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Energy Accountant/Auditor

Virginia State Corporation Commission
Richmond, Virginia
$53,000 to $70,000
Closing date
Feb 26, 2022

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Energy Accountant/Auditor

Anticipated Starting Salary Range: $53,000 - $70,000

Starting Salary Commensurate with Qualifications & Experience

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is looking to add an Energy Accountant/Auditor to the Division of Utility Accounting and Finance (UAF). We are seeking a talented and hard-working accounting professional interested in impacting the lives of Virginians.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the audit of the books and records of public utility companies
  • Communicate with public utility companies and other external contacts
  • Prepare for and participate in legal proceedings
  • Collaborate and learn from senior-level staff members
  • Attend utility or accounting-related conferences and training events
  • Review complex accounting transactions and document findings in writing
  • Travel to audits in or out of Virginia (travel expenses are paid by the SCC)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some work experience in accounting, auditing, or financial analysis is preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or a post-baccalaureate certificate in Accounting from an accredited institution
  • Eligibility to take the CPA exam in Virginia (120 semester hours of education, with at least 24 semester hours of accounting courses)
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and/or auditing
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial information
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely
  • Critical thinker with a curious nature
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prepare and present oral testimony in a court proceeding
  • Exceptional reliability
  • Strong analytical ability and initiative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications, especially in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the SCC and with outside constituents
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (*Due to COVID-19 the SCC has temporarily suspended all travel)

SCC Overview:

Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, the SCC is a state agency with regulatory authority over many business and economic interests in Virginia. The Energy Accountant/Auditor position is in the SCC’s Division of Utility Accounting and Finance (UAF) which is responsible for regulating the rates of public utility companies in Virginia, which includes electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater companies. More information about the SCC may be found on our website: 

The SCC offers rewarding, impactful work, flexible telework options, work-life balance, and professional development opportunities.  The SCC offers tuition assistance towards accounting courses for CPA licensure after one year of employment.  The SCC fosters a high-performing workforce with a commitment to diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and alignment with the SCC’s mission and strategic goals.  Core benefits provided to SCC employees include competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, leave programs, and paid holidays. Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. The state also funds a short and long-term disability program.

The SCC regulates various companies and industries in Virginia; therefore, to avoid any conflict, employees are required to sign a Conflict of Interest Form and must dispose of any stock they hold in a regulated company or dispose of any licenses or certificates they hold in any industry regulated by the SCC unless otherwise permitted. Employees also shall report employment of household members by a regulated company.

The SCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Military veterans and national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  The SCC uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization and does not provide sponsorship.  If requested, the SCC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and interview process. A background investigation is conducted on the selected candidate as a condition of employment. 

This position will be classified in the SCC Salary Structure as a Grade P-7, P-9, or P-11 and will be non-exempt or exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

This position will remain open until filled; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by close of business on February 21, 2022.

Qualified candidates must apply on the SCC Career Center website at

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