Sr Accountant

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

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.


This position will be responsible for supporting the Controller team for both the financial reporting and external reporting team. This position will assist with closing the ledgers, account analysis and assist in the preparation, review and coordination of external compliance filings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, review and support financial reporting team on month-end close responsibilities.
  • Prepare account analysis and assist in financial statement analysis and reporting
  • Prepare, review and coordinate external filings including assisting in the preparation of financial statements, disclosures and supplemental information for SEC filings.
  • Assist and support periodic reports for forms to:
  • The Missouri Public Service Commission
  • FERC Filings
  • Benefit Plan statements including Form 5500
  • Governmental surveys and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of financial information for various management presentations and ad hoc analysis
  • Keep abreast of changing US GAAP, SEC and regulatory rules and regulations
  • Assist with internal and external audit requests
  • Execute special project and ad hoc requests, as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to work in an extremely fast paced and agile environment
  • Maintain regular and reliable level of attendance
  • Ability to plan, manage time effectively and be productive with multiple concurrent tasks
  • Communicate project status and results to team
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Effective presentation and communication skills

Supervisory Responsibilities

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar degree
  • CPA desired or working toward CPA certification

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Experience with FERC and utility regulatory accounting strongly preferred
  • Strong, detailed knowledge of US GAAP
  • Advanced skills and experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working in large scale ERP systems such as Oracle, Oracle HFM  experience strongly preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work is performed in a shared, open-office environment.
  • Requires work during nonstandard business hours with occasional travel.



We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


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. 


Job Location: St Louis

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