Philadelphia Gas Works

  • Manager, Budget and Reporting

    Accounting & Reporting Department
    ID
    2018-1413
    Employment Status
    Regular/Full Time
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Job Locations
    US-PA-Philadelphia
    ADP Department #
    Accounting & Reporting Department [45]
  • Overview

    Philadelphia Gas Works

     

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

     

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

     

    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.

     

    Make a difference in your future – Become part of the PGW Team! 

     

    Manager, Budget & Reporting

     

    Responsibilities

     

    Budget Administration

     

    Supervise and coordinates the preparation, analysis, verification and review of the annual financial budgets,  five-year forecast plans and various other financial reports including Administrative, Tax, Paid Rate Approval, Cost Control, Personnel and Departmental Budgets, Deviation Reporting, Paid Hour Analysis, Labor Hour Verification, Constant Labor Rate Computation, Expenditure and FERC account budget worksheets and Payroll Reconciliation.

     

    Participate and testifies in formal budget and rate requests hearings for the Philadelphia Gas Commission and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; provides documentation used in responding to formal and informal data requests company’s rate case presentations.

     

    Prepare documentation and official statements in response to governmental and professional reports and inquires including but not limited to:  Revenue bond prospectus and commercial paper program sales, Periodic cash and financial forecasts for short/long-term financial planning by executive management, Narrative and cost savings report, and analytical projections for accounts receivable, uncollectible reserve, etc.

     

    Maintain PGW's Oracle Chart of Accounts consisting of Journal Entry accounts, FERC accounts, Sub-accounts, Departmental segments, Location and Product Line and all pertinent information regarding the gas cost rate factors used in the development of revenue projections.

     

    Monitor the daily and monthly activities of the general ledger; verifies posting of general entries; develops new procedures for detailed account analyses; gives support to the general ledger staff when needed.

     

    Personnel Management

     

    Assess employee needs ensuring subordinates are properly trained and adhere to company policies, practices and procedures including collective bargaining agreement when applicable. 

     

    Evaluate and meets with subordinates to discuss work performance providing appropriate commendations and disciplinary actions to ensure employees are well equipped to meet and/or exceed job expectations.

     

    Supervise subordinate quality of work and work activities by determining priorities of activities, making work assignments, monitors projects, and providing direction and assistance as required. 

     

     

    Finance & Accounting

     

    Control funds to ensure the organization's financial integrity by preparing apportionments and allotments, monitoring use of funds, conducting financial reviews and developing strategies for resolving conflicts such as reductions in project/departmental budget cost reductions coupled with the expansion of other organizational initiatives.

     

    Assist the Accounting staff with the Fiscal Year-end accounting processes and acts as Accounting's representative for all new software packages.

     

    Develop justification for all capital projects and monthly justification for all variances for the financial budgets and conducts presentation of the budget and forecast for submission to Senior Management Team, City’s Finance Director, Philadelphia Facilities Management Company Board, and the Philadelphia Gas Commission.

     

    Serve as the Labor Administrator for the Time, Labor and Management system (TLM) ensuring system integrity by addressing future issues, defects, new configuration, reporting requirements and general system maintenance as well as providing direction over the labor and ancillary cost accounting functions and allocation information systems.

     

    Other Related Functions

     

    Serve as the Budget liaison on several committees including but not limited to TLM Production Team, Budget Policy & Procedures, American Gas Association’s Budget and Financial Forecasting committee with special emphasis on keeping abreast with member utilities on budgeting policies and procedures.

     

    Keep abreast of changes to the GAAP and GASB standards as well as current trends in related accounting and budgeting issues.

     

    Perform other special projects and assignments as requested

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or other related area.

    5 – 7 years’ experience related experience working in an energy utility environment performing as an auditor, accountant, financial analyst, etc.
     
    1 – 3 years’ experience in at least three of these finance areas: budgeting, spending, control, auditing and reporting, property records section in a capital intensive environment.
     
    Certified Public Accountant (CPA), “Big 4” auditor or a Master’s Degree preferred.
     
    Must have analytical skills with the ability to produce detailed verbal and written financial reports/statements.
     
    Must have knowledge of general office practices including but not limited to office administration, budget/accounting principles, procurement procedures, strategic planning, team building and personnel management.
     
    Must have supervisory skills with the ability to create a professional and constructive environment that fosters a team-oriented and customer service approach to day-to-day operations.
     
    Must have knowledge of the Uniform System of Accounts issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
     
    Must be knowledgeable in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
     
    Must have project management skills with a high degree of technical skill involving accounting systems, project analysis and governmental reporting.
     
    Must be familiar with Accounting Software packages, preferably Oracle Financials.

     

    Residency RequirementAll 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.   Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded.

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