The Plant Accountant position is responsible for maintaining accurate records regarding type, location, and value of the Cooperative's distribution system assets in accordance with the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Accounting Guidelines. The Plant Accountant will perform all tasks and duties associated with the assembling, tabulating, and processing cost data for construction and retirement work orders, review materials and overhead and other costs to accumulate totals on work orders. The ideal candidate will have experience with RUS uniform system of account, working knowledge of RUS construction units, material units and record units is a definite plus, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent oral and interpersonal relations skills are required to work effectively with the public, co-workers, and members.
Essential Job Functions:
Audit staking sheets and work orders.
Review materials, labor, and cost data for construction and retirement work orders.
Create journal entries in the accounting software.
Prepare reports as designated by management.
Interact and communicate with Operations personnel.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, preferred.
Basic Microsoft Excel.
0-1 years accounting experience.
Experience with ATS/Meridian, preferred.
Experience with cost accounting, preferred.
Experience with the electric cooperative industry, preferred.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills required.
Must be able to read, write and speak the English language fluently.
Preferred Abilities and Skills:
The following have been ranked the most critical skills associated with this position:
Strong problem-solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills.
Thorough knowledge of maintaining accurate records of Cooperative's distribution system assets in accordance with the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Accounting Guidelines.
Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
Electric Cooperative experience is strongly preferred, but not required.
Strong understanding of journal entries.
Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills while working in a team environment.
Must be well organized, a self-starter and have excellent time management skills.
Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable.
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner.
Proactive and independent.
Flexible and enthusiastic.
Reports to the Accounting Supervisor
(Scale: Rarely = Less than 5%, Occasionally = 5% - 25%, Frequently = More than 25%)
Heavy lifting or moving of materials: Occasionally - Up to 25 pounds.
Operates Equipment: Rarely
Operates Office Machines: Frequently
Awkward Position (stooping, bending etc.): Occasionally
Climbing Maximum: Rarely - 10 feet maximum height
Eye-hand Coordination: Occasionally
Location: Indoor 90% of time, Outdoor 10%
Work Conditions: Very little overtime, only as needed
At Tri-County Electric Cooperative, we actively work with our mission, vision and values in mind.
The mission of our Cooperative family is to enhance the quality of life in our diverse communities by providing safe, reliable, and competitive electric and customer service to our member-owners as good stewards of the environment.
Taking care of our member-owners
Reliable, Responsible, Integrity, Accountability, Respectful and Committed.