ACCOUNTANT Associates degree in accounting required. A bachelor’s degree in accounting with experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles required. Willingness to learn and expand knowledge. Ability to change focus and priorities quickly for immediate response. Assists with general ledger, accounts payable and consumer accounting. Deadline to apply 4/23/2021. Mail or email resume to, or obtain application from, Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc. Attn: Administrative Services Manager, 17 South Liberty Street, New Concord, OH 43762 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Equal Opportunity Employer
Under the supervision of the Controller, performs the activities of the general accounting department and member accounting department. Assists the Controller in coordination of data processing and the general ledger. Assists with preparation of the annual work plan and budget. Maintains transportation, utility plant, and accounts payable accounting systems. Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.
To provide maximum service to the membership by maintaining an accounting system that
accurately reflects the financial condition of the Cooperative, in accordance with RUS bulletins and generally accepted accounting principles, and which serves as a basis for management decision-making.
Reports To: Controller
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES
Prepares monthly standard journal entries.
Assigns the codes for accounts payment invoices and check disbursement.
Maintains detail by vehicle number, department number, and account number in the computerized transportation accounting system. Tracks fuel cards, vehicle mileage, license plates, codes repairs, etc. (Account #184.10 -Transportation Clearing:)
Prepares and transmits monthly bank draft for automated bill pay to the bank.
In May of each year, prepares the annual Capital Credit allocation, including notification via member bills or written correspondence.
Prepares the annual Capital Credit general retirement, which includes check generation for inactive members.
Prepares the yearend Customer Information System (CIS) process and system reconciliation.
Prepares the following monthly reports for the Board of Directors: capital credit history, write-off detail/history reports and credit activity report.
Calculates the large power accounts manual bill (LP2, LP3 and the 10 manual bill accounts).
Calculates Mayor Estates Apartment manual billing and submetering.
Completes the monthly bad debt write-off reporting.
Maintains the rates in the IVUE system. Processes test billings in the system when rates changes occur, or system upgrades are required.
Review’s estate retirements.
Handles the State of Ohio HEAP payment acceptance.
Handles any member accounts that are in bankruptcy.
Assists the credit department by using the Microsoft program Access to prepare the monthly disconnected account call list.
Updates the school district rate demand usage prior to monthly billing, which varies based on monthly meter readings.
Prepares monthly pre-bill queries for missing routings and state tax codes.
Posts bank draft payments to member accounts.
Assists with the preparation of the annual member survey by creating data files with member contact and usage data for the survey sample.
Prepares the Annual Meeting labels for active members using the Smart Bill printer.
Analyzes the Generation and Transmission Component (GTC).
Update rates in rate schedules (summary and individual rate documents) for rate changes.
Prepares member postcards by extracting the data file, formatting the postcard and uploading for printing.
Uploads monthly the Ohio Cooperative Living address label information for the printer.
Controller To seek approvals, report end results, to seek and provide advice and assistance.
Member Accounting Specialists To exchange information regarding member accounts.
Accountant To exchange Information regarding monthly/quarterly/annual process status while coordinating the monthly financial reporting process.
General Accounting Specialist To exchange Information regarding monthly/quarterly/annual process status while coordinating the monthly financial reporting process
Members To provide the best possible service for, to promptly and effectively handle all requests for services, complaints and inquiries, and to do all possible to develop the members’ understanding and support of the Rural Electrification Program.
Auditors To assist all external auditors regarding the Cooperative's accounting activities to provide adequate and efficient financial records, and to seek advice on improvement of the Cooperative's accounting procedures.
Data Processing To be knowledgeable in all reports and confer with the National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) on the following:
General Ledger Program
Accounts Payable Program
Education: Associates degree in accounting required. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting with experience preferred. Course work in financing, business administration, or similar types of training is desired. Extensive experience in corporate accounting may be substituted for some formal education.
Experience: Two years related experience is preferred. Previous experience with distribution utility highly desirable. Previous experience with mainframe computer accounting packages beneficial. Knowledge of job cost systems a plus.
Abilities & Skills: Knowledge and use of personal computers and Microsoft Office software required. Proficiency in business correspondence beneficial. Must have a clear speaking voice and be able to communicate effectively in personal conversation, in telephone conversation, and in writing. Should have the ability to organize and to work without close supervision. Willingness to learn and expand knowledge. Ability to change focus and priorities quickly for immediate response.
Personal Characteristics: Must be of the highest integrity and have good personal habits. Manner should at all times be courteous, patient, and friendly. Should be interested in self-development and should have a high degree of self-motivation.
Working Conditions: Excellent working conditions. Regular hours of work within five-day week with occasional overtime. Work includes sitting at desk. Occasional standing, bending and reaching.
About Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GMEC) is an electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 17,000 farms, homes and commercial accounts in nine counties in Southeastern Ohio (Guernsey, Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Morgan, Noble, Harrison, Coshocton, Licking and Perry). Through its 42 employees, GMEC’s mission is to provide quality electric energy and other services at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and good management. GMEC maintains approximately 2,800 miles of lines and $83 million of total utility plant. GMEC receives its wholesale power from Buckeye Power, Inc. It is also a member of the Ohio's Electric Cooperatives, NRECA, CFC, CoBank, NISC, CRC and Federated Insurance.
Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative's corporate headquarters is located at 17 South Liberty Street, New Concord, Ohio and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.