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Accounting Analyst (I-Senior)

  • Full Time
  • Wenatchee, Wash.
  • $63,120-$106,000 per year
  • Posting End Date: June 30, 2024

Website Chelan County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$63,120-$106,000 per year

APPLICATION MATERIALS
Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for June 17.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at joblist@chelanpud.org to discuss the position.

SALARY RANGE
Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.

The starting salary range for the Accounting Analyst I is $63,120 – $78,900 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $94,680, annualized.

The starting salary range for the Accounting Analyst II is $73,040 – $91,300 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $109,560, annualized.

The starting salary range for the Accounting Analyst Senior is $84,800 – $106,000 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $127,200, annualized.

BENEFITS EPOA
In addition to competitive wages Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include zero cost employer funded medical, dental, and vision healthcare benefits, access to the employee assistance program, a VEBA health reimbursement account, and long-term care.

Washington state retirement PERS participation and optional 457 plan participation with an employer matching 401(a) plan.

Leave, life & disability benefits including paid leave starting at 21 days per calendar year up to 35 with tenure, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, paid jury duty, short-term disability & long-term disability, and basic life, AD&D, and optional voluntary life.

The work life benefits include optional flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care, educational assistance, various rewards and recognition programs and position specific stipends.

For more explanation of the district benefits please visit our benefits website www.mychelanpudbenefits.org.

JOB POSTING
This position will be filled at either the Analyst I, Analyst II or Analyst Senior level, depending on candidate qualifications.

Join our team at Chelan County Public Utility District. As one of the largest hydroelectric generating utilities in the Northwest, our mission at Chelan PUD is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of people who call our pristine desert and mountain community home.

Overview
Under general supervision to minimal supervision (depending on level of role), perform accounting and reporting for one or more business lines and functional areas, assist with preparation of combined financial statements, prepare tax returns, support external audits and meet various external reporting requirements for the District’s combined reporting entity of over $1 billion in assets and annual revenues of nearly $600 million. Ensure that accounting and reporting practices are in compliance with contractual agreements, federal and state regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, bond covenants and District financial policies. Work output has considerable impact on the work of other financial functions, reporting, decision making processes and is essential for receiving clean audit opinions, maintaining strong credit ratings and achieving District financial goals and strategic objectives.

Responsibilities
Analyst I

  • Journalize financial statement activity, perform reconciliations, variance analysis, research and resolve discrepancies to ensure the accuracy of reported information.
  • Assist department in monitoring accounting practices for compliance with contractual agreements, FERC regulations, GASB and FASB pronouncements, state requirements and management policy. Identify problem areas and potential solutions.
  • Analyze, prepare schedules and respond to inquiries in support of various audits.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new procedures, policies or services.
  • Assist with compilation of financial data for external data requests.
  • Assist with financial analysis and document review on special projects.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Analyst II

  • Prepare, examine or analyze accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports for one or more business lines and functional areas of responsibility to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards, and make corrections, as needed. Monitor accounting practices for compliance with contractual agreements, FERC regulations, GASB and FASB pronouncements, state requirements and District policies and recommend and implement changes as needed.
  • Coordinate, compile and respond to various financial data and external reporting requests and regulatory filings. Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual combined financial statements. Perform ad hoc reporting, document review and analysis.
  • Analyze, prepare schedules and respond to inquiries in support of various audits. Educate audit staff on District operations, policies and processes.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Identify and support process improvements, new procedures, policies, software applications and financial reporting tools. Assist in implementation of changes in accounting standards. Represent the Accounting department on cross-functional teams, committees and special projects to ensure adequate internal controls are established for the proper recording of transactions and the safeguarding of assets.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to maintain effective oversight and understanding of District’s activities which contributes to early identification of transactions and changes that could have potential accounting and reporting impacts.

