American Electric Power Financial Reporting Mgr in Columbus, Ohio

Title Financial Reporting Mgr

Auto req ID 16626BR

Location Columbus, OH

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Accounting/Auditing/Tax

Relocation Yes

Job Description Job Summary: Responsible for the planning, review and completion of quarterly and annual SEC reporting as well as all other audited financial statements, quarterly reports and annual reports. Also responsible for the planning, review and completion of footnotes for FERC Form 1 and 3Q filings. Responsible for review of XBRL taxonomy for SEC filings. Responsible for ongoing review of financial reporting controls at the AEP materiality level. Responsible for the development and ongoing review of controls appropriate for standalone audits which are below AEP-level materiality scope.

Principal Accountabilities:

Manage the preparation of SEC and other financial reports including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, Form 1 and 3Q.

Review all audited reports prior to issuance.

Manage relationship with external auditors to ensure timely review of all required audited statements.

Collaborate with internal audit team to ensure timely review of all required control processes.

Perform analytical review of financial data.

Interpret and apply accounting regulations and pronouncements.

Keep abreast and stay informed of the latest rules, regulations and reporting requirements of the SEC, FASB and FERC.

Manage the Edgar and XBRL processes required for SEC filings.

Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley control processes.

Develop control processes for standalone reports which are below AEP-level materiality scope.

Ensure ongoing compliance for all standalone reports.

Assist in review and preparation of responses to SEC comment letters.

Manage and cultivate positive business relationships between financial reporting and AEP business partners.

Lead strategic initiatives from a reporting perspective.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelors in Accounting/Finance, or Business with a concentration in Accounting.

Experience: 8 years' experience in industry/public accounting.

Licenses/Certifications: CPA certification preferred,

Requirements - Other:

Exposure to and familiarity with the utility industry preferred.

Preferred experience in SEC reporting.

Strong competency in written and oral communication.

Public accounting experience preferred but not required.

Proficient in Microsoft applications required.

Detail oriented with an ability to employ a logical approach to accomplish objectives and solve issues.

Ability to lead multiple projects and adapt to changing circumstances and requirements.

Ability to promote a positive culture within a team setting.

Ability to lead and manage others.

Continuous improvement mindset with the following competencies: Adaptability, Flexibility, Creativity and Initiative.

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