Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for an Accountant to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada.
The Accountant works under the general supervision of the Controller who reviews work through daily observation of assigned tasks, records, and customer/vendor feedback. This position is responsible for applying generally accepted accounting principles to record the business activities of a utility company and its subsidiaries; and will also prepare and analyze financial information and reports that are to be used by management.
Please refer to the job description for the Accountant.
Education and/or Experience: A minimum of an associate degree in accounting and minimum of three years of work experience in public utility accounting, accounting or public accounting, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience that would satisfy the requirements of this position. CPA or CPA candidate is a plus.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of VEA. Ability to effectively present information to customers, vendors and other employees.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Other Skills and Abilities: A good knowledge of accounting principles and practices, budgeting methods, insurance, taxes, banking and other financial matters. Working knowledge of all office procedures, equipment, and administrative functions. Knowledge of data processing, information systems and internal accounting controls. Ability to communicate with co-workers, customers and vendors in a professional and courteous manner.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to sit extended periods of time; ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; ability to reach with hands and arms; and ability to talk and hear. Ability to see close up small numbers or fine print and the ability to adjust focus.
Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations. VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).
VEA is the parent company of a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Services Company (VESC), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).
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VEA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please apply for this position online at www.vea.coop/careers