This position is responsible for the workflow, productivity, including appropriate documentation of checks and balances, for all payments made by the Arab Electric Cooperative. The Controller is expected to contribute to the AECI Leadership team in establishing a strong culture of service and accountability.
Essential Job Functions
Daily oversight of accounts payable functions and appropriate due diligence in validation of goods and services
Produces written and oral reports on required financial filings to regulatory agencies including TVA, the State of Alabama and other entities as applicable
Coordinates and assigns appropriate labor, employee expense, material, and overhead charges to designated projects in accordance with established RUS, CFC, and AEC procedures
Controls the Arab Electric Cooperative Financial Planning Calendar including annual analysis, budget preparation, variance research, and associated analytics
Provides accurate and appropriate information as needed in a proactive manner
Communicates and follows up as needed with other departments including all items that involve historic, current, or future cash flows and appropriate safeguards for cash and inventory
Effectively communicate management decisions both orally and in writing
Implement enhancements for productivity and accuracy
Provide assistance with policy and budgetary considerations and planning/promotion of short and long term goals
Accountable for all Accounting staff deliverables, assist in hiring process, new hire training, and on-going employee training and coaching for optimal team performance
Conduct reviews and evaluations of employees and provide consistent feedback on what is working well and opportunities for improvement
Operates a networked personal computer to efficiently maintain and utilize the data including the use of Micro Soft Office products including but not limited to billing software, email, web data and banking information as required
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required. An applicable master’s degree or CPA is preferred.
Seven years of experience in plant or general accounting in a TVA Municipal or TVA Cooperative, or PowerSouth Energy Cooperative or Alabama Power is required.
Four (4) years supervisory experience of Accounting functions is required.
Preference will be given to those with validated, in-depth, and advanced working knowledge of TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Alabama driver’s license.
Only qualified applicants considered.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
Validated knowledge of procurement principles and inventory accounting methods
Proven knowledge of federal, state and cooperative laws, codes, ordinances and regulations
Advanced working knowledge in FERC accounting, TVA billing rate structures, and TVA reporting requirements
Knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) Statements
Skill in diplomacy and tact
Proficient PC skills and familiarity with MS Word, Excel and validated experience with other software
Strong verbal and written communication skills to present account updates effectively upon demand
Ability to apply logic and judgment in solving problems
Both the willingness and the ability to give and receive feedback and the judgment to discern when and how for each
Must be able to work effectively in a team environment
Incumbent must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers.
Must possess organized thinking and reasoning skills and use good judgment
The Chief Financial Officer will be expected to become very proficient in each area under her/his supervision
Normal work hours: Monday through Friday.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Some overtime work may be required.
Job is physically comfortable; individual is normally seated or standing and has discretion about walking, standing, etc. May occasionally lift very lightweight objects typically found in a business office.
Work environment is generally climate controlled office with adequate lighting and low noise levels.
This job uses a computer, scanner, phone, copier, printer and document shredder.
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The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the nature of the business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.