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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Everett, WA, US

Company: Snohomish PUD

Job ID  14906  Department  Gen Acct & Financial Systms (10000025) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Hourly  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  10/16/2022   Salary/Wage  $37.72 - $45.26 annually 

 

Job Definition

Interacts with District departments to facilitate effective financial information processing. Researches, analyzes and resolves problems, ensuring the timely and accurate processing and maintenance of financial transactions, subledgers and financial reporting.  Supports the District’s strategic priorities, in particular responsible cost and fiscal management.

Distinguishing Characteristics

N/A

Essential Job Functions

Ensures the timely and accurate maintenance of General Accounting records and accounts.

 

Researches, analyzes and resolves accounting related problems and discrepancies.

 

Classifies financial transactions with appropriate general ledger account and budget codes in accordance with District practices and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) guidelines.

 

Prepares various journal entries, general ledger account and other reconciliations.

 

Reconciles subledgers to general ledger.

 

Assists independent, federal, state and local auditors as required.

 

Reviews, tests, and validates system configuration, updates and changes.

 

Responds to inquiries by employees, vendors, contractors and/or the public, providing assistance, guidance and reporting.

 

Assists in evaluating accounting procedures and recommends changes to ensure efficient, cost-effective operations.

Specialized Job Functions

FUNCTIONAL ASSIGNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accounts Payable Accountant

Reviews transactions for completeness, proper authorization, discounts, sales and use tax.

 

Validates reports for Commission Meetings.

 

Verifies warrants are correct and prepared for proper distribution.

 

Processes invoices and statements ensuring timely and accurate payment.

 

Processes payments via wire transfer, reverse wire, ACH and warrants.

 

Generates vendor payment data for Form 1099 tax reporting.

 

Compiles accrual data.

 

Resolves moderately complex accounts payable issues.

 

Prepares process documentation.

 

Performs quality assurance measures for vendor master records.

 

Payroll Accountant

Processes and audits semi-monthly time entry data.

 

Works with District personnel to ensure complete, accurate and timely payroll submission.

 

Prepares and submits outbound file to external payroll processor.

 

Analyzes and evaluates benefit changes.

 

Adjusts and distributes various payroll deductions and charges.

 

Processes compensation changes for state industrial, terminations, retirements, garnishments, pay adjustments or corrections.

 

Distributes payroll warrants and reports.

 

Prepares payment requests for taxes, deferred compensation, pension, insurance and other payroll deductions.

 

Prepares and files payroll reports for internal and external stakeholders.

 

Responds to inquiries from the State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems.

 

Understands and applies provisions stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

 Accounts Receivable Accountant

Analyzes and audits expenditures for reimbursable work; calculate, classify, prepare and distribute invoice and refund documents.

 

Reconciles and applies payments on non-consumptive receivable accounts.

 

Prepares billings related to real estate, power trade transactions, salvage material sales and miscellaneous refunds.

 

Prepares and issues employee and retiree insurance billings and payments.

 

Audits and processes all travel and business related expenses.

 

Monitors accounts receivable aging and coordinates collection efforts of unpaid bills with Credit Department and General Counsel.

 

Prepares the Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association Trust financial statements, tax return, and assists in the annual audit.

 

Disburses funds, classifies reimbursement vouchers and reconciles accounts for conservation loan programs.

 

Reviews and reconciles warehouse inventory sub-ledger.

 

Maintains non-consumptive customer contracts for periodic billings.

Other Job Functions

Participates in development and implementation of department goals, objectives and budget

 

Serves on ad hoc committees.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Accounting theories, practices and principles.
• Research and analysis techniques.
• Financial and Accounting systems, computer applications including large scale Enterprise Resource Planning systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Presentation and communications skills.
• Report writing techniques and practices.
Ability to:
• Work with a willingness to evaluate processes, identifying and communicating possible improvements to gain efficiencies and cost-effectiveness
• Provides support, training and guidance to District staff in a positive manner demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills
• Communicate and work effectively with all levels in the organization, outside agencies, vendors, contractors, and the public.
• Work with and maintain confidential information.
• Balance accounts and maintain accurate records.
• Work under pressure to meet scheduled deadlines.
• Research, analyze and resolve accounting discrepancies
• Learn and apply FERC and NARUC accounting systems.
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
• Work in a team environment with a strong customer focus for both internal and external customers.
• Use independent and discretionary judgement.
• Plan and organize work, adapting to changing priorities

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or related field, OR
  • Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of related education and experience, AND
  • Two years of progressively more responsible accounting experience

License/Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissions (NARUC) uniform system of accounts.
  • Experience with SAP software.
  • Experience with 1099 reporting (Accounts Payable Accountant).
  • Knowledge of project accounting and construction work in progress (Accounts Receivable Accountant).
  • Knowledge of best practices and regulations associated with payroll processing (Payroll Accountant).
  • Experience working with medium to large company payroll (500+ employees) (Payroll Accountant).
  • Experience working with a third party payroll processing vendor (Payroll Accountant).

Working Conditions

• Travel to business meetings at District offices may be required.
• Work is performed in an office environment and requires the repetitive use of a computer keyboard and mouse.

 

 

Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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