133) compliance including commodities, foreign exchange, and interest rate transactions.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recording month-end derivative accounting journal entries.
  • Responsible for preparing monthly and quarterly reconciliations and analysis of derivative results.
  • Responsible for meeting with regional accounting teams to review the impact of derivative activity.
  • Responsible for ensuring all documentation requirements of ASC 815 are met on a timely, accurate basis.
  • Perform derivative accounting research including writing technical accounting memos.
  • Work with the Commercial Operations and Risk Management groups to proactively address the accounting implications related to new derivative transactions.
  • Support derivative accounting system updates.
  • Partner with other business units and/or departments to identify and facilitate business process improvements.
  • Assist with tracking, analyzing and reporting all derivative transactions including the preparation of related footnotes in NRG’s SEC filings.
  • Monitor the internal control environment and ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Sec. 404 legislation as it relates to the work processes within the derivative accounting department.
  • Assist with special projects as requested.


Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 3 days a week in the office.
  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Limited travel (<5% of the time)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with at least two years of experience in general financial accounting and 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 complex accounting issues, derivative accounting, or technical accounting is preferred. 
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP system is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Aligne/Zai*net or similar trading system is a plus.
  • Prior experience in the energy industry or similar commodity-based business a plus but not required.
  • CPA or MBA a plus.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • N/A


Physical Requirements:

  • N/A



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 Flexible FTO plan, where you take the time you need; also includes 11 company holidays, and 1 floating holiday
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands





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