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Staff Accountant

at Sempra Energy

Posted: 3/14/2020
Job Reference #: 5000580368106

Job Description

Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Perform multiple accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis assignments for entities that comprise Sempra Energy's Parent (Corporate Center) and Sempra Texas Utilities under the direction of manager and/or supervisor. Responsibilities includes month-end accounting, support management and regulatory reporting, and preparation of standard operating procedures for assigned tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position performs a wide spectrum of financial and accounting assignments with minimal technical direction, including but not limited to:
  • Prepare and post journal entries.
  • Prepare detailed account analyses and account reconciliations.
  • Prepare internal and external financial reports.
  • Maintain accounting and financial records of the companies.
  • Process and/or support the processing of financial transactions.
  • Interact and respond to inquiries and requests from outside departments, internal and external auditors and management.
  • Identify operational or accounting issues within individual area of responsibility and collaborate with senior staff and/or manager to develop solutions.
  • Collaborate to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  • Record monthly cash settlement transactions into GL and communicate with counterparties to confirm information and resolve discrepancies with Cash Management, Sempra Affiliates and functional departments.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual reporting requirements to ensure compliance with various governing agencies (i.e. Financial Accounting Standards Board, SEC, etc.). This includes support of the SOX compliance and audit requirements.
  • Ad hoc reporting and assignments in support of accounting implementation of new applications and/or projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • CPA a plus.
  • 3+ years experience in public and/or professional accounting.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Requires understanding of generally accepted accounting principles to determine appropriateness of accounting and reporting treatment.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of accounting methods and techniques and possess excellent problem solving skills.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; advanced knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of other Microsoft Office products, SAP, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is also desirable.
  • Must be able to effectively interact in a team environment.

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