Plant Accountant is responsible for accurate accounting and supporting documentation for all construction related expenditures for electric and fiber projects. Maintain Plant records and assimilate financial data necessary to ensure that loan funds are available when needed. Collaborates with Engineering and Operations departments on work order-related matters when necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDES ELECTRIC & FIBER PROJECTS)
Maintains all work order records.
Assigns work order numbers for blanket work orders monthly.
Converts all units of property from staking sheets and inputs data into work order software for all blanket work orders.
Evaluates material, labor, overhead and direct charges to ensure all charges are accurate.
Determines all coding for work orders to assure financing from RUS and other lenders.
Maintains subsidiary ledger of Continuing Property Records and reconciles with the general ledger monthly.
Monthly balancing of Work in Progress with general ledger.
Maintains spreadsheets and reconciles all reimbursements for payments from consumers for line extensions, usage, and developer refunds in accordance with the Cooperative's Terms and Conditions.
Prepares various reports for the month close process such as: Unitization and Distribution, Summary of Retirement Work Orders, including net loss, all invoices, and all refunds for construction cost jobs
Maintains a monthly spreadsheet for the State Corporation Commission property report: poles, wire and streetlights by County and additions and removals to the Sub Station Account.
Prepares information from work orders for engineers/staking technicians in support of work plans.
Responsible to pull work orders for review for inspections upon month-end close. After review and corrections made, these are sent to inspection vendor for sign off.
Coordinates inspection of Form 219 for RUS funding purposes
Determines cost for Engineering for all work plans, cost of service studies, and the Standard Cost per Foot calculations used for line extensions also creates standard unit cost for engineering.
Tracks open work orders to make sure jobs are completed in a timely manner.
Sets up new work plan in the work order system.
Makes sure transformer and meter inventory match what is in Asset Tracker database. Create Service Order record on any discrepancies and updates Asset Tracker.
Assists Finance & Accounting Manager with external audit and consulting requests related to plant and work orders.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.