Do you have strong analytical skills and enjoy applying them in a complex and dynamic environment? Do you have a passion for developing systems to ensure accuracy in transactions? Do you enjoy leading a knowledgeable team? Then this career may be for you! CHELCO is accepting applications for a Manager of Accounting.
The Manager of Accounting supervises the daily operations of the Accounting team and serves as the primary accountant for CHELCO, Southland Utility Services, and the Eglin utility privatization contract. Duties include, but aren’t limited to:
Supervising and managing the Accounting Team
Overseeing accounting for the Eglin utility privatization contract, working with the Eglin team to assist with contract compliance as well as maintaining the contract records to accurately reflect complex transactions.
Researching and analyzing taxes, capital credits, compliance, financial forecasting, internal controls, and software issues.
Assisting with all regulatory, state and federal audit and tax requirements.
Maintaining CHELCO’s distribution and general plant accounting, including working with multiple departments to ensure accuracy.
Generating, analyzing, and reviewing financial statements. Supporting other departments by creating useful reporting to assist with management and decision making.
Working with and understanding other departments within the Cooperative to assist them as needed.
Minimum Requirements: To be eligible for consideration, the candidate must have the following:
An Associate’s Degree in a related field and at least ten years of related experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and at least six years of related experience; or a Master’s Degree in a related field and at least two years of experience.
Knowledge of economics, accounting, and auditing. Must also have a working knowledge of law and government, such as laws, legal codes, government regulations, and governmental procedures.
Knowledge of business and management principles involving strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Practical communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain and protect confidential information are required.
Must be able to use mathematical reasoning to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas
Must have exceptional judgement and complex problem solving skills
Must have proficiency with computers and software such as Windows and Microsoft Office. Should possess a robust understanding of different financial software systems.
Must have the ability to converse in English.
Certified Professional Accountant preferred.
CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year.
Applications will be accepted from 6/12/2020 until 04:00 pm 6/29/2020. Apply at http://www.chelco.com/careers. Questions? Call HR, 850-307-1127. Resumes only with a completed application. Interviewees will be notified. Drug-Free Workplace-EOE-M/F/Disability/Veteran
Internal Number: 2020-2021-02
About Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO)
Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc., (CHELCO) is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 160 people and serving more than 53,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida.The cooperative owns and maintains over 4,100 miles of line including those on Eglin Air Force Base. We have six area offices including our headquarters in DeFuniak Springs.
Although most cities had electricity by the mid-1930s, rural Americans were still in the dark. The high cost of building electric distribution lines to serve sparsely populated rural areas was thought to be unprofitable.
Then in 1940, with the support of the federal Rural Electrification Administration's oversight and low-interest loans, the people of northwest Florida decided to band together to form CHELCO a member-owned, not-for-profit electricity distribution cooperative.
Later that same year, CHELCO members met with 10 other electric cooperatives and formed Alabama Electric Cooperative (now PowerSouth Energy Cooperative), a generation and transmission cooperative established to generate the electricity needed by its member co-ops.