Supervises:Accounting Clerks, Payroll/Benefits Coordinator, WO Clerk, Accountant
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
Position is responsible for supervising and managing all aspects of the cooperative’s accounting department. The position contributes to the financial integrity, accuracy, and timely recording, posting, and reporting of the company’s financial transactions. Ensures compliance of contract pricing, labor and materials charged, units produced, and owner furnished inventory provided to contractors.
Standards of Excellence
The standards of excellence represent the code of conduct required of every employee to ensure a culture of excellence is maintained throughout the cooperative.
Supports the organization by having sufficient knowledge of programs and services offered and professionally representing the organization in a positive manner. Contributing to high organizational and team performance through a commitment to excellence.
Accepts challenges and supports change within the organization. Demonstrates commitment, and overcomes resistance through resourcefulness and creative problem solving.
Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives.
Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple duties on track.
Demonstrates effective skills in obtaining and researching facts and information. Interprets and analyzes information, including instructions and guidelines to make appropriate decisions.
Selects and uses appropriate communication methods and demonstrates follow through with commitments.
Observes safety and security procedures and actively demonstrates safe work practices at all times.
Exhibits integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in everyday business conduct.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to policies, procedures, and regulations including any specifications set forth by federal, state, or local authority, and the company-approved safety manual.
Maintains staff performance in accordance with the Cooperative’s policies and procedures and applicable laws, including interviewing, selecting and training employees, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, and resolving problems.
Directs and/or prepares general and subsidiary accounting activities which require the regular application of well-established principals, theories, concepts and practices. Analyzes supporting documents and insures that all entries are properly entered into the system.
Works with management to identify and resolve problems and inconsistencies, determining appropriate corrective accounting procedures.
Assist in cash management to assure the availability and efficient use of funds.
Communicates and coordinates accounting policies, practices, and procedures with department and company managers and officials, vendors, reporting agencies, clients, customers, and the public.
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow.
Studies and standardizes accounting procedures to improve efficiencies.
Maintains financial compliance with governmental regulations and other associated organizations and keeps abreast and advises management on various state and federal issues.
Monitors construction contracts for pricing and material accuracy, timely closeout, and ensures proper plant unitization.
Assist management by providing and analyzing financial and statistical information and reports.
Assist in the development and analysis of financial forecast, annual budgets, and other financial managerial tools.
Assist in annual audits and other audits by federal, state or associated organizations.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions, conducts cost-benefit analyses, displays orientation to profitability, demonstrates knowledge of market and competition and aligns work with strategic goals.
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans, communicates change effectively, builds commitment and overcomes resistance, prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and evaluates results.
Delegation – Delegates work assignments, matches the responsibility to the person, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities and provides recognition for results.
Financial Responsibility – Understands financial targets and budget goals, incorporates financial analysis into strategic decisions, implements operating budget to address changing priorities, creates sound business cases to support expenditures, and promotes conservation of organizational resources.
Managing People – Provides direction and gains compliance, includes subordinates in planning, takes responsibility for subordinates' activities, makes self-available to subordinates, provides regular performance feedback and develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth.
Organizational Savvy – Displays understanding of organizational culture and practices, incorporates organizational awareness into decision making, utilizes both formal and informal channels to achieve results, navigates organizational politics effectively, builds alliances across the organization.
Project Management – Develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress as necessary, completes projects on time and budget, and manages project team activities.
Team Leadership – Fosters team cooperation, defines team roles and responsibilities, supports group problem solving, ensures progress toward goals, acknowledges team accomplishments.
Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills, adapts to new technologies, troubleshoots technological problems, keeps technical skills up to date, uses technology to increase productivity.
A four-year bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or post high school training in accounting with a minimum of 10 years of accounting and financial management experience is required. Experience with RUS accounting standards and requirements is preferred.
About Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative serves over 28,000 members in a seven-county area with 38,000 plus meters. Over 5,000 miles of power lines spread across the geographically-diverse service territory, consisting of both overhead and underground structures. With approximately 190 employees, the cooperative and its subsidiary are one of the largest employers in the area.
The cooperative's subsidiary, Northeast Rural Services, was founded in 1989. It features a technology and communications division, as well as a full-service contract right-of-way division. Northeast Rural Services is motivated by the same maxim that drives its parent company to seek out the best interest of cooperative members.