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Accounting Analyst


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Jul 1, 2024

Requisition ID: 17322


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Provides, operates and maintains computer systems for accounting functions, cost analysis, production of corporate financial statements, and budgets that will provide all levels of SRP management with the financial information they require to make both financial and operational decisions on a timely basis. Provides internal consulting and special reporting needed on an on-request basis, company wide for accounting related matters. Provides expertise required to administrate accounting special studies, allocation of distributable accounts, all corporate financial load rates, and development of financial computer systems.

This position is part of the Financial Reporting team within Corporate Accounting Services. Financial Reporting provides, operates, and maintains the company's accounting records for the production of corporate financial statements and budgets, which are used by all levels of SRP management to make financial and operational decisions on a timely basis.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for producing timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Prepare month-end journal entries and account reconciliations to ensure proper accounting in compliance with established financial controls and policies.
  • Perform budget-to-actual comparison financial analysis, investigate significant variances and provide commentary.
  • Prepare financial statement, special-purpose entity, and other presentations for board committees, executive management and governmental agencies.
  • Provide internal consulting and special reporting on an as-needed basis for accounting-related matters on a company-wide basis.
  • Review contracts, leases and other agreements for proper accounting treatment.
  • Assist in determining the basis and allocation of distributable costs.
  • Work with individuals in other departments within the company.
  • Demonstrate good communication and customer service skills with individuals both within and outside the organization.
  • Participate with analysts from application services, on developing new financial systems. Responsible for identification of requirements, functional design, testing, documentation and training.

What It Takes To Succeed

High degree of confidentiality required. Ability to handle stress from cutoff and accounting period closings and work deadlines. CPA or CIA is helpful.


Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.  Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas, OPT, or other employment-related visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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