Dakota Electric Association

Financial Accountant

Job Description

Dakota Electric Association has an immediate opening for a Financial Accountant.  This position assists with providing complete and accurate financial records and reports in accordance with established accounting policies and procedures which contribute to the efficient management of Dakota Electric. 

  • Assist in coordination and administration of the month-end close process for DEA.
    • Preparing and entering journal entries into Infor(Lawson)
    • Interfacing, reviewing and reconciling billing and cash data from Umax software to Infor(Lawson)
    • Reviewing journal entries prepared by others in the department
    • Maintaining projects and chart of accounts in relation to journal entries
    • Analyzing and reconciling accounts, intercompany transactions and projects while investigating any variances between actual and budgeted results utilizing Infor(Lawson)
    • Assisting with maintenance and creation of company, departmental and project reports using Infor(Lawson), Crystal Reportwriter, PowerBI and Excel spreadsheets
    • Coordinating the distribution of month-end reports
    • Reviewing financial statements for accuracy and GAAP reporting
    • Extracting relevant information from large data sets for analytical purposes.
  • Responsible for activity-based accounting through accurate project reporting for DEA.
  • Reconcile all bank accounts monthly including investigation and resolution of any reconciling differences.
  • Prepare audit schedules and assist in preparation of external reports as required (i.e. Form 7, Form 990).
  • Complete the bookkeeping and federal and state filings for Helping Neighbors Trust.
  • Prepare and file Electric Utility Report 826 monthly and Electric Utility Report 861 annually.
  • Prepare annual budget of Board related expenses and provide assistance to the Financial Analyst as needed with the annual budget process.
  • Assist with other data requests and reconciliations as needed such as sales tax filings, property tax filings, rate cases, and regulatory filings.
  • Provide Great River Energy reporting for energy credits on a monthly basis.Review power bill invoice for reasonableness and accuracy.
  • Continually analyze accounting procedures, records and reports for accuracy and usefulness to the organization.Submit recommended changes to the Corporate Controller and implement approved changes.
  • Review own position description and recommend any changes to the Corporate Controller.
  • Provide back-up support for the Corporate Controller.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting is required
  • Two or more years of professional experience in accounting.
  • Infor(Lawson) Software experience and /or CPA certification is a plus.
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principles is required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, both orally and in writing.
  • Problem solving skills including identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner and skillfully gathering and analyzing information.
  • Computer skills including the ability to work with and create excel spreadsheets for departmental use, and experience with financial software applications.
  • Ability to generate creative solutions, develop innovative approaches and ideas and demonstrate attention to detail.
To be considered for this position, please apply online at www.dakotaelectric.com/careers/
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities.


Contact Information

Business Name: Dakota Electric Association
Street: 4300 220th Street West
City/State/Zip: Farmington, MN 55024
Local Phone: (651) 463-6212
Fax: (651) 463-6256
Website Address: http://www.dakotaelectric.com/careers

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