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Staff Accountant I, II or Sr

Responsible for execution of general accounting duties in any of the staff level functions. These functions encompass, but are not limited to, maintaining accurate records that reflect the Cooperatives' general ledger and subsidiary ledgers. Emphasis is on ensuring that the General Ledger and supporting documentation reflect an accurate and timely picture of the two cooperatives in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and the accounting standards of applicable regulatory bodies. Performs assigned phases of accounting functions on a rotating basis in accordance with experience, training and departmental needs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Four-year degree in accounting or business administration or substantial equivalent experience.
Two plus years of progressively responsible accounting experience preferably in a utility setting.
Solid understanding of accounting principles and applications.
Working knowledge of spreadsheet and database applications.
Experience with a substantial accounting software, SAP preferred.
Knowledge of corporate taxation, property tax valuations, and sales tax statutes. Specific knowledge related to the utility industry and/or cooperative taxation is a plus.
An equivalent combination of related education, training, professional certification, and/or experience may be substituted for requirements listed above.
SALARY AND LEVEL WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Review and evaluate proposed accounting, tax and regulatory statements, interpretations, concept statements and determine possible effect on Cooperatives' accounting and business practices.
Assist in the timely and accurate preparation of income tax returns and property tax reports.
Oversee Accounts Payable function to include, but not limited to, recording accounts payable accruals, oversight of 1099 filing process, determining proper sales tax rates, and reconciliations to the General Ledger.
Oversee the functions related to capital leases, including, but not limited to initial calculations and amortization tables, monthly adjusting entries and detail composition of general ledger balances.
Process and record appropriate monthly accruals/deferrals.
Complete month and year end SAP close process.
Other duties as assigned.



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