Primarily responsible for supporting and overseeing the preparation of Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC) financial statements in conformance with FERC guidelines, converting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) financial statements to FERC financial statements. Works closely with the Financial Research and Reporting Group responsible for reporting financial information in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC). Other responsibilities include assisting in preparing and filing reports in accordance with the SEC, researching and tracking GAAP to FERC differences for reporting purposes, researching the potential impact on financial statements and disclosures of new GAAP accounting, SEC, and FERC standards/regulations, ensuring FERC financial statements are properly produced and filed. Provides technical and oversight direction to the corporate accounting team with various processes as needed. Prepare written analyses and conclusions of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for audit purposes. The Senior FERC Financial Research and Reporting Specialist exhibits a collaborative disposition and effectively communicated both within the accounting department and across the organization.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Training
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related area.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Advanced working knowledge of accounting principles and practices, US GAAP and FERC accounting.
Extensive knowledge of accounting allocation procedures, account validation rules and system interrelationships with general ledger.
Extensive knowledge of FERC reporting, including US GAAP to FERC differences
Extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable to accounting, and tax, and current accounting issues; knowledge of SEC reporting
Electric Utility accounting requiredbility to plan and organize workload, provided assistance, review and direct the work of others.
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally with other employees at all levels of the company.
Extensive working knowledge of computers and software for accounting systems and report writer applications.
Ability to perform detail work with a high degree of accuracy.
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
Eight (8) years of related professional level accounting experience in FERC research and reporting including minimum of five (5) years progressive general ledger accounting experience, and a minimum of one (1) year of senior or lead accountant experience.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with Oracle EBS, SAS and SAS FM report writer applications.
CPA or progress towards CPA preferred.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (vlookup, if statements, pivot tables, etc.)
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
Internal Number: IRC32176
About Tri-State G&T Assn., Inc.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.