Prepare standard and adjusting journal entries for review by Financial Manager.
Perform second review of standard and adjusting journal entries prepared by Financial Manager, Accounting Assistant, or other staff.
Approve purchase orders within limits of SPU Purchasing Policy.
Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
Close construction work orders to proper general ledger accounts at year-end, including review of work order program closing data for accuracy and manual closing of remaining work orders.
Assist Financial Manager with internal audit activities and causing a complete financial statement certified audit by a third-party CPA firm.
Assist Financial Manager and Customer Service Manager with completion of assigned report schedules for Public Service Commission of WI (PSCW) Annual Report due April 1 of each year.
Analyze general ledger accounts and research variances to help inform the amounts for annual budget as directed by Financial Manager, conferring with Utility Manager and other managers as needed.
Track projected vs. actual capital and operating spending and review with Financial Manager on a monthly basis.
Assist Financial Manager and WPPI Energy staff with electric and water rate increase applications to PSCW after approval to file by Utility Commission, including completion of necessary schedules, developing responses to requests from PSCW for additional data, and attendance at PSCW rate hearing.
Monitor spending of borrowed project funds and assist with the annual Continuing Disclosure data review as assigned.
Respond to general information requests from Utility Manager, Financial Manager, City staff, fellow employees, associations (WPPI Energy, MEUW, etc.), customers, and outside parties.
Complete miscellaneous financial, wage, and benefit surveys or special reports as directed by Financial Manager.
Assist Financial Manager with development of financial management policies and internal procedure documentation.
Ability to be primary or backup responsibility for all recurring monthly, quarterly, or annual processes for payroll, accounts payable, miscellaneous accounts receivable, and recurring journal entry preparation and posting to general ledger.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with SPU and city employees, WPPI, MEUW, APPA, Utility Commission members, community members, elected officials and regulatory personnel.
Extensive knowledge and experience with personal MS Office applications, especially spreadsheet applications. A demonstrated ability to prepare charts, graphs, and pivot tables is highly desirable.
Understanding of utility operations and ability to understand PSCW rules and regulations.
Previous experience processing payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and preparing general journal entries.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret an extensive variety of technical information and governmental regulations. Ability to effectively communicate and present ideas and recommendations, both orally and in writing.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Good decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Must be able to work independently under general guidance of Financial Manager.
About City of Sun Prairie
Sun Prairie is a vibrant and thriving community located in northeastern Dane county, just east of the City of Madison. The City of Sun Prairie has experienced strong population growth since its incorporation from a village to a city in 1958, undergoing a transformation from a relatively small community of less than 4,000 to an estimated 32,933 today.
The City is well situated regionally, with excellent access to major transportation routes and facilities. Known by many as the birthplace of artist Georgia O'Keefe, Sun Prairie benefits from its proximity to the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin, which provide many amenities, events, and attractions for both residents of and visitors to the Sun Prairie area.
Sun Prairie has become known in the region for its high quality of life, its excellent parks and recreation programs, historic downtown, its exceptional public school system, and progressive approach to the development and redevelopment of the community.