Cobb EMC

  • General Accountant

    Job Locations US-GA-Marietta
    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/11/2019 2:09 PM)
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  • Overview

    Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 180,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of 9,000 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 200,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation's 900 EMCs.  We are proud to be one of the Top 10! SEPA's Utility Solar and Utility Energy Storage Rankings highlight the Top 10 utilities in each category for the most total megawatts or watts per customer put on-line in 2016.



    We currently have an opening for a General Accountant.   This position will provide complete and accurate accounting records, to account for and maintain fixed asset and continuing

    property records, to prepare fixed asset and accounting reports, and to maintain custodianship of accounting records for the Corporation. 

    The General Accountant will report to the Manager of General & Plant Accounting. 

    We offer great benefits day one of employment and 401K match with additional company contribution. 

    Visit the Benefits section on the Careers page for complete details!






    Major Areas of Responsibilities:

     NOTE:  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 Company.  The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by the reporting authority.

    Accounting Functions

    • Ensure that accounting functions adhere to generally accepted accounting principles and practices, consistent with industry and regulatory standards.
    • Review and balance all Plant Accounting system transactions for posting to general ledger.
    • Reconcile subsidiary ledgers to general ledger accounts, as required.
    • Reconcile Power Costs, Material Inventory and Fuel Inventory balances, as required.
    • Ensure the accurate preparation of General Ledger journal entries, overhead spreads, and month-end activities.
    • Coordinate month end closing process & reporting for Asset Management system; i.e. PowerPlan or NISC.
    • Scan journal entry information for storage on optical imaging system.


    Work Orders & Fixed Assets


    • Complete the NRECA Work Order and Fixed Asset Accounting course.
    • Review Distribution & General Plant Work Orders to ensure correct costs applied before closing to Plant.
    • Work with other departments to ensure that General Plant assets are classified in the correct accounts and that assets are retired in the correct manner.
    • Coordinate the classification of new and existing General Plant Assets and determine the appropriate depreciation method.
    • Work with the Engineering Group to correct errors in construction units and estimates that are entered in the Asset Management System.
    • Ensure that Plant Work Order blankets are successfully closed each month with appropriate supporting documentation.
    • Maintain accurate general plant records & depreciation rates and assist with the inventory of general plant items.
    • Prepare Journal Entries to correct charges to work orders in error and to provide research and corrections for work orders kicked out at month end close.



    Accounting Reports and Forms

    • Assist in preparation and filing of the annual Property Tax form with the Georgia Department of Revenue.
    • Assist in preparation of year-end financial statements and extended schedules.
    • Prepare the monthly Member Extension Report and other reports as required.
    • Provide monthly Work Order Unitized Report for the Engineering organization.
    • Assist with preparation of Work Plan Financial Reports.
    • Prepare and communicate monthly Work Order CWIP Reports for Management Review





    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
    • Minimum six years’ experience in general and/or utility accounting OR four years’ experience and successful completion of the Certified Public Accountant exam.

    • Demonstrated expertise with the fundamentals of general accounting

    • Familiarity with FASB standards

    • 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 with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.

    • Proficiency with personal computers including Excel spreadsheet and word processing software


    The ideal candidate will also have:

    • Previous utility industry experience in accounting
    • Previous work order and fixed asset experience.  


    Working Conditions:

    Work in general office environment. 



    Physical Demands: 

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.       

    Sedentary work - Example: Work performed involves primarily sitting at workstation and frequently operating a personal computer and other office equipment.

    Pass company-required physical exam and drug screen.




    CORE Competencies:

    Customer Focus

    Personally demonstrates that external (or internal) customers are a high priority. Identifies customer needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner. Anticipates and prevents delays or other things that can adversely affect the customer. Keeps customers informed about the status of pending actions and inquires about customer satisfaction with products or services.



    Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished. Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.



    Is an effective team player who adds complementary skills and contributes valuable ideas, opinions and feedback. Communicates in an open and candid manner and can be counted upon to fulfill any commitments made to others on the team.


    Innovative Thinking

    Looks out for new and innovative approaches that will improve efficiency. Embraces and champions new ideas and encourages others to do likewise. Recognizes and rewards people and teams who are creative and innovative.


    Safety Focus 

    Perform all work in a safe manner, encouraging others to do the same, reporting unsafe situations. Hold safety as an essential organizational value and promote an enterprise-wide, safety-first culture at CobbEMC.





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