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Umatilla Electric Cooperative

Accountant

Finance · Hermiston, Oregon
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is a progressive electric utility cooperative located in northeastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a wide variety of activities year round. UEC is experiencing rapid growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging position for the right candidate.  Offering a “four tens” work schedule, strong benefits, and generous retirement program this is a unique opportunity for a rewarding career with an exciting organization in the growing community of Hermiston Oregon. 

Position will remain open until filled.

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for keeping a complete and systematic set of records and ledgers to record the financial transaction of the Cooperative and its Subsidiary.  Maintains accounting records to ensure compliance with GAAP and RUS accounting standards.  Assist with monthly closings, account analysis, and budgeting. 

Responsible for proper and timely recording of financial transactions in the general ledger in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and Rural Utility Services accounting standards.

Maintains and reconciles subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger including cost, accumulated depreciation and work-in-process.

Maintains the equipment management system to ensure reports accurately reflect transportation and equipment costs. 

Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes financial information in order to prepare balance sheet, profit & loss statements, and other reports.

Assist in the preparation and coordination of budgets, audits, financial forecast, and cost of service analysis.

Prepares, analyzes, and provides accurate and timely work order/plant accounting statistical reports.

Develops and sustains a current and thorough understanding of RUS plant accounting systems.

Supports the preparation of  annual budgets; provides accurate and timely budget variance reports.

Minimum Requirements (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE):

Education:  

Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) with a major in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with major emphasis in Accounting/Finance or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:  

Five (5) or more years of experience in general accounting in a comparable organization, with

RUS or electric utility accounting experience highly preferred.   

Preferred Qualifications (Experience and/or Certifications):

Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to apply basic accounting/mathematical concepts to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages,

Job requires specialized computer skills.  Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing, communicate by e-mail and use scheduling software.

Valid Driver’s License required for occasional business travel.

UEC offers a competitive wage and benefits package and the salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications. 

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Come join a growing business in the energy distribution field that is community minded and become part of our proud and successful Utility Management team!

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  • Location
    Hermiston, Oregon
  • Department
    Finance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level