East Central Energy, Braham, Minn. is looking to add a detail-oriented Plant Accountant - Broadband to our team. Do you enjoy working with numbers and spreadsheets? Are you a critical thinker who can accurately analyze reports and data? Then this is a great fit for you!

A Day in the Life

  • Monitor broadband work orders for “as built” and financial reasonableness, comparing staking to materials used and actual expenses, and making expense adjustments as needed.
  • Verify that work order jobs conform to Rural Utilities Service (RUS) accounting standards and follow RUS procedures.
  • Ensure accuracy of broadband work order coding and prepare various reports for the tracking of grants.
  • Check accuracy of general ledger and subsidiary records.
  • Maintain detailed records of broadband fixed assets for external auditors.
  • Ensure jobs and materials are either issued or reconciled from broadband warehouse.
  • Review standard costs for broadband plant and update when needed.
  • Two-year degree in accounting plus a minimum of two years’ accounting experience; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
Specialized Knowledge
  • Understand RUS accounting principles.
  • Possess a high level of integrity; respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Clearly communicate ideas and facts.
  • Confidently utilize spreadsheet programs.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks with strict and varying deadlines.
  • Concentrate on detail to ensure accuracy of data entered and reports generated.
  • Perform basic mathematical computations for reconciliation of debits and credits in general ledger accounts and to apply depreciation to fixed assets and overhead calculations.
What’s in it for you?
  • Join a culture of innovation, empowered decision-making, and accountability.
  • 100% employer paid medical insurance.
  • Up to 10% employer contribution to 401(k).
  • Additional benefits and amenities, including paid time-off programs, education assistance, and more.
The starting salary range for a fully qualified candidate for this position is $50,000-$58,000. This is a non-exempt (hourly), non-supervisory, onsite position at Braham, MN Headquarters.

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ECE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Must apply by Monday, March 27, 2023.

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