Date: May 10, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking an Accountant to work in the Birmingham, Alabama office. This position will be responsible for the preparation and completion of monthly journal entries, financial statements, quarterly reports, yearly reports, and special reports required by the Company and other outside governmental agencies. This position is also responsible for maintaining accurate financial records.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, project adjustments, reconciliations, financial statements, reports, etc.
  • Analyze general ledger accounts
  • Create capital projects and review those created by other departments
  • Perform monthly closing responsibilities, including project & Fixed Asset processing of AFUDC and Depreciation, and all other Fixed Asset transactions
  • Prepare various schedules and reports
  • Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets
  • Keep abreast of changes in accounting rules
  • Collaborate with other members of the Financial Reporting team and other departments to meet deliverables and deadlines
  • Work on projects, including preparing rate case work papers, annual budgets, ad hoc requests, etc.
  • Copy and distribute various statements and reports
  • All other duties as assigned
Essential Characteristics and Competencies
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function
Required Education (certifications, licenses)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar degree
Required knowledge, skill and abilities
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience working in large scale ERP systems such as Oracle & SAP preferred
Physical demands, environment and schedule
  • Work Environment: Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Working Hours: Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Extra time may be required to meet strict deadlines
  • Travel: Occasional travel may be required
We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective
Posting Requirements

The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: Birmingham

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