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Manager of Accounting

  • Full Time
  • Hermiston, Ore.
  • Salary: $167,000-$206,000 per year, DOQ
  • Posting End Date: September 3, 2022

Website Umatilla Electric Cooperative

Wage or Salary:
$167,000-$206,000 per year, DOQ

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is a progressive electric utility cooperative located in northeastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a wide variety of activities year round. UEC is experiencing rapid growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging position for the right candidate.  Offering a “four tens” work schedule, strong benefits, and generous retirement program this is a unique opportunity for a rewarding career with an exciting organization in the growing community of Hermiston Oregon.

The Manager of Accounting oversees the fiscal and accounting operations of the cooperative.  This includes managing financial and accounting operational processes and reporting, as well as the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems and metrics designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.

Manages the finance department including the daily financial, facilities, and warehouse activities and functions of the cooperative.
Ensures all financial operations are in compliance with governmental rules and regulations.
Forecasts and manages cash flow to meet the needs of the cooperative.
Provides guidance in financial reporting objectives and standards to ensure accurate, compliant and useful financial reporting is produced.
Oversees the budget process and works with department managers to produce and manage effective budgets.
Develops the departmental work plan and develops departmental goals and initiatives.
Engages with outside consultants and auditors.
Provides analysis and recommendations, compliant with Board Policy, regarding the allocation, retention and retirement of patronage capital.
Maintains awareness of the wholesale power supply and regulatory environment to ensure the Cooperative is well positioned to accommodate changes and/or actions that will have a financial impact on the Organization, including but not limited to the coordination of cost of service and rate studies.
Develops, recommends, and implements strategies to ensure the Cooperative achieves long term financial goals.


JOB DUTIES may include other duties as assigned.

Keeps the VP Administration informed of issues in areas of responsibility in a timely manner and recommends actions to the VP Administration for approval.
Accurately maintains the general ledger of UEC and its subsidiaries in order to meet the goal of receiving an annual “Unqualified Audit Opinion.”
Maintains loan fund records, prepares loan fund applications, and manages the loan application process.
Produces timely and accurate monthly financial statements and reports.
Coordinates debt activities with financial institutions (RUS, CFC, CoBank, etc.) ensuring access to capital in support of operations, while minimizing interest expense.
Schedules required tax and internal audit activities to ensure the completion of audited financial reports, auditor’s reports, and related materials by all assigned deadlines.
Prepares and presents recommendations to the Board of Directors as directed and required by the CEO.
Ensures RUS guidelines and GAAP standards are followed.
Works collaboratively with colleagues and fosters a spirit of cooperation in the workplace.
Conducts themselves in a manner that reflects well on UEC and contributes to harmonious relations with members and the general public.
Respectfully takes direction from VPs and CEO.

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise employees in the Finance/Accounting Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of staff. Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities also include performing annual employee performance appraisals, and in consultation with HR, VP and CEO, creating and implementing corrective action plans when required by employee performance.



Education:   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field is required.  Masters degree preferred.


Experience: Ten (10) years or more related experience and/or training in financial

management and accounting principles with an electric utility is desirable; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is preferred for this position. Must maintain a current driver’s license.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Come join a growing business in the energy distribution field that is community minded and become part of our proud and successful Utility Management team!

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