New Job Public Utilities Examiner In New Hampshire



Company : The State of New Hampshire
Salary : $51,558 - $72,755 a year
Location : New Hampshire

Full Description

State of New Hampshire Job Posting

Department of Energy

21 S. Fruit Street, Concord NH 03301

Utilities Examiner


Labor Grade: 25

Position #18224

*See total compensation information at the bottom of announcement.

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Energy has a full time vacancy for a Utilities Examiner.

SUMMARY: Performs highly responsible accounting, auditing and administrative work, analyzing finance and rate increase petitions and preparing studies of capital structures, rate of return, cost of capital and verification of exhibits for the Department of Energy; does related work as required.


· Analyzes finance and rate increase petitions preparing studies of capital structures, rates of return, cost of capital and verification of exhibits.

· Prepares accounting, financial and statistical schedules for the information of the Department of Energy, Chief Auditor or for final presentation in finance or rate cases.

· Performs field audits of utility books of accounts and financial operations gathering supporting data for all information listed in submitted reports, preparing audit reports and recommending corrective action to remedy accounting errors and irregularities.

· Analyzes public utility accounts including the auditing and interpretation of accounting reports as submitted by public utility businesses.

· May act as lead auditor on assigned projects and exercises supervision over clerical assistants.

· Consults with and advises company officials relative to the commission's uniform system of accounts and to accounting procedures related to required information and reports requested by the commission.

· May participate in meetings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding their audits of New Hampshire utility companies and may attend exit audit meetings with FERC auditors and company officials.

· Examines witnesses at commission hearings to develop data for commission judgements and may participate as an expert witness.

· Provides financial information regarding utilities to various parties including other government agencies, interveners, interested parties and the general public.

· Maintains knowledge of internal Revenue Service tax regulations, Federal Energy Regulation Commission orders and rules, National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners information, Federal Communication Commission regulations.

· Keeps abreast of developments in financial market and interest rate activities doing research in connection with rate cases in Moody's, Standard and Poor's, Barron's, the Wall Street Journal and Federal Reserve Bulletins and Value Lines.


Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in accounting or business administration. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Five years' experience in a public accounting or certified public accounting firm including experience in physical operations and the field of automatic data processing.

License/Certification: Possession of a valid New Hampshire driver's license and/or have access to transportation for statewide travel.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the theory and practices of accounting in its application to government accounting systems including exposure to data processing functions. Knowledge of management practices. Knowledge of the functions of state government. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, initiative, and imagination in developing and maintaining operating policies and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with the general public, governmental departments, officials and other employees of the Public Utilities Commission. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority

For further information please contact Karen Moran, Administrator II at [email protected] .


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee's union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

Value of State's share of Employee's Retirement: 14.53% of pay

Other Benefits:

o Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

o Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

o State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

o Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan

o $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low cost group life insurance

o Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

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TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964