The Staff Accountant II is responsible for supporting the daily accounting and financial functions of the Cooperative. The successful candidate will possess strong attention to detail, analytical strengths, and critical thinking skills.
Maintains accurate monthly journal entries, file maintenance and data entry.
Conducts timely and accurate completion of the monthly general ledger (GL).
Reviews purchased power invoices for payments and posts related expenses and accruals to the GL.
Prepares financial statements.
Conducts cash forecasting to ensure adequate cash levels are maintained to pay obligations of cooperative.
Prepares and performs payroll data entry, including depositing the employees’ payments into the correct checking and/or savings account.
Maintains all of the payroll system records and prepares month-end, quarterly and year-end forms and reports.
Calculates and submits electronic tax payments on a timely basis.
Manages sales and compensating use tax reporting.
Manages regulatory reporting for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) fees and taxes.
Reviews billing records to ensure taxes are being accurately collected.
Completes monthly and year-end closing.
Manages general ledger account balancing.
Develops and Implements the depreciation schedule preparation.
Manages preparation of property tax renditions.
Manages preparation of Form 1120 for wholly owned subsidiary.
Manages preparation of Form 990 for 501(c)(12) cooperative.
Reviews and verifies the accuracy of the subsidiary business records.
Maintains the Cooperative’s financial security by following proper internal controls.
Prepares analytical reports.
Maintains files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with the Cooperative’s policies and the general accepted accounting principles.
Ensures strict confidentiality of financial records.
Participates in the annual Cooperative meeting, as required.
Cross-trains in other areas to fill in for absent employees.
Builds and maintains positive public relations for the Cooperative.
Performs additional duties as assigned by the Comptroller.
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to stand, lift, carry, push, pull, balance, stoop, reach, handle, talk, hear, see, grasp, move head and neck and movement across mid-line.
Ability to lift up to fifteen (15) pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds.
Finger dexterity, manual dexterity, alertness, precision, motor coordination, auditory discrimination and tactile discrimination.
Inside/Indoor environment which provides protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily temperature changes.
Interaction with staff and customers.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required.
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices for reporting financial data is required.
Advanced skills with accounting software and programs.
Computer software training in Microsoft Excel and Word is required.
Ability to demonstrate a personality which is pleasant, cooperative and mature.
Ability to organize and complete several tasks simultaneously.
Ability to effectively communicate, present information and respond to questions, both in a written and verbal manner.