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Accountant I or II

February 01, 2013 - February 22, 2013
Location:Anadarko, OK
Salary Range:$42,960 to $82,533
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Financial Services
Description:*At the option of the hiring official this position may be filled as an Accountant I or II.*

SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Financial Systems Supervisor, the Accountant I performs day-to-day moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements. The incumbent uses PeopleSoft automated financial system software. The Accountant II performs more complex accounting work requiring application of generally accepted accounting principles, concepts and practices to a wide variety of more difficult problems. The incumbent may serve as a lead worker for a specific accounting related function or area. The incumbent may also be responsible for system setup, testing and use of PeopleSoft financial system software.
Duties:Other duties may be assigned. Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions. Distributes expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules. Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits. Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports. Sets up and documents automated accounting systems and accounting control procedures. Sets up and tracks financial information on projects. Review and process accounts payable invoices, employee expense reports, and company check requests for administrative policy compliance. Maintain subsidiary ledgers. Distribute, collect and process credit card reconciliations. Maintain vehicle mileage records. Enters data and processes reports using the PeopleSoft Financials system.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Professional Knowledge: Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into applications; Uses feedback to modify recommendations; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Oral and Written Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Gets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected outcomes.

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.

Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required.

Accountant I – Salary Grade 7 ($42,960 min – $53,898 mid – $64,575 max): A four year bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of three years of professional accounting experience is required.

Accountant II – Salary Grade 9 ($53,772 min – $68,318 mid – $82,533 – max): A four year bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of six years of directly related professional accounting experience is required. At least three years of qualifying experience should be in a rural electric or utility environment.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and peers.

Math Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Ability to use a personal computer with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Outlook. Ability to use the PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial systems.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A current driver’s license is required.

WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Works a regular work week but may be required to work additional hours to meet deadlines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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