External Reporting Analyst (Accountant)


JOB TITLE: External Reporting Analyst (Accountant)


DEPARTMENT: Controller – Kansas City Headquarters

LOCATION: Kansas City, Missouri

Topeka, KS

PAY RANGE: External Reporting Analyst I – $49,200 – $61,500

External Reporting Analyst II – $60,200 – $75,300

External Reporting Analyst Sr. – $76,400 – $101,800

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs activities necessary for the timely, complete and accurate submission of assigned sections of 34 Act SEC filings including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and annual reports on Form 10-K, and Monthly and Quarterly Financial Analysis for Management and the Board of Directors. Compiles complete and accurate financial disclosure in accordance with SEC, GAAP and other regulatory requirements. May perform accounting research to recommend and communicate treatment and impacts of new/proposed authoritative guidance as well as applying authoritative guidance to new transactions.
• Timely, complete and accurate submission of assigned sections of 34 Act SEC filings (i.e. 10-K, 10-Q)
• Preparation of the supporting schedules for financial statements, footnote disclosures, management discussion and analysis
• Maintaining complete tie-out documentation under the Company’s SOX controls
• Prepare consolidated financial statements timely and accurately
• Assist in collecting and synthesizing edits received from management, auditors, and attorneys to ensure all comments/edits are addressed and closed
• Prepare and implement new accounting regulations and the applicability of existing accounting regulations
• Prepare assigned FERC Form 1 and Form 3-Q pages timely and accurately
• Prepare assigned sections of consolidated financial statements and footnote disclosure in accordance with GAAP for non-SEC registrant company
• Assist with preparation and analysis of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) associated with the Company’s Form 10-Q and 10-K

Work is performed in a collaborative, team environment with a strong focus on learning the industry and improving one’s accounting acumen. In addition to competitive compensation, Evergy offers a comprehensive benefits package discussed on our website: https://www.evergy.com/careers/benefits.

Education and Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. The preferred candidate will have 1+ years relevant experience in a complex accounting environment, SEC reporting, or public accounting including SEC and GAAP financial reporting preparation, research and compliance. Candidates must have familiarity with large-scale integrated accounting systems as well as advanced proficiency with Excel and Word. Experience within the energy industry and experience with Hyperion Financial Management, Workiva Wdesk and PeopleSoft are preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: • Maintain working knowledge of GAAP, SEC and other regulatory agencies including the ability to apply knowledge to complex issues, develop approved implementation solutions and complete implementation • Prepare and implement disclosure methodology for new accounting regulations and the applicability of existing accounting regulations. This includes researching and interpreting regulations, developing disclosures and gaining approval of management and external auditors as well as supporting the registrants’ position with the SEC and other external organizations. This requires maintaining the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge of the authoritative guidance of all applicable regulatory bodies as well as an understanding of the registrants’ operations. • Display initiative and self-reliance with ability to self-prioritize multiple projects and strict deadlines while maintaining high-quality performance under pressure • Strong analytical and problem solving skills • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization including non-accounting employees • Improve efficiency through focus on innovation, process improvements and effective use of technology • Maintain effective internal controls by developing and following procedures, providing adequate audit trails and maintaining supporting documentation for all aspects of responsibilities • Advanced proficiency with Excel and Word • Effective oral and written communication skills • Ability to work in a team-reliant environment • Willingness to work the hours necessary to meet strict deadlines under pressure

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required: CPA or CMA preferred.

Working Conditions: Hybrid working environment. Accounting staff may choose to work primarily from home or from an office environment, unless circumstances indicate a different working environment is preferred by management. Accounting staff must attend in person one day a month and may be requested to work in person more frequently. Additional hours or weekends will be required to meet necessary reporting requirements. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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