MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

SALARY

$118,400-$148,000 annually.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Final filing deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM

A current DMV printout is required with all applications. Must pass pre-placement physical and drug screen.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Assists the Assistant General Manager primarily with higher level accounting and finance duties including annual budget preparation, annual financial audit, drafting complete financial statements, monthly investments report, financial planning, implementation of the strategic plan for finance and rates, and cost of service analysis. Duties include a wide variety of special projects that may be only tangentially related to finance and accounting, but which require strong analytical skills. Reports to the Assistant General Manager and is a management unit position.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Participates in annual budget preparation, including preparing summary and analytical reports of the proposed budget for management and board review.
  2. Prepare budget variance reporting and analysis.
  3. Prepare and update financial projections.
  4. Prepare the monthly investments report.
  5. Draft the annual financial statements including management discussion and analysis, and the notes.
  6. Resolve higher level accounting issues, such as how to account for new transactions, or how to implement new accounting standards.
  7. Participate in cross functional teams to carry out special projects.
  8. Participate in internal control processes.
  9. Performs special studies, and researches and prepares recommendations.
  10. Related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. Professional knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles including GASB.
  2. Experience with FERC accounting.
  3. Experience with enterprise fund accounting under GASB standards.
  4. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  5. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word.
  6. Basic database programming ability (creating queries in Access, Excel, and/or SQL).
  7. Basic to intermediate skills in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  8. Excellent writing ability and oral communication skills.
  9. Knowledge of quantitative methods and ability to perform statistical analysis.
  10. Able to work cooperatively and collegially as part of a team.
  11. Knowledge of project management methods.
  12. Knowledge of cost accounting principles.
  13. Ability to design understandable, reader-friendly financial and narrative reports.
  14. Desire to learn new technical knowledge and skills.
  15. Ability to train and teach others.
  16. Ability to prepare and orally present information to project teams, the general public, and, to the board.
  17. A track record of timely completion of tasks and projects.
  18. Ability to offer advice to others and accept their decisions.
    Education and Experience Guidelines and Other Requirements
  1. Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or accounting.
  2. Certified Management Accountant or Certified Public Accountant with an active license to practice issued by any state.
  3. At least five years of work experience in accounting or finance including electric utility experience.
  4. Possession of a valid California driver's license and possession and continuance of a driving record that does not increase the district's automobile insurance rates is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with occasional travel from site to site.

Physical

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision

See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing

Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

This job description has been prepared to define typical duties that an employee is expected to perform in this classification. It is not intended to limit the work which may be performed since other tasks may be assigned that are similar in nature. Further, specific duties may be changed or deleted from time to time as deemed necessary by the General Manager.