CHELCO seeks an Accountant

  • Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO)
  • DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, USA
Full time Finance

Job Description

CHELCO seeks an Accountant
CHELCO, a respected member-owned electric utility in DeFuniak Springs, FL seeks an Accountant to perform treasury management, bank reconciliations, subsidiary account balancing, and complete financial statements and activity reports as required by the Eglin Utility Privatization Contract.
Though not all-inclusive, as an Accountant, you would:
  • Perform tasks related to treasury management. Monitors cash transactions on a daily basis and investigates discrepancies. Includes posting and balancing accounts receivable in CHELCO databases.
  • Perform bank reconciliations for CHELCO, Southland Utility Services, and Eglin Utility Privatization Contract.
  • Maintain and reconcile accounts receivable general ledgers and other various general ledger accounts.
  • Compile and remit sales, use, and gross receipt taxes.
  • Assist with the production of checks and refunds as well as the generation and transmission of positive pay files to banks.
  • Provides backup support for accounts payable and payroll.
Minimum Requirements: An associate’s degree in a related field of finance or accounting and at least six years of related experience; or a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and at least three years of related experience. Must meet requirements for military base access.  
Must have the ability to use mathematical reasoning and complex problem-solving skills. Must be able to communicate with tact, professionalism, and respect. Must be proficient with computers and software such as Microsoft Office.
  The preferred candidate will also have the following skills:
  • Strength in troubleshooting, critical thinking, and detail orientation.
  • Should possess some knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and managing files and records.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Experience with government contracts preferred.
The normal workweek is 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. The position mainly reports to the CHELCO Headquarters building in DeFuniak Springs but may be required to report to any CHELCO service locations. With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance at a designated worksite location is considered essential.
Why Should You Apply? This job will give you the opportunity to . . .
  • Work for a progressive, community-focused company
  • Work with a strong, goal-oriented, experienced team
  • Contribute to the quality of life of our members, community, and employees
  • Receive exceptional benefits and competitive pay
CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension (defined-benefit) plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year.

Applications accepted from 09/07/2021 through 8:00 am 10/05/2021. Apply at Resumes only with a completed application.  Questions? Call HR, 850-307-1127. Interviewees will be notified. Drug-Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/Veteran