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Work Order Accountant

Organization: Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Date Posted: 4/15/2019
Date Needed: 4/15/2019
City: Lennox
Location: South Dakota
Country: United States
Primary Category: Accounting
Salary: $31.00 hourly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Associate's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

SUMMARY. To assemble, tabulate and process cost data for construction and retirement work orders and prepare and balance work order inventories and special equipment summaries.  To oversee and maintain supporting records for construction, retirement, operation and maintenance activities and other related programs in a timely, accurate and cost-effective manner.  To assist with custodial duties for receiving, storing and issuing line material, equipment, merchandise for resale, tools and safety equipment in warehouse or storage areas in a manner which produces maximum economic and administrative efficiencies.  


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Checks staking sheets to verify material charge outs and continuing property records.  Verifies work order data from staking software to application software.  Compares work orders to staking sheets and makes necessary corrections.  Ensures materials are charged correctly.

  • Verifies payroll, transportation, material and all other applications that provide direct charges to work orders.  Verifies and processes contribution-in-aid-of-construction.  Maintains software programs for material handling expense spreadsheets and overhead to labor spreadsheets.

  • Check accuracy and proper accounting of accounts payable invoices for work order related materials, supplies and contract labor.

  • Accounts for work order activities, accumulates and monitors costs, runs monthly reports, closes work orders, prepares inventories of completed work orders and summaries of special equipment purchases for appropriate accounting and financing purposes.

  • Inputs and updates construction work plan projects in work order software package.

  • Monitors receiving and issuing materials and supplies to insure accurate accounting of purchases, uses and sales.  Provide assistance receiving materials and supplies as needed.

  • Process monthly inventory and run reports to reconcile with general ledger balance.

  • Assists with city taxes on materials used each month.

  • Provides input for maintaining accurate maps by documenting changes.  Maintains pole line mileage records by work order inventory.

  • Updates underground locate maps with additions and retirements.  Submits updates to SD One Call on a regular basis.

  • Summarizes monthly construction and retirement activities by cost codes to generate historical data utilized by consulting engineer to prepare construction work plans.

  • Works closely with Operations Department personnel to account for materials issued and returned on a daily basis.  Prepares cost estimates for various projects as requested by Operations personnel.

  • Assists with reconciliations of physical inventories with book inventories on a periodic basis to identify variances and resolve differences.

  • Reviews work to insure compliance with specifications, work practice and safety standards; takes corrective action as needed.

  • Set up and maintain other accounts receivable accounts, tax codes and necessary accounting.

  • Verify and process work for others accounts receivable invoicing on a monthly basis.  Assists with follow-up on past due accounts, sends second notices and reports status of past due balances.

  • Assists in answering general consumer inquiries about security lights, water heaters, replacement parts, etc.

  • Maintains historical work order and special equipment close out statistics and information for preparation of construction work plans and loan applications by consulting engineers.

  • Analyzes department activities to determine areas of improvement.  Makes recommendations to Accounting Manager for improvements in department.

  • Works closely with Accounting Manager in development of programs designed to accomplish goals of department.

  • Promotes good member and public relations within department.  Renders prompt, efficient, courteous and reliable service in a safe and orderly manner.

  • Assists in preparation of all documentation, as required, and keeps Accounting Manager adequately informed of activities and progress.  Coordinates activities with other personnel of the Cooperative.

  • Utilizes safe working practices and immediately reports all accidents involving personnel, assigned equipment, and/or materials and supplies.  Operates vehicles, equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Maintains a level of continuing education to keep informed on current developments in related areas.

  • Strives for self improvement of on-the-job skills.

  • Possesses a good command of the English language.

How to Apply / Contact

Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting applications for a Work Order Accountant in our rural Sioux Falls office located at exit 68 on I-29.  This position requires a self-motivated individual to check staking sheets with related material charge outs, verify direct charges to work orders, close work orders and prepare inventories of completed work orders and summaries of special equipment purchases on a monthly basis.  Prior experience with an electric cooperative preferred along with a strong background in related software applications, such as NISC.

Full-time regular position with excellent benefit plan and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For an application and job description, visit or contact John McDonald at 800-333-2859 or  Application deadline is May 3, 2019.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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