Staff Accountant
Cumming, GA 
Posted 10 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
  1. Demonstrates an awareness that the job exists to effectively serve each member, and at every opportunity to achieve increased customer, employee, and public understanding for support of SEMC.
  2. Provides financial accounting services that ensure compliance with RUS accounting requirements and standards, coordinating and rendering the budgeting and financial planning functions of SEMC by applying principles of accounting and bookkeeping to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.
  3. Demonstrates an awareness that the job exists to effectively serve each SEMC member, and at every opportunity to achieve increased member and public understanding for support SEMC.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field; with a minimum of two (2) years related experience in an accounting/bookkeeping environment or a combination of the two, or equivalent experience as solely determined by the Corporation.

  1. Solid expertise in accounting principles, financial analysis, bulletins, procedures, and general bookkeeping and budgeting.
  2. High level of competency working within a Windows and MS Office environment, to include knowledge of Word Processing software (MS Word); Spreadsheet software (MS Excel); Internet, NISC Software platforms, and other software in use by the Corporation.  Advanced working abilities developing spreadsheets and graphs, building and operating formulas, input into databases and constructing presentations.
  3. Previous work experience in financial analysis and budgeting.
  4. Previous experience in accounting principles, bulletins, procedures, and general bookkeeping and budgeting.
  5. Requires the reliable and accurate performance of duties, to include the ability to provide clear and concise processes and/or solutions to management for deliberation.
  6. Knowledge of Corporation’s adaptation of RUS System of Accounts preferred.
  7. High Level of language skills as determined by ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and/or legal documents; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community; ability to write communications that conform to a prescribed style and format.
  8. High reasoning skill level as determined by ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  9. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  10. Ability to communicate well with all departments of the corporation, as well as members of the corporation.
  11. A valid Georgia driver’s license.
  12. Regular and reliable attendance record.
  13. Flexibility for overtime as necessitated by circumstances and on-call functions.
  14. Flexibility for irregular work hours, including evenings and weekends as necessitated by circumstances.
  15. This position requires that this individual report in time of natural disaster and weather-related emergencies and recognizes that the Corporation (SEMC) is an electric utility.
  16. Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner as an essential job function.
  1. Gathers, compiles, presents, and analyzes financial information.
  2. Prepares, investigates, and reviews financial statements, budgets, and other types of financial information.
  3. Corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  4. As directed, prepares statistical analyses to determine trends, estimates and significant changes, and prepares reports explaining findings.
  5. Assists with assessments of financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers.
  6. Monitors compliance with corporate and accepted accounting systems.
  7. Assists with planning and implementation of general accounting systems.
  8. Makes recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  9. Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization’s accounting operation.
  10. Collects appropriate data and assists in preparation of federal, state, and local reports and tax returns.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

  1. This position reports directly to the VP of Financial Services.
  2. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
  3. Internal Communication:  This position’s internal customers consist of all SEMC employees and assigned contract workers.
  4. External Communication: This position’s external customers include all SEMC members, the public, as well as financial institutions, vendors, legal advisors, regulatory agencies, and professional organizations.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the work in general office conditions with sedentary physical requirements and is regularly required to sit, speak, and hear, use hands to key, grasp, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  2. Duties require the physical ability of sitting, keyboarding, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, hearing, speaking, writing, operation of telephone, operation of miscellaneous office equipment, as well as other defined sedentary tasks.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, kneel or crawl.
  4. Duties are performed within a workstation environment, with extended periods of time spent working with a computer and reading print materials.
  5. The employee is frequently required to lift ten (10) pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift twenty-five (25) pounds.
  6. The vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  7. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  8. Job requires the ability to work under frequent deadline pressures, multiple changing priorities, and frequent interruptions, along with assisting internal and external customers as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans to perform the essential functions.  

Sawnee EMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females, Minorities, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Sawnee EMC is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Drug Free Workplace


Special Notes/Instructions
Applicants must complete an application prior to 5 PM, December 1, 2023. Apply online: If you require a paper application or an alternate format, please contact us at 770-887-2363 extension 7568.
Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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