American Water Accountant II (AWE) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

  • Primary Role*

Responsible for the compilation and analysis of accounting/financial information and the maintenance of complete and accurate general ledgers for the American Water market based lines of business. Assists in the consolidation process and provides reporting support and other services to the Financial Planning and Analysis, External Reporting, and Tax teams.

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Prepares journal entries and assists in analyzing financial results and variances, ensuring completeness and accuracy of the line of business general ledgers.

  • Prepares account reconciliations, including the timely investigation and resolution of discrepancies and reconciling items.

  • Provides reporting support, information and analysis to assist in consolidation and the External Reporting team’s fulfillment of the Company’s quarterly and annual SEC reporting requirements.

  • Participates in the annual consolidated and other required contractual audits and assists in the preparation of required financial statements, ensuring compliance with US GAAP, internal controls and Company policies and practices.

  • Interfaces/liaises with the Financial Planning and Analysis, Cash/Treasury, Accounts Payable and Tax teams, providing technical guidance, expertise and information for accounting and reporting matters and assistance in interpreting and analyzing financial results.

  • Assists with special projects and initiatives to optimize the effectiveness of existing business applications, technologies and systems and to build efficiencies/improvements into current business processes.

  • Assists in the refinement and maintenance of the accounting/financial policies, practices, internal controls and operating procedures to ensure the integrity of the Company’s internal control structure.

  • Education*

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required.

  • Work Experience, Skills and Knowledge*

  • Two to four years of relevant experience required.

  • Prior public accounting, corporate and/or multi-subsidiary company experience a plus.

  • Prior experience working in the utility industry a plus.

  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP and the ability to apply principles and practices to accounting matters.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); knowledge of advanced Microsoft Excel functionalities (i.e. pivot and look-up tables, etc.) a plus.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with proven ability to interact effectively with internal customers and external professionals (i.e. auditors).

  • Excellent analytical, systemic and problem solving skills, including the ability to work in teams or effectively work independently.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on initiative, knowledge sharing, team building and decision making.

  • Join American Water. We care about water. It's what we do.*®

  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.