The Corporate Staff Accountant (CSA) will prepare and maintain financial records to track Golden Spread Electric Cooperative’s assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, and other related financial activities. The CSA will also record entries to the General Ledger and maintain files. The area of responsibility also includes providing support in other areas as necessary and requested by the Manager, Financial Accounting and/or the Controller.
This position requires the skills to prepare a variety of technical, administrative and management reports. Also required is the ability to safeguard the financial assets of the Cooperative. This position demands an extensive knowledge of cooperative policies, procedures, regulations and approved practices.
Essential Job Functions
Prepare monthly balance sheets, income statements, and profit and loss statements.
Maintain the general ledger.
Responsible for accounting fixed assets and depreciation.
Coordinate regulatory filings.
Code invoices, set up new accounts, reconciles accounts, and closes monthly books.
Reconcile bank accounts at least monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.
Reconcile cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manage accounts receivable collections.
Verify and/or complete payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensure payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.
Provide outside auditors with assistance; gather necessary account information and documents to perform annual audit.
File tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.
Coordinate with software vendor to maintain accounting software systems; recommend updates to enhance the accounting software.
Manage the purchasing and invoicing system.
Maintain knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Complexity of Problems
The greatest volume and typical problems are accounting and preparing financial statements in the expected time frame. The most complex area is month end closing so financial statements are prepared in the required format and in a timely manner. There are issues which require the ability to review and respond to the various issues from Member Cooperatives, staff and vendors. Each and every one of these issues impact the cooperatives performance. Intermediate level of complexity required for timeliness of task completion as those responsibilities are defined above, meeting report and project deadlines, and job skill and knowledge in accounting procedures, GAAP requirements, reporting tools and software applications.
Internal and External Contacts
Internal Contacts: Accounting team, FABR department
External Contact: Member Systems, Auditors, Bank Contacts, Consultants, Tax Experts
Education, Knowledge, and Experience Required
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Ability to sit for CPA exam or CPA.
At least three-five years of related experience required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of general financial accounting and cost accounting.
Understanding of and the ability to adhere to generally accepted accounting principles.
Ability to correctly prepare tax reports.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software.
Work location and conditions – Amarillo, TX and office based
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative organized in 1984 to provide low-cost reliable electric power and energy to its 16 Member cooperatives. Golden Spread’s Members provide electric service to approximately 308,000 electric meters serving member consumers located in the Panhandle, South Plains and Edwards Plateau regions of Texas, an area covering 24 percent of the Texas land mass, and in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Southwest Kansas and Southern Colorado. With approximately 1,745 MW of owned generation, Golden Spread prides itself on reliably and efficiently meeting Members’ power supply needs with a flexible and diverse generation fleet that can maximize the benefits of participation in both the Southwest Power Pool and Electric Reliability Council of Texas.