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Ignite Leadership Rotational Program - Accounting Track

NextEra Energy’s talented and diversified finance, accounting and business services organizations provide great value to the organization and its stakeholders. Due to the continuing growth of our renewable energy generation business, NextEra Energy is recruiting finance and accounting professionals at the beginning of their careers with the aim of developing them into our future leaders. Learn more:

This two-year leadership development rotational program will expose the Rotation Associate to critical finance and accounting functions in both the corporate operations of electricity-generating facilities and the most exciting facets of the growing renewable energy industry.  Finance, accounting, or business related degree preferred. The new Ignite Leadership Program class will start in either January or June 2020.  Successful candidates will interact with experts in various disciplines while learning finance & accounting best practices in areas such as:
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Property Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Revenue Accounting
  • Supply Chain
  • Internal Audit
  • Renewable Energy Asset Onboarding (wind, solar, battery storage assets)
  • Tax Accounting & Forecasting
  • Power Generation Business Services
  • Power Delivery Business Services
After two years and four rotations, graduates of the Ignite Leadership Program will be well-positioned for a successful career in one of NextEra Energy’s finance or accounting organizations listed above.
Under the supervision of a trained management team, the candidate will:
  • Learn and understand the business: key operational drivers, finance/accounting issues for assigned functional area(s), related market forces
  • Understand the finance/accounting impact of business transactions; ensure compliance with current GAAP requirements
  • Demonstrate a strong drive to succeed and take ownership of assigned tasks
  • Meet deadlines related to the finance, accounting, forecasting and reporting processes
  • Build strong working relationships across the organization to ensure the proper accounting, consolidation and reporting of assigned functional areas
  • Support internal and external reporting functions (e.g., 10-K, 10-Q, management reporting, etc.)
  • Comply with all Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) processes within assigned functional area
  • Execute special projects (e.g., software implementations, Six Sigma projects, Agile projects, process automation, implementation of new accounting standards)
The ideal candidate will possess the following performance attributes and competencies:
  • Leadership aptitude – desire and initiative to ultimately progress into a team leadership role
  • Team player – collaborative orientation; focused on team success over personal gain
  • Driven – self-motivated; committed to excellence and personal growth
  • Problem solver – ability to identify issues and develop practical solutions
  • Professional skills – excellent communication skills and a bias for action
  • Innovation mindset – interest in learning new things and applying knowledge to create innovative solutions
  • Process & project management – strong planning and organizational skills 
  • Integrity – compliance with all legal, regulatory, and company rules and policies
The successful candidate will further develop the following competencies:
  • Technical skills – researching, interpreting and applying finance/accounting rules and policies
  • Analytical skills – identifying anomalies and explaining core variance drivers
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Financial reporting – preparing financial statements and drafting footnotes
  • Internal controls – understanding and complying with the internal controls environment
  • Leadership – ability to utilize leadership skills in a collaborative team environment
Take charge of your career – come learn and grow with the renewable energy industry leader!
Job Overview
This position is a job rotation into a particular business unit or department for a specified period of time. Employees in this job perform the specific duties of another position to increase business knowledge, develop new skills and gain a broader understanding of the business.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participates in all assigned activities for the purpose of learning about the specific function(s)
  • Gains understanding of business unit interactions, both internally and externally
  • Makes impactful contributions that benefit both the business and the participant
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • High School Grad / GED
  • Experience: 0+ years

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree