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General Accountant

Girard, KS
Company: Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Job Position: General Accountant
Location: Girard, KS

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Heartland”) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of General Accountant.

Position Summary:
The General Accountant is responsible for providing complete and accurate accounting and financial records, statistical reports and analysis.  This position is responsible for the bi-weekly payroll and plant asset tracking. This position also ensures that all accounting functions are performed in accordance with accepted accounting principles and RUS Uniform System of Accounts.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field with at least one (1) year of professional experience.  Must have thorough bookkeeping and accounting knowledge obtained through work experience.  A valid Kansas Driver’s License is required. CPA is preferred.

  • Demonstrates a professional presence and commitment to effective job performance.
  • Believes in and practices the core values of caring for each other, care about the members and doing what’s right.
  • Exercises good judgment to make well-informed decisions and to develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Integrates business, organizational and industry knowledge into job performance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains appropriate accounting records for the Cooperative and its subsidiary.
  • Ensures accounting functions adhere to generally accepted accounting principles and RUS Uniform System of Accounts.
  • Maintains a complete, accurate and systematic general ledger accounting system in accordance with RUS specifications and other accepted accounting standards.
  • Accurately balances the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Prepares and processes monthly journal entries.
  • Prepares accurate and timely financial reports for the Director of Finance & Admin. including operating statement and balance sheet for the cooperative and its subsidiary.
  • Processes bi-monthly payroll and other related payroll processes for the cooperative and its subsidiary.
  • Prepares and remits taxes and other forms; payroll taxes, W-2’s, Form 7, property rendition, etc.
  • Maintains weekly cash balance including weekly transfers of funds to general fund account.
  • Analyzes financial information, categorizing assets, liabilities and capital for preparing monthly balance sheet and operating statements.
  • Prepares schedules and reports for auditors and external accountants for IRS filings; 990 for the Cooperative and 1120 for the subsidiary.
  • Processes construction/retirement work orders and special equipment and related reports. 
  • Monitors and calculates depreciation; processes monthly depreciation reports.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
 Heartland is a financially sound, member-owned, electric distribution cooperative providing service with 11,300 meters on over 3,800 miles of line. Heartland provides electric service to its members, which are located in parts of 12 different counties in Southeast Kansas. Heartland’ headquarters is located in Girard, Kansas, the county seat of Crawford county and is 120 miles south of Kansas City and 45 miles northwest of Joplin, Missouri.  The area offers all the advantages of small communities, low cost of living and an abundance of outdoor activities.
Heartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers an excellent retirement plan, employee benefit programs and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

Interested parties are to direct inquires to Human Resources and submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) three professional references; and (4) salary expectation. All applications must be received by October 1, 2020, and sent to:

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
c/o Human Resources
PO Box 40
Girard, KS  66743

or by email to: hr@heartland-rec.com

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