Are you ready for the next step in your Accounting career? Lincoln Electric System is looking for a motivated accounting professional to join its Financial Services team as an Accounting Manager. We are seeking someone comfortable with financial reporting, directing and reviewing general ledger accounting activities, accounts payable, and payroll. Sure, the work requirements are similar to other accounting opportunities, but this team has fun closing the books, works great together, and prides itself on delivering high-quality work. If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, keep reading and apply now for our Accounting Manager opening!
CORE COMPETENCIES & ESSENTIAL DUTIES Responsible for financial accounting, reporting, and analysis in accordance with GASB and FERC guidelines. Specific responsibilities include financial accounting, analysis and reporting, annual financial report development, external audit support and coordination, asset management, execution of Southwest Power Pool back-office responsibilities, accounts payable, payroll, managing and mentoring staff, strategic planning as part of the FS Management Team, and assisting with overall policy and procedure development. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas.
Provides strategic leadership to department staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, ensuring staff members are trained and cross trained, resolving conflicts, and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Prepares and manages the completion of financial statements, the annual financial report, audit reports, presentations and other communications for key stakeholders including the Administrative Board.
Oversees and manages external audit services.
Manages the financial contractual responsibilities related to ownership of and power purchase agreements with other utilities.
Manages and monitors payroll administration including preparation and delivery of required federal, state, and local tax forms and filings in accordance with IRS regulations.
Manages and monitors the processing of all accounts payable functions ensuring compliance with policies.
Leading & Facilitating Teams - Seeking a candidate who helps team develop a vision, objectives, and goals consistent with the organization’s mission while encouraging personal ownership, anticipating and resolving conflicts, and fostering an environment where team members are motivated to do their best work.
Decision Making - The successful candidate moves quickly to make good decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making sound decisions based on partial information; willing to take appropriate risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.
Initiative - The ideal candidate takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.
Accountability - The individual in this role holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.
Communications - Seeking a candidate that expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in related field, and
Seven years of progressively responsible utilities experience in area of assignment, including some supervisory experience; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Professional Certification such as CPM, CPA, or CMA preferred.