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DTE Energy Sr Financial Analyst - Technical Acct in Detroit, Michigan

Sr Financial Analyst - Technical Acct


Detroit, MI, US

Company: DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC

Job ID: 1482

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve. We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses. Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers. Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years

  • Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence

  • Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running

  • Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For

  • J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

  • Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”

  • Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

  • Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award

  • Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

External Pre-Hire Assessment Required:Professional Pre-Hire Assessment

Testing Required:Not Applicable

Job Summary


Performs analytical work and research for the Accounting Policy & Research group, which coordinates and manages complex financial accounting and analysis relating to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Regulatory Accounting Principles (RAP) issues. Responsible for researching and assisting with accounting guidance based on accounting authoritative literature and pronouncements. Provides technical accounting and finance expertise on a wide range of accounting and business issues. Provides guidance to lesser experienced analysts and other members of the team.

The External Reporting group’s responsibilities include the preparation and filing of the DTE Energy Form 10-K’s, Form 10-Q’s, and Form 11-K’s with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also handles preparation and submission of annual and quarterly regulatory filings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).

Key Accountabilities

  • Assists with implementation of new accounting pronouncements and accounting research related to financial statement presentation and disclosures

  • Works with and provides analysis to external auditors on emerging accounting issues and reporting matters

  • Supports identification of process improvements and assists with implementation

Accounting Research and Policy

  • Provides accounting guidance on accounting related matters

  • Researches current and emerging accounting issues and implements related accounting policies and procedures

  • Assists with compliance with GAAP and regulatory accounting

  • Prepares accounting analysis and whitepapers

  • Analyzes business transactions and proposes accounting treatment with supervision

External Reporting

  • Provides information for the preparation of external financial reports in compliance with SEC and other regulatory reporting requirements

  • Prepares drafts of financial statements and footnotes

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or business related field and five years of experience in auditing, financial accounting and/or financial reporting

Other Qualifications


  • MBA

  • CPA or three years of experience in public accounting

  • Experience in the energy industry

  • Experience in continuous improvement and process improvement

  • Experience with SAP (Systems, Applications, and Products)

Accounting Policy and Research

  • Experience with application of ASC 815 related to complex derivative transactions and ASC 810 related to new acquisitions/contracts

Other Requirements:

  • Comprehensive understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and SEC reporting requirements

  • Experience in application of a broad range of technical accounting and reporting requirements

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to organize work independently and work in teams

  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong oral/written communication skills

  • Ability to concisely analyze, summarize and present financial information to various management levels (including senior and executive)

  • Ability to respond quickly to changing customer requirements and changes in the business

  • Ability to work overtime during peak reporting periods; flexibility in working hours required

  • Willing to perform an emergency or storm assignment as needed

  • Engages in a positive working environment within and across functional areas

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market:Detroit

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