Accountant and Software Specialist- Kennewick, WA

Employer: Brothers Electrical Consortium

Job Description:
JOB TITLE: Accountant & Software Specialist REPORTS TO: Controller
DATE CREATED: March 23, 2022 DATE MODIFIED: 3/23/2022
APPROVED BY: CEO & HR DEPARTMENT: BEC

INTRODUCTION AND JOB DESCRIPTION
Brothers Electrical Consortium (BEC) was founded in 2020. BEC supports operations for Columbia River Electric and Hamer Electric. Columbia River Electric Maintenance, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Kennewick, WA. Hamer Electric was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Longview WA. We provide electrical service solutions to Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, Industrial and Construction clients in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California. Our team is passionate about making a difference in our community at every level and is committed to advancing the service industry in a great way. We believe Integrity, Safety, Quality and Production are the keys to our success.

We are seeking a highly motivated Accountant and Software Specialist with an extensive background in month end closeout, AP, AR, GL reconciliation, budget, taxes, financial reporting, and recordkeeping.

This position requires exceptional proven track record of managing complex administrative and operations duties that occur simultaneously. At a minimum, the ideal candidate will be equipped with a strong technical background that will add value to ongoing team-oriented efforts such as defining strategy, developing effective operations and administration infrastructure, and using strong excel skills to provide accurate data reporting.

Must be teachable and willing to learn. The successful candidate will be self-driven and embrace the opportunity to create solutions to new or uncharted challenges as they arise, possess a passion for advancing their career and contributing to leadership opportunities as they arise during business growth

SUMMARY OF QUALIFCATIONS:
Eligible candidates are required to possess the following:

The Accountant and Software Specialist is responsible for the Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to consistently produce accurate work.

Perform a variety of professional accounting responsibilities with lead responsibility for the company’s banking management, cash, billing, collection, general ledger, construction and capital asset accounting, accounts payable, and purchasing card. Responsible for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The accountant is responsible for leading the preparation of financial reports. Must have the ability to meet month end deadlines while maintaining accuracy. The accountant performs intermediate level accounting activities.
Successful candidates will have professional accounting experience and demonstrated ability to perform the full range of required accounting duties and have experience with accounting software and Excel.

Successful candidates will have professional accounting experience and demonstrated ability to perform the full range of required accounting duties and have experience with accounting software and Excel.

Skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving are essential. Ensure complete, accurate, and timely completion of financial and accounting records for the company and prepare analysis of operations for management. Make recommendations for process improvements and perform administrative duties for all areas of responsibility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability to process a large volume of transactions within a specified time.
• Performs moderately complicated accounting functions and possesses ability to read a Chart of Accounts and interpret it.
• Proficient with Generally Accept Accounting Principles and understanding of how to apply them.
• Ability to adapt to various accounting software systems and other computer applications such as Excel while maintaining accuracy.
• Ability to perform Accountant functions and on occasion provide backup and training to other team members.
• The ability to perform reconciliations of general ledger accounts, vendor statements.
• Capable of prioritizing tasks and complete tasks within tight deadlines; possess excellent time management and organizational skills.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to work in a team environment.
• Possess the ability to assist with external and internal audits by retrieving and providing exact information about assets, liabilities, and transactions.
• Develop and implement process improvements to streamline and improve company accounting procedures.
• Identify areas for improvement, changes in procedures, new developments, or changes in services or products. Keep peers up to date on trends and general company information.
• Reconcile revenue reports, unbilled variances, special projects, and claims disbursements.
• Responsible for the proper recording of all revenues and expenses of the company.
• Keep manager advised of status of all projects; advise of concerns and trends to mitigate risk
• Perform all duties and maintain all sensitive data with the highest standard of confidentiality and professionalism. Consistently display respect for all areas of diversity and levels of knowledge.
• Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to consistently produce accurate work.
• Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues
• Oversee payroll
• Calculate and check to ensure payments, amounts and records are correct
• Sort incoming and outgoing daily post and answer any queries
• Production of profit and loss
• Bank reconciliation, posting and balancing
• Weekly wages, petty cash and journal postings
• Daily bank receipts postings
• Order Checks

Accounts Payable:
• Perform the day-to-day processing of subcontractor accounts payable transactions
• Maintains ERP system for all vendor invoices
• Maintain credit cards, fuel cards and debit cards
• Oversee Accounts Payable
• Other duties as assigned

Accounts Receivable:
• Create and issue client invoices - working in cooperation with the PM in charge of each project
• File invoice copies in project files
• Follow up with clients to make sure invoices have been received
• Assist with sending Client Statements when requested
• Prepare daily reports
• Reconcile the client invoices to the GL
• Assign numbers and set up new projects
• Assist PMs with project reporting as needed
• Assist with reconciling accounts for monthly period close
• Complete and maintain sales invoices and reports
• Other duties as assigned

Software Specialist:
• Support in Spectrum job information
• Manage Spectrum users with access
• Upload documents into Spectrum
• Organize and schedule Spectrum training for other employees
• Set up new employees and suppliers in accounting system
• Report on debtors and creditors
• Assist with special projects as assigned
• Receive payments into Spectrum
• Tax preparation on state and federal levels for employees as well as local state and government.
• Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
• Accounting Degree and 3 years accounting experience or equivalent progressive accounting experience in lieu of degree
• Extensive GL experience
• Strong understanding of Excel, particularly in manipulating, sorting, and reconciling large amounts of data
• Work well under pressure and meet hard month, quarter, and year end deadlines
• Software: ERP System (Spectrum), preference will be given to those with Spectrum experience
• Ability to take ownership of and follow through with assigned tasks
• A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external sources
• Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
• Ability to represent the company in a professional and positive manner
• New hires must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen and background screen

REFERENCES