Website New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Accountant I

The Position

Reporting to the Controller, this position will assist in planning, directing, reviewing all accounting functions to provide timely and accurate financial reports in accordance with established accounting policies and procedures and FERC chart of accounts that will result in the efficient management of NHEC. In addition, assist in accounting for work orders to assure accurate and current property records within established policies and requirements of FERC.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Supports the strategic goals of NHEC by assisting in the process of developing, reporting on, and achieving Balanced Scorecard objectives.
  • Supports the cultural goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, being results oriented and innovative, and seeks feedback.
  • Increases professional and technical knowledge by attending educational classes, reading professional magazines, and participating in professional societies, as well engage in process improvement training and initiatives.
  • Affirms that the General Ledger balances are accurate by reviewing the activity posted to the financial records of NHEC and reconciling balances to subsidiary ledgers.
  • Provides historical financial information to management by compiling data and generating reports as assigned.
  • Assists in the monthly closing of NHEC’s financial records by preparing journal entries as needed.
  • Assists in the monthly closing of NHEC’s financial records by inputting journal entries to the General Ledger and monitors the stage of completion for the closing process.
  • Provides backup to the Accounts Payable Specialist by periodically preparing the weekly check run process in their absence.
  • Provides backup to the Accountant by monitoring cash transactions and wire transfers.
  • Assists in the external auditing process by developing and providing various schedules required by the outside audit This includes follow-up questions or analysis work that may arise.
  • Assists the Work Order Cost Accountant with the monthly closing process for work orders to ensure work orders are accurate by verifying the accuracy of transactions posted to the work orders and ensure work orders are posted to the continuing property records in a timely manner.
  • Ensures an efficient and effective accounting function is maintained by providing back-up support as requested.
  • Improves corporate safety performance by maintaining a safe and clean working environment, participating in department safety meeting, adhering to Employee Safety Rules and Procedures, recognizing at risk behaviors and conditions and taking corrective actions or providing feedback.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Person

  • First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization.
  • An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field desired as well as five years of experience in accounting Work order accounting experience is desirable.
  • Requires an ability to handle a variety of diverse tasks and organize work to meet deadlines. Should be skilled in the use of office equipment including personal Must be able to effectively communicate information on financial accounting both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have a solid understanding of Accounting Theory and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Exposure to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission uniform system of accounts desirable. Should have general knowledge of cost accounting. Should have the ability to utilize spreadsheets on personal computers using Excel, or similar software packages, and the ability to develop business applications within the area of accounting responsibilities.
  • Assistance with power restoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will be assigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. In addition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays which may involve considerable extra In order to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may be reached after hours. This number will only be used for internal purposes.

NHEC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer