Responsible for the processing of the organization payroll, associated tax returns and ancillary reporting. Ensures compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local wage and hours laws related to payroll, as well as Cooperative policies and procedures related to pay and compensation. Position requires a high level of confidentiality and discretion.
Requires Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Prefer degree in accounting or minor in accounting.
Requires 4 years of experience in general accounting or payroll with knowledge of accounting principles and procedures.
Requires completion of RUS Borrowers accounting or the ability to complete within 6 months of hire date.
Requires proficiency in Excel
Prefer electric utility experience with working knowledge of UPN software or the ability to learn.
Ensures accurate and on-time payment of cooperative payroll.
Process electronic timesheets.
Ensures proper coding and accuracy in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ensures proper payment for employee payroll deposits, garnishments and established employee deductions.
Accomplish required balancing procedures.
Review employee cost account breakdowns to ensure accuracy.
Ensure proper payment and posting of any additional compensation items.
Ensures balances are correctly maintained related to paid time off.
Monitor employee and retiree deductions to ensure accuracy in coordination with Human Resources department.
Prepares and verifies State and Federal tax deposits, Quarterly Multiple Worksite Report, Quarterly Federal, State and Local tax returns, Occupational Local tax reports, State Unemployment returns, W-2s and other reports as necessary.
Facilitates payment of taxes with Accounting Manager.
Maintains Employee Database:
Maintain employee database related to pay, deductions and associated state and federal tax information changes.
Coordinates with Human Resources to ensure that proper pay and benefit balances are correct.
Reconciles the balances in the general ledger accounts related to payroll and deductions.
Assist with the necessary adjustments of same.
Respond to information request from external auditor and other agencies.
Assist with correcting labor on work orders to facilitate their closing.
Assist with posting of departmental budgets.
Serves as backup for imaging of records.
Emergency Response Duties:
In addition to performing the essential duties of this position the following are emergency response duties:
Assist the Accounting Department in its effort to prepare or coordinate the cooperative needs during an activation of the emergency response plan.
Other duties as assigned.
Maintains a professional and courteous manner at all times with internal and external relationships.
Participation in an open and cohesive work environment where teamwork is supported.
Requires a high level of confidentiality.
Requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Accurately and thoroughly performs job duties.
Completes work with minimum or no errors.
Evaluates and considers results of job responsibilities.
Proficient organizational skills.
Capable of working independently with little or no supervision.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Working knowledge of general office procedures.
Effectively sets priorities and performs in an efficient manner.
Completes primary job functions without duplication of efforts.
Communication with immediate supervisor for approvals of work direction, with co-workers on team assignments and with other departments to clarify information and to resolve issues.
Communication with banking institutions, auditors and government agencies and vendors as necessary for accurate completion of assigned tasks. Communication with other like electric cooperatives to solve identified problems, as well as to increase knowledge through networking activities.
General office conditions. Primarily inside general office conditions with limited outside environmental exposure.
A scheduled work week is 40 hours. Due to unforeseen business needs, the work week may exceed 40 hours.
Must be available during established pay weeks. Scheduling of time off is restrictive based upon payroll cycle and reporting deadlines.
Require the physical ability standing, stooping, bending and walking.
Frequent use of office machines.
*This job description does not include marginal functions that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. The scope and the duties of a given position may change or be temporarily altered based on the business needs of South Kentucky. This document does not create an employment contract. Employment with SKRECC is an “at will” employment relationship.
About South Kentucky RECC
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Kentucky. We are headquartered 75 miles south of Lexington in beautiful Somerset, Kentucky. The cooperative serves more than 70,000 meters.
Somerset is located in South Central Kentucky on the northeastern shore of Lake Cumberland in Pulaski County. Lake Cumberland is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and the main lake is 101 miles (163 km) long and over one mile (1.6 km) across at its widest point.
Somerset/Pulaski County has been able to retain the benefits of a small town, keeping the simple American values in the forefront. Somerset/Pulaski County is an ideal place to live, work, play, and raise a family