This position has the responsibility to assist in the management, tracking, and evaluation of Engineering’s capital construction activities by providing accounting and analytical support to the business unit.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
Maintain, balance, and reconcile the CIAC (Contribution In Aid of Construction) Plant Account. Track contributions and refunds, capital expense forms, reconcile account monthly, and provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Calculate and distribute quarterly CIAC refunds to developers. Communicate with SECO Energy Developers and address any questions concerning CIAC refunds.
Manage capital contract invoicing and process outside service invoices from SECO Energy contractors.
Receive, evaluate, reconcile, and correct invoices as required. Determine applicable work orders and accurately determine which capital or expense accounts to apply invoiced amounts.
Coordinate meetings, conference calls, and other communication with SECO Energy outside service vendors to address outstanding invoices, invoice issues, and other vendor issues.
Track capital construction work in progress, forecast construction to plant quarterly totals, and provide monthly reports.
Maintain processes and procedures concerning account coding of construction assemblies.
Process and evaluate substation construction invoices. Prepare RUS closeout forms for substation construction contracts performed under Form 830.
Assist in the preparation and tracking of annual Capital Construction budget. Prepare, analyze, and distribute monthly expense budget reports and financial information for the Engineering Department. Track and evaluate capital construction aspects on a monthly basis including: work order aging, invoice aging, total capital spend by RUS code and work order, Construction Work Plan spend tracking, and actual construction vs estimated work order trends.
Manage Engineering’s Large Power contracts, maintain current documentation, and process any annual refunds set forth in these contracts.
Participate in the evaluation and documentation of business processes and facilitate the implementation of business process improvements.
Provide analytical, report creation, and metric tracking support to the business unit and others as required.
The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Education and Experience
Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related discipline, or equivalent training and experience.
Three plus years’ applicable Accounting experience which may include one or more of the following: utility plant and asset management, accounts payable and accounts receivable experience; general ledger accounting; cost accounting principles, balancing and reconciling accounts.
Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Previous electric utility plant accounting experience or related industry.
Applicable process documentation experience and/or a certification in business process improvement.
Completion of RUS Borrower Accounting course within 3 years of date of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, concepts and practices; accounting processes and improvement techniques and tools; application of automated systems for financial reporting and accounting purposes.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products with efficiency in Word and advanced knowledge in Excel; ability to acquire skills and use of applicable corporate Cost and General Accounting computer systems.
Excellent math skills and ability to prepare spreadsheets.
Knowledge of technical skills necessary to perform financial impact forecasts, cost-benefit analyses, and statistical analyses.
Demonstrated listening, verbal, and written communication skills to accurately prepare all types of office correspondence; design and produce reports; effective planning and organizational skills with excellent documentation and detail orientation; ability to complete assignments and meet deadlines; work independently and in a team environment.
Excellent customer service orientation and interpersonal skills for effective interaction with managers, employees, vendors, subcontractors, government agencies, and others; ability to exercise good judgment, sound reasoning skills, and discretion in making independent decisions commensurate with responsibilities.
Ability to interpret financial statements, business process documents, and construction invoices.
Ability to maintain highly confidential information, and effectively manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment; ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in all situations.
English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.
The skills required for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions, and technical skills exercise(s).
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters or 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 functions. Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
General sedentary office environment. Normal work hours will be eight (8) hours, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Ability to work irregular hours for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling to report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including personal computer, calculator, printers, telephone, scanners, copiers, and FAX machine.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
This position has general sedentary office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Utilize all SECO Energy equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Be alert to and notify appropriate personnel immediately any safety hazards involving SECO Energy equipment.
Actively participate in SECO Energy safety meetings/programs.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of all applicable SECO Energy safety rules, policies, practices and procedures.
Attend and actively participate in training as scheduled.
Maintain regular attendance and punctuality during the established working hours.
Maintain a commitment to excellence and to the Corporate Vision.
Maintain and encourage open, honest communication with superiors and co-workers.
Exhibit a commitment to customer focused service.
Exhibit integrity and honesty in all actions.
Exhibit a firm commitment to safety.
Maintain a team player focused cooperative style.
Exhibit a strong work ethic.
About SECO Energy
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 200,000 families and businesses across seven counties in Central Florida, making SECO the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the seventh largest in the nation.
In both 2017 and 2016, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Cooperatives” in the J.D. Power Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. In 2015, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Midsize Utilities in the South” by J.D. Power. SECO refers to the three consecutive awards as its “Triple Crown,” and we are grateful to our members for ranking us #1!