Sawnee EMC is seeking a Staff Accountant – Financial Services to provide financial and accounting services in compliance with RUS accounting requirements and standards, coordinate budgeting and financial planning functions, compile and analyze financial information, prepare financial statements, statistical analyses, balance sheet and financial position statements, make recommendations on reserves, collect appropriate data to prepare tax returns, and prepare related reports to management. Requires: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in accounting with a minimum of two years progressively responsible work experience; high level of competency in MS Office, Accounting, Spreadsheet and Database Software; knowledge of RUS System of Accounts preferred.
Demonstrates an awareness that the job exists to effectively serve each member, and at every opportunity to achieve increased customer, employee, and public understanding for support of Sawnee EMC.
Provides financial accounting services that ensure compliance with RUS accounting requirements and standards, coordinating and rendering the budgeting and financial planning functions of Sawnee EMC by applying principles of accounting and bookkeeping to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.
Demonstrates an awareness that the job exists to effectively serve each SEMC member, and at every opportunity to achieve increased member and public understanding for support SEMC.
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field; with a minimum of two (2) years related experience in an accounting/bookkeeping environment or a combination of the two, or equivalent experience as solely determined by the Corporation.
High level of competency working within a Windows and MS Office environment, to include knowledge of Word Processing software (MS Word); Spreadsheet software (MS Excel); Internet, NISC Software platforms, and other software in use by the Corporation. Advanced working abilities developing spreadsheets and graphs, building and operating formulas, input into databases and constructing presentations.
Previous work experience in financial analysis and budgeting.
Previous experience in accounting principles, bulletins, procedures, and general bookkeeping and budgeting.
Requires the reliable and accurate performance of duties, to include the ability to provide clear and concise processes and/or solutions to management for deliberation.
Knowledge of Corporation’s adaptation of RUS System of Accounts preferred.
High Level of language skills as determined by ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and/or legal documents; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community; ability to write communications that conform to a prescribed style and format.
High reasoning skill level as determined by ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to communicate well with all departments of the corporation, as well as members of the corporation.
A valid Georgia driver’s license.
Regular and reliable attendance record.
Flexible work hours as necessitated by circumstances and on-call functions.
Position requires that this individual report in time of natural disaster and weather-related emergency and recognizing that the Corporation (SEMC) is an electric utility.
Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner as an essential job function.
Gathers, compiles, and analyzes financial information.
Prepares, investigates, and reviews financial statements, budgets, and other types of financial information.
Corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
As directed, prepares statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates and significant changes, and prepares reports explaining findings.
Assists with assessments of financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers.
Monitors compliance with corporate and accepted accounting systems.
Assists with planning and implementation of general accounting systems.
Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization’s accounting operation.
Collects appropriate data and assists in preparation of federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
This position reports directly to the VP of Financial Services.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Internal Communication: This position’s internal customers consist of all SEMC employees and assigned contract workers.
External Communication: This position’s external customers include all SEMC members, the public, as well as financial institutions, vendors, legal advisors, regulatory agencies, professional organizations.
While performing the duties of this job, the work in general office conditions with sedentary physical requirements and is regularly required to sit, speak, and hear, use hands to key, grasp, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, kneel or crawl.
Duties are performed within an office environment with extended periods of time spent working with a computer and reading print materials.
The employee is frequently required to lift to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift to 25 pounds.
The vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job requires the ability to work under frequent deadline pressures, multiple changing priorities, and frequent interruptions, along with assisting staff as needed.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sawnee EMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled.
Applicants must complete an application prior to 5 PM, May 27, 2022. Apply online: www.sawnee.com/careers. If you require a paper application or an alternate format, please contact us at 770-887-2363 extension 7568.
Sawnee EMC is a not for profit, member-owned electric cooperative that prides itself on providing reliable, safe and competitively priced electric service.
Sawnee has a diverse seven county service territory northeast of Atlanta and provides dependable electricity to over 165,000 members. Maintaining over 11,760 miles of line, answering approximately 1,000 calls a day, and processing an average of 7,800 payments per day, Sawnee exemplifies superior abilities to serve members with ease and convenience.
Since Sawnee EMC’s control center is in around the clock operation and its employees are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there should never be a question of dedication, dependability or response time.
Sawnee EMC is actively involved in the communities they serve... the communities in which the employees live and work. Sawnee's dedication to providing a higher quality of life in the service area is measured only by the satisfaction of its members.
With over 83 years of excellence as a cooperative, Sawnee EMC will strive to continue the exceptional record of service and "raise the bar" to the next level. Remember… “At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”.