This position will share responsibility for accounts payable and receivable to support the daily accounting activities of the Cooperative, its month-end process, year-end audit process and various special projects; general ledger transactions and reports, balancing, reconciliations; depreciation, tax reports, cash receipts and disbursements, fixed assets and asset management.
Essential Duties and responsibilities This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
General Accounting • Journal entries-enter correcting and fixed journal entries as needed • Audit schedules-maintain assigned audit spreadsheets to ensure accurate reporting to auditors, respond to external auditor inquires as directed • Account analysis-review general ledger accounts to identify data entry errors and budget trends • Month-end entries-calculate/enter appropriate accruals and allocations for month-end closing • Budgeting-perform data analysis for annual budget; prepare, analyze and distribute monthly budget reports to departments utilizing budget and accounting software • GL account reconciliation-monitor and reconcile account transactions • Write and update job scripts • Maintain accurate records and retention in accordance with records retention policy
Accounts Payable • Invoice processing-match appropriate supporting documents and authorizations for invoice data entry; ensure appropriate taxes are paid or accrued in accordance with Florida tax code • Payment process/check print-ensure legitimate business expenses are disbursed to the correct vendor with proper supporting documentation, approval and payment amount • P-card transactions-review for appropriate supporting documentation, authorization and taxation • Expense reports- review and enter employee expense reports for reimbursement • Materials-monitor and resolve materials that remain uninvoiced
Shared disciplines as assigned • Plant Accounting-review and verify work orders submitted for closing to ensure proper coding and accuracy of material and labor against database; prepare reports to monitor accuracy, closing time frame, and Public Service Commission inspection audits; manage workorder records • Asset Management-Maintain general plant list and values; add and retire assets, manage general plant projects in coordination with department project managers; perform depreciation adjustments as appropriate; resolve project cost discrepancies • Misc. Receivable-Prepare miscellaneous receivable invoices for damage claims, medical insurance, sale of materials, pole attachments, employee purchases; manage collections process • Large Power-Utilize metering software to read substation meters; coordinate with meter tech services, Engineering and IT departments to troubleshoot system and reading errors; assemble and analyze data; provide reports to requesting parties • Credit Balance Refund/Unclaimed property-process credit balance refund checks and manage reissue requests; maintain database, file report and remit payment for unclaimed property in accordance with state statutes; print capital credit checks Taxes • Property-budget for, prepare, file and pay property tax return; research and develop taxable property value of corporate property, plant and equipment and reconcile spreadsheets with general ledger for tax return preparation • Sales and Use- Prepare property tax return; applicable fixed entries, maintain working knowledge of Florida sales tax code • Franchise and Municipal-Calculate and remit; provide requested reports for audit by city
Minimum Required Qualifications and Competencies
The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
2 Year / Associate Degree
accounting or related discipline, or equivalent training and experience
4 Year / Bachelors Degree
accounting, finance or business administration with a concentration in Accounting
Three plus years of experience with the following: accounts payable and accounts receivable; general ledger accounting; cost accounting principles, balancing and reconciling accounts
Previous electric utility accounting experience or related industry
Completion of RUS Borrower Accounting course within 3 years of date of hire
Successful completion of pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen.
Normal work hours shall be eight (8) hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including a personal computer, printers, copy machines, telephone, and fax machine.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Possess solid working knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, concepts and practices; accounting processes and improvement techniques and tools; application of automated systems for financial reporting and accounting purposes
Proficient in Microsoft Office products with efficiency in Word and advanced knowledge in Excel; ability to acquire skills and use of applicable corporate cost and general accounting computer systems
Excellent math skills and ability to prepare spreadsheets; proficiency with a 10-key calculator required
Demonstrated listening, verbal and written communication skills to accurately prepare all types of office correspondence, design and produce reports
Effective planning and organizational skills with excellent documentation and detail orientation
Ability to complete assignments and meet deadlines
Work independently and in a team environment
Excellent customer service orientation and interpersonal skills for effective interaction with managers, employees, vendors, subcontractors, government agencies and others
Exercise good judgment, sound reasoning skills and discretion in making independent decisions commensurate with responsibilities
Ability to use web-based software for accounting and tax reporting applications
Maintain highly confidential information
Effectively manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment, ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in all situations
Perform work under general supervision
Manage a complex segment of the accounting function
Coordinate accounting matters with other departments
Handle moderately complex issues and problems and refer more complex issues to higher-level staff
English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.
Verification: The above qualifications and competencies for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions and technical skills exercise(s).
About SECO Energy
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 210,000 families and businesses across seven counties in Central Florida, making SECO the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the seventh largest in the nation.
In both 2017 and 2016, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Cooperatives” in the J.D. Power Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. In 2015, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Midsize Utilities in the South” by J.D. Power. SECO refers to the three consecutive awards as its “Triple Crown,” and we are grateful to our members for ranking us #1!