Philadelphia Gas Works

Staff Accountant

Accounting & Reporting Department
Employment Status
Regular/Full Time
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Accounting & Reporting Department [45]


Philadelphia Gas Works


Looking for a challenge and ready to light up your career? 


The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today.  As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth.  PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.

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Free Health Insurance – Free Dental Insurance – Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs


Staff Accountant II must have a minimum of 3 years of continuous work experience, with increased exposure to the development of financial statements and the monthly and annual close process, expedites work flows associated with monthly and year end closing of financial statements and reports including review of account analysis and preparation of the PGW lead sheets. Work as a team member in Finance with responsibility for FSG and ADI report maintenance in Oracle. Serve as a Finance business partner and complements the staff with financial or cost analysis and project management skills to assist in the implementation of finance initiatives.


Staff Accountant III must have a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience in all areas of accounting functions: knowledge and experience in applying various financial evaluation techniques that will allow for the determination of the economic benefits of various financial alternatives; exposure to and ability to determine impact of changes to GAAP and GASB and FASB standards, as well as current trends in accounting. Serve as a Finance business partner and complements the staff with advanced financial or cost analysis and project management skills to assist in or lead the implementation of finance initiatives.

Prepare year-end, routine, ad hoc and special report analysis of PGW financial standings as it relates to assets, liabilities, profits, losses, etc.



Coordinate the completion of the Audit Prepared by Client Listing and all other auditing requests as a liaison to staff of independent auditing firms and working closely with internal department managers, city, state and federal auditors to ensure a high degree of cooperation and coordination in the collection, processing and analysis of necessary information


Coordinate the preparation, review, issuance and control of PGW’s regularly scheduled (monthly, quarterly, annual, and calendar year) reports including various reports to the Philadelphia Gas Commission, the City of Philadelphia, PAPUC, and the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation plus special reports as they are required.


Develop, implement, modify, and document record-keeping and accounting systems including the maintenance of Executive Staff and Accounting/Reporting Shared Drives housing all financial reports utilized by the organization.


Assist the Manager of Accounting and Reporting in the operations of the property records section, accounts payable section, general ledger section, and reconciliation section.


Assist in the review, selection, implementation and maintenance of accounting systems related to the general ledger and related interfacing systems including:  labor distribution, accounts payable and disbursements, collections and billing, budgets, payroll and capital assets.


Assists on a daily basis and is the back up for the Oracle Administration Manager.


Performs other special projects and assignments as directed.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management / MBA / CPA preferred


3-5 years of experience in a $200 M + company


Must have knowledge of the Uniform System of Accounts issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accounting requirements.


Must be familiar with Accounting Software packages, preferably Oracle Financials.


Must have both verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey ideas and data to both staff of union covered employees and the management of the department.


Must have analytical skills with the ability to test, evaluate and ensure data integrity on a non-routine basis.


Residency Requirement:  All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.

We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance.   PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO. 


Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122


While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted.  



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