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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Senior Accountant in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$87,100 - $109,000 a year

Overview

Senior Accountant

Little Rock, AR, USA

Accounting

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

A Senior Accountant establishes and maintains accounting systems to record and interpret financial data and perform data analytics by maintaining accounting principles, internal controls, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting. Participates in the monthly and annual general ledger closing process and assists with preparation of financial statements.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains accounting principles, internal controls, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

  • Participates in the monthly and annual general ledger closing process and assists with preparation of financial statements.

  • Prepares journal entries, both standard and non-recurring and assists with the verification of transactions to ensure appropriateness, accuracy, and validity.

  • Prepares reconciliations of general ledger accounts on a routine basis and upon special request, to ensure that balances are accurate, and records comply with Uniform System of Accounts (US) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Provides reconciliation support for intercompany billing.

  • Supports the preparation and monitoring of the Operating and Capital Budgets alongside the Financial Planning and Budgeting Department.

  • Coordinates the support documentations for the preparation of quarterly financial statements for the Board of Directors and credit rating agencies.

  • Prepares audit schedules, reports, and analyses for external audit requests.

  • Recommends development of process improvements to promote departmental efficiency.

  • Provides support in preparation of annual and special reports, accounting analyses, allocations, and assist with special projects.

  • Assists with preparation of the annual property tax assessment reports.

  • Provides technical assistance to corporate personnel and cross trains within department.

  • Ensures adherence to the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

  • Handles stress effectively and works well with others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, plus at least five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP accounting practices.

  • Certified Public Accountant certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of GAAP utility accounting practices.

Benefits

  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accrual

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2021-2356

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