Manager of General Accounting

Manager of General Accounting

  • Full Time
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The Manager of General Accounting plans, directs and supervises the daily activities of the Accounting department consisting of General ledger Accounting, Accounts Payables, Payroll, and miscellaneous general accounting functions so as to meet the established departmental goals, budgets and reporting requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises the accounting process to ensure the Association is meeting its obligations on a timely basis. Monitors policies and procedures to ensure appropriate internal controls are maintained.
  •  Directs preparation of Association payrolls and subsidiary records in accordance with union controls, polices and applicable laws.
  • Analyzes, implements policies and procedures, and internal controls over Association accounting assets, including COSO Internal Control Framework compliance.
  • Reviews and adjusts indirect labor rates ensuring expense and budget strategies are met.
  • Monitors accrued and prepaid accounts to ensure proper amortization.
  • Plans work assignments, evaluates performance, and manages General Accounting Department personnel.
  • Supervises the billing of miscellaneous accounts receivable.
  • Participates actively with the Rates department in the monthly review and analysis of fuel surcharge.
  • Oversees timely and accurate monthly and annual general ledger closings ensuring compliance with GAAP, State of Alaska regulatory requirements, FERC and other federal and state requirements.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates all annual external financial audit activities.
  • Oversees the completion of financial reports including Form 7, Form 12, FERC and RCA reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate with Controller in managing debt and related transactions.
  • Participates in the review and analysis of the unbilled retail revenue calculation.
  • Participates in the coordination of annual capital credit retirements and bad debt reserve calculations with Member Services staff.
  • Directs daily operations of the General Accounting Department.
  • Monitors daily cash requirements and recommends action as needed, using the Association’s liquidity resources as appropriate.
  • Responsible for staff training, work plans, and staffing level projections.
  • Aids other departments to meet accounting requirements.
  • Reviews and approves cash disbursements, accruals, payroll and general journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Conducts special studies and analysis for other departments as required.
  • Performs other special projects under the direction of the Controller.



§  Controller: Reports to, receives direction, guidance, and decisions.

§  Executive Vice Presidents and all Managers: Receives reports and data. Resolves problems having a general accounting impact. Provides advice and recommends procedures with respect to financial or accounting implication

§  Human Resources Department: works with to process personnel and payroll action documents and exchanges data regarding employee payroll and fringe benefits costs.

§  Direct Reports: Provides direction and guidance to, assigns work to.

§  Other Chugach managers and staff:  Coordinates with and provides information to.

§  External auditors: Provides all necessary information and details to support audit activities. Consults, as necessary, with audit firm regarding tax matters and other financial questions.

§  Governmental Agencies (IRS, DOL): Requests information, ensures compliance with all State and Federal laws.

§  Contract Staffing: Provides direction and guidance to, assigns work to.


1.    Thorough working knowledge and experience with all aspects of accounting management and financial planning.

2.    Must have experience overseeing, administering, and analyzing monthly and annual close out processes in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, general ledger activities, and reconciliation.

3.    Must possess superior analytical and communication skills and have the ability to explain and convey reporting outcomes to stakeholders.

4.    Must excel at priority setting, delegation and meeting deadlines.

5.    Ability to review, analyze, and participate in process improvement including internal process, software upgrades, and/or conversations.

6.    Working knowledge of FERC system of accounting.

7.    Must be able to lead and manage a multidisciplinary team, including delegating work, performance evaluation, training, and coordination.

8.    Expert knowledge in the use of standard office software and equipment.

Work Environment

Usual office environment. Frequent long hours to meet deadlines and seasonal workload may be required. Limited travel.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with accounting major required. Additional specialized training in computer science, financial management or economics desirable. Certified Public Accounting or Certified Management Accountant certification preferred.


Five years of similarity complex experience, two of which include accounting management, preferably in an electric utility environment. Five years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of budgeting, auditing, financial control procedures, or similar, including regulatory or agency required reporting.  Experience leading and managing a team is required.


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