Accountant, I&FS Accounting

Employer
NRECA
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of AmericaA cents € (TM) s electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years: 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each personA cents € (TM) s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.SummaryAccountant, I&FS Accounting-P2Position serves as the primary accountant for Cooperative Benefit Administrator, a subsidiary of NRECA. In addition to full cycle accounting duties this position has secondary responsibilities for general accounting, budgeting and financial analysis supporting the Insurance and Financial Services (I&FS) Department including accounting and budgeting responsibilities for specifically identified cost centers that support the Plan Administration function at NRECA. Assists team members in the further development and implementation of financial dashboard reporting, and management reports used by the Plan Administrator. Position supports the billing of administrative expenses process including performing in-depth review and analysis of expenses within the I&FS Department to ensure an accurate administrative bill is created and submitted. In addition to the above, this position requires the candidate to provide exceptional customer service and work well within a fast paced team environment. Purpose and MissionA cents € cents Supports monthly financial reporting delivered to the departments, including preparing comparative and activity reports for the department management, and assists with quarterly financial presentations. A cents € cents Prepares monthly financial analysis by established due dates.A cents € cents Reviews general ledger accounts to ensure proper classification and recording of all financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and takes any necessary corrective action. Corrective action includes proposing of reclassification entries and recurring adjustments. A cents € cents Analyzes monthly financial results in comparison to established budget, investigates any significant variances and takes corrective action as needed. Performs in-depth variance analysis. A cents € cents Knowledgeable about department operations and business, which include but are not limited to, obtaining an understanding of key business processes, goals, strategies, and challenges/threats.A cents € cents Develops strong working relationships with department management and staff. Go-to person for all finance, budget and accounting questions for departments that are assigned.A cents € cents Seeks ways to improve monthly financial reporting process to ensure the department management receives timely and relevant financial information.A cents € cents Provides accounting support the administrative expense billing process and annual budget process for the Insurance and Financial Services Department.Requirements and QualificationsBachelorA cents € (TM) s degree in Accounting or a related field. A CPA or MBA a plus.2-4 years of progressive accounting and budgeting experience.1. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and their application as demonstrated by prior work experience.2. Ability to manage competing deadlines and multiple projects at various stages of development using effective organization skills and attention to detail as demonstrated by prior work experience. 3. Ability to organize and manage time, multi-task, operate under pressure and prioritize projects using effective organization skills as demonstrated by prior work experience.4. Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership and employees in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience.5. Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Power Point) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience.6. Ability to perform mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, percentages) for payment distributions as demonstrated by prior work experience.7. Ability to define issues, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and apply to work environment as demonstrated by prior work experience.8. Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work experience. 9. Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change as demonstrate by prior work experience. 10. Ability to work with a wide variety of people to foster cooperation in sharing information and materials as demonstrated by prior work experience. ADA Requirements: A cents € cents The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. A cents € cents Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect managementA cents € (TM) s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.*LI-KC1