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Senior Accountant

Company: EPB
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

: Are you looking for an opportunity to join a company that values people and innovation while placing the highest priority on enhancing the lives of their customers and community? Are you a motivated, passionate, and highly skilled technical and engineering talent with a compelling urge to serve a meaningful purpose and to make a difference? At EPB, we put our customers, employees, and community first. We are dedicated to developing diverse, high-performing people who are passionate about what they do. If this sounds like you, we invite you to learn more about how you can join our team and grow with us. PURPOSEThe Senior Accountant will perform professional level financial accounting and reporting activities. Prepares reports and financial documents (including the Annual Report), performs revenue and expense analysis, reconciles data to the general ledger, is an integral part of the budget process, and performs other related duties as assigned. All work must be accomplished in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES Primary functions will include Financial Reporting, including an Annual Report, and preparation of the Annual Budget. Other general and administrative tasks as assigned. Review and analyze the work flow of EPB's Financial Reporting to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of the records. Assist in the coordination of the preparation of monthly Financial Statements, the Annual Budget, and the Annual Report. Ensure that errors are corrected and the monthly financials are completed within an average of seven working days. Also serve as team leader on special projects as needed. Review and analyze training needs of new accountants and provide their training as a mentor. Review and analyze the training needs of other EPB employees and assist in their training. Research, verify, and enter adjusting entries to the general ledger as required to correct postings to incorrect account numbers and/or jobs. Research and prepare monthly journals for non-standard amortizations, bonds, etc. Develop new procedures/work flows to improve the efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of the accounting department processes. Consult, research, and advise other departments relative to their accounting procedures. Review, research, and analyze new FERC, FCC, FASB and GASB pronouncements. Determine their impact on EPB financials and ensure any required changes are incorporated accurately and timely. Provide expert assistance to an Accountant I or Accountant II in EPB accounting records and processes. Should be able to quickly evaluate the reasonableness of data, spot errors, recognize abnormal relationships, and identify potential problem areas. After assisting the Accountant I/II in spotting and correcting errors, the Senior Accountant is expected to follow up on the cause and methods for prevention. Keep supervisor informed of accounting related activities and issues. Prepare, maintain, or make entries to spreadsheets and databases as required to track expenses, collections, balances, and other data.QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or related field with successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of accounting courses and 5 years of accounting experience. Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Office Applications; strong qualitative, quantitative, and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to excel in a team environment; strong and effective interpersonal skills; strong and effective oral and written communication skills. Internal candidates will have demonstrated a mastery of Accountant II skills for a period of at least one year prior to consideration for promotion. External candidates will be expected to master Accountant II skills within one year of hire date. Demonstrated skills to deal effectively with customers and employees as well as demonstrated ability to understand detailed processes and procedures. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Experience in processing data with a high degree of speed and accuracy.CERTIFICATIONS and/or OTHER REQUIREMENTS Ability to collect, process, analyze, and organize large quantities of detailed information into logical, concise reports and/or presentations. Ability to obtain proficiency in the use of computerized software and office equipment. Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving a variety of duties which are often characterized by frequent changes.BENEFITSYou'll enjoy competitive compensation including an outstanding benefits and perks that fit your life, including: Health, Dental, Vision and wellness plans for you and your family - including a free on-site health clinic and on-site exercise facilities Educational assistance programs and programs centered on career development to help you reach your personal and career goals. Funding a financial savings program that helps you plan your future - 401K Volunteer OpportunitiesWHO WE ARERecognized by J.D. Power customer satisfaction four years running, EPB is one of America's largest publicly-owned energy providers. EPB is also the pioneering communications company that surprised the nation by being the first to offer gigabit speed internet services comprehensively to all residents and businesses in our market-four years before Google Fiber launched its first deployment. EPB delivers internet speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second as a standard offer to both homes and businesses along with television and telephone services.With the fiber optic network as the communications backbone we deployed the most advanced and automated smart grid power distribution system in the U.S. As a result, EPB has become a major research partner for the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory for field-testing technology and best practices including the deployment of cutting-edge smart grid equipment, micro-grid control systems, integrated storage, and much more.A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOMEEPB is located in Chattanooga, TN, a city that Outside Magazine called the Tennessee River in a valley surrounded by mountains, Chattanooga is well known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation along with having the world's fastest internet which earned it the name "Gig City." Chattanooga also offers award-winning, downtown living, a thriving food scene, and a surprisingly low cost of living with no state income tax. As a result, Liviability.com includes Chattanooga among its Top 100 Best Places to Live and Top 10 Downtowns .

Keywords: EPB, Chattanooga , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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