The Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Newark, Ohio, serves over 65,500 electric, natural gas and propane members throughout east-central Ohio. As a non-profit cooperative, we are member-owned and controlled by the members we serve. We are committed to serving our members safe, high quality energy services at a reasonable price. We believe in our employees and strive to provide fair, honest and equal treatment with a commitment to training, education, and opportunity for advancement in a safe and secure environment.
At The Energy Cooperative, we take pride in offering competitive benefits and want our employees to have what they need to be their best.
Here’s a glimpse of the programs we offer our employees:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance Programs for Employee, Spouse and Children
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
Retirement Pension Plan
Employee Assistance Program
We are currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Accounting Clerk at our Headquarters Office in Newark, OH. This non-exempt position is responsible for performing routine accounting, clerical and administrative support for the Accounting Department.
Nature and Scope of Position (Essential Duties and Responsibilities):
Support and incorporate the Cooperative’s Mission, Vision and Values in professional behavior and decisions.
Comply with all Cooperative policies, procedures, goals and objectives and meet attendance and punctuality guidelines.
Understand, observe and enforce cooperative safety and security procedures and report potentially unsafe conditions to department supervisor and/or safety department personnel.
Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.
Perform general clerical and office duties involving typing, file maintenance, assisting with special projects and general correspondence.
Perform routine accounting duties, following appropriate procedures to ensure timely and accurate completion of all duties.
Perform data input into spreadsheets, databases and general ledger.
Receive patronage capital credit calls and administer distribution of member’s estate.
Prepare and maintain documentation for compliance to policies and procedures for audits.
Maintains internal relations with all departments including field offices. Maintains external relations with vendors, contractors, consultants and financial institutions.
Assist in the compilation of monthly financial statements and reports.
Maintain confidentiality in all sensitive and confidential business matters.
Perform other related work in addition to other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience and Education: Associate’s degree with business emphasis preferred. Minimum of one year working experience in an accounting environment, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training. Possess strong math aptitude and the ability to work with numbers. Proficient knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
Certificates, Licenses and Training: An individual in this position must be available for travel to training classes or schooling that might be held away from the assigned reporting location, including overnight travel.
Language and Interpersonal Skills: Must possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Effectively correspond with general public, vendors, consultants and auditors in a pleasant and courteous manner at all times.
Other Skills and Abilities: Must possess strong organization skills. Successfully performs a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another, without loss of efficiency or composure. Performs well under stress or when confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations. Working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
An individual in this position would typically perform the essential functions in an office environment. This would include working in regulated temperatures and noise levels, walking, and climbing stairs.
An individual in this position must be able to work overtime if required to close books at month-end and year-end.
The physical demands of this position include sitting, standing, walking, lifting and/or carrying light loads, talking, hearing, visual acuteness and mental and emotional demands.
This position is subject to pre-employment physical and substance abuse testing and may be subject to random testing in accordance with the Cooperative’s substance abuse policy.