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Manager, General Accounting

Company: Cobb EMC
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Cobb EMC is currently recruiting for Manager, General Accounting to provide complete and accurate accounting records, to prepare financial statements, accounting and tax reports, and to maintain custodianship of accounting records for the Corporation.Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC) is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, which ranked third in the nation for reliable electricity and consistently delivers electricity at record-low rates to nearly 200,000 residential and commercial customers in five counties just north of Atlanta, GA: Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC's distribution system consists of 9,000 miles of line over 432 square miles. With over 200,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's EMCs and among the largest EMCs in the nation. Cobb EMC is recognized for consistently low rates and a commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. We are proud to be nationally recognized for dynamic and innovative programs regarding Electric Vehicles (EVs), Solar Power and Distributed Energy Technology. In addition to Cobb EMC being among the largest in the nation, our wholly-owned subsidiary Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in the Southeast. We offer great benefits effective day one of employment and an outstanding 401K match with additional company contribution. Visit the Benefits section on the Careers page for complete details! - - -Major Areas of Responsibility - -The items listed are major responsibilities of this position. They are not intended to cover each aspect of the position as the scope and duties may change or be temporarily altered based on the current business needs of the Company. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by the reporting authority.Safety & Corporate Standards:

  • Perform all work in a safe manner, encouraging others to do the same, and reporting unsafe situations,environments, and work procedures.
  • Abide by all corporate standards, policies, by-laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Complete all assigned work in an accurate, timely, and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.Accounting Functions:
  • Ensure that accounting functions adhere to generally accepted accounting principles and practices, consistent with industry and regulatory standards.
  • Review and approve work of subordinates, including schedules, journal entries, reports, reconciliations and tax or other governmental filings
  • -Coordinate Accounting projects and initiatives with other members of the accounting team or with other departments.
  • Analyze complex accounting data and reports and communicate results to management.
  • Ensure the accurate preparation of general ledger journal entries, overhead spreads, and month-end activities.
  • Process, maintain, and reconcile employee and dependent tuition assistance activity and cumulative balances per employee.
  • Review books of original entry and general ledger for completeness; examine trial balance for irregularities prior to preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations as assigned
  • Make recommendations that improve business efficiency around processes andAccounting Reports and Forms:
  • Prepare and/or review the monthly and annual Form 7 and Financial & Statistical Report, and other reports, as required.
  • Prepare and/or review monthly variance analyses for revenues and expenses
  • Prepare and submit monthly Georgia Sales and Use tax return, process payments and record journals, as required.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual franchise returns and process payments, as required.
  • Coordinate the month-end and year-end close processes for accounting/finance in Lawson and open new period
  • Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports, banking and board schedules.
  • Prepare year-end financial statements and extended schedules.Budgeting:
  • Review budget and/or forecast submissions and allocations, perform analyses, request additional information asneededTax & Regulatory Complaince:
  • Ensure that annual Unclaimed Property forms are filed and paid when due
  • Review Director 1099 information, respond to inquiries
  • Provide information for the preparation of annual IRS Form 990 or 1120 and review before filing
  • Provide information for the preparation of the annual audited financial statements, respond to auditor inquiries, review draft financial statement workpapers and reportsSupervision:
  • Handle all aspects of employment for subordinate staff, including hiring, promotion, training, and termination
  • Appropriately document actions on employment issues
  • Coach and direct learning through direct involvement and reinforcement
  • Analyze and manage daily workload and schedules
  • Monitor performance and conduct performance planning and review sessions
  • Ensure fair and consistent treatment of departmental employees
  • Actively support the efforts and intent of Equal Employment OpportunityNOTE: - The following are major responsibilities of this position. - They are not intended to cover each aspect of the position as the scope and duties may change or be temporarily altered based on the current business needs of the Corporation. - The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by the reporting authority.Minimum Qualifications - -
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.
  • Minimum eight years of experience in general and/or utility accounting, or four years of public accounting experience
  • Minimum two years of accounting managerial experience
  • Demonstrated expertise of Financial Reporting, GAAP, month and year-end closingSkills: - -
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Excellent computation and mathematical skills.
  • Excellent reconciliation and analytical skills.
  • Effective research and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate high degree of accuracy in all work.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively work in a fast paced, high-pressure work atmosphere
  • Ability to work wtih minimal supervision
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and PowerPoint.Preferred Qualifications: - -
  • Previous utility industry experience in accounting.
  • Previous knowledge of IRS tax form 990 and 1120
  • Previous experience with Lawson Smart Office
  • Previous experience with Power BI
  • Certified Public AccountantPhysical Demands: - -Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - - -
  • Pass company-required physical exam. -Sedentary work.Examples: - Work performed involves primarily sitting at workstation and frequently operating a personal computer and other office equipment.Working Conditions: - -
  • Work in general office environmentWorking Relationships: - -
  • INTERNAL:
  • Receive direction and instruction from immediate supervisor. - -
  • Work with upper management to provide reports and other information.
  • Provide direction, instruction, development and leadership to subordinate staff
  • Communicate with other departments to facilitate completion of accounting responsibilities.
  • EXTERNAL:
  • Effectively serve all customers to achieve increased customer and public support of the Corporation - - -
  • Provide assistance, advisement, and accounting information to external auditors, as required - -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Drug-free Workplace. - - -

Keywords: Cobb EMC, Marietta , Manager, General Accounting, Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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