This position works under the general guidance of the Director of Accounting & Support Services who reviews work through daily observation of assigned tasks, records, and customer/vendor feedback. Employee is responsible for applying generally accepted accounting principles to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports that are to be used by management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education/Experience: A bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 10 years of experience in public accounting at a management level; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in Utility Accounting, CPA and/or MBA preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 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: Extensive 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. Experience with current cooperative accounting and information systems is highly preferred. 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. The ability to sit extended periods of time. Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; ability reach with hands and arms; and ability to talk and hear. Ability to see close up numbers or fine print and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There are no risks beyond those associated with normal office activities and no special precautions of any kind are required. The ability to work in an environment where the noise is usually moderate. The ability to work extended time periods typically characteristic of accounting positions in order to meet deadlines.
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).
VCA (Valley Communications Association), a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.
SolPower is Valley’s full-service solar company specializing in the design, installation, finance, maintenance, and warranty of solar electric systems. Our systems are built to utility standards for our members.
VEA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please apply for this position online at www.vea.coop/careers