Analyst Senior

  • Apply appropriate accounting guidance and exercise professional judgement in evaluating the nature and classification of complex accounting transactions, significant events and assessing ledger balances. Prepare, examine or analyze accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports for one or more business lines and functional areas of responsibility to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards, and make corrections, as needed. Design, implement and monitor accounting practices for compliance with contractual agreements, FERC regulations, GASB and FASB pronouncements, state requirements and District policies.
  • Coordinate, compile and respond to various financial data and external reporting requests and regulatory filings. Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual combined financial statements. Perform ad hoc reporting, document review and analysis.
  • Analyze, prepare schedules and respond to inquiries in support of various audits. Educate audit staff on District operations, policies and processes.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Lead and implement process improvements, new procedures, policies, software applications and financial reporting tools. Assist in implementation of changes in accounting standards. Represent the Accounting department on cross-functional teams, committees and special projects to ensure adequate internal controls are established for the proper recording of transactions and the safeguarding of assets.
  • Train coworkers throughout the District on accounting processes. Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to maintain effective oversight and understanding of District’s activities which contributes to early identification of transactions and changes that could have potential accounting and reporting impacts. Review work of peer and lower level analysts for accuracy.
  • This position may be designated as a District Records Coordinator.

Reports To
Director – Accounting-Controller

Overtime exemption
Exempt

Qualifications

Education
Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S., B.A.) in Accounting or Business Administration from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Experience
Analyst I

  • 2+ years of accounting or financial experience (budgeting or financial analysis) is required.
  • Experience in public sector or utility accounting is desired.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desired.

Analyst II

  • 4+ years of accounting or financial experience (budgeting or financial analysis) is required.
  • Utility industry experience is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desired.

Analyst Senior:

  • 6+ years of accounting or financial experience (budgeting or financial analysis) is required.
  • 3+ years of public sector utility accounting is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desired.

Skills and Abilities
A fully skilled incumbent will have the following knowledge skills & abilities:

Analyst I (a full list will be provided in the job description at the time of interview)

  • Basic knowledge of financial accounting and reporting practices
  • Basic knowledge of accounting standards and regulations for governmental organizations.
  • General business, economic and accounting theory
  • General knowledge of the operations of the assigned system, business line or functional area
  • Computer application tools including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Analyst II (a full list will be provided in the job description at the time of interview)

  • State requirements including BARS, RCW’s and WAC’s
  • State and Federal laws related to tax reporting and remittance
  • State and Federal Grant accounting and reporting laws
  • Proper internal control techniques
  • Computer application tools including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and reporting tools, i.e. Oracle/PeopleSoft
  • Centralized Maintenance Management System, i.e. Maximo
  • Business Intelligence and data analysis software i.e. Cognos
  • Document Management Software, i.e. Filenet
  • Financial Close Software, i.e. Blackline

Analyst Senior (a full list will be provided in the job description at the time of interview)

  • In-depth knowledge in at least one of the assigned system/business lines, including but not limited to: retail electric, wholesale energy, hydro generation, transmission, telecom, water, wastewater, shared services, or financing facilities
  • In-depth knowledge in at least one specialized area, including but not limited to: inventory, debt activity, energy risk management, revenue recognition, asset management, shared cost allocations, payroll, intersystem eliminations, derivatives, vehicles, regulatory accounting, projects, plant, general ledger maintenance, intersystem reconciliation or financial statement consolidation.
  • Strategic/business planning processes, including budgeting and forecasting
  • An understanding of financial and economic conditions of the utility industry
  • Current knowledge of applicable records retention laws, regulations, District policies and guidelines.
  • Model high standards of integrity, openness and respect in daily behaviors
  • Advanced level financial/analytical skills

Physical Demands

Sitting – Frequently
Standing – Occasionally
Walking – Occasionally
Lifting 11-25 lbs Waist-Shoulders – Occasionally
Stooping/Bending – Occasionally
Reach Waist to Shoulder – Occasionally
Wrist/hand/fingers manipulation (keyboarding, mousing, etc.) – Frequently
Repetitive Motions – Frequently
Talking – Frequently
Hearing – Frequently
Visual – Near Acuity – Frequently
Visual – Depth Perception – Occasionally

Working Conditions

Noise Intensity Level: – Moderate

District Values

Safety – Protect public and employee health and safety
Stewardship – Acting on behalf of customer-owners, protecting public resources entrusted to us
Trustworthy – Competence, integrity, respect
Operational Excellence – High-quality innovative work execution

Equal Opportunity/ADA
Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers (chelanpud.org) page in English and Spanish.

The job functions and physical requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DISCLAIMER
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

EEO
Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

To apply for this job please visit www.chelanpud.org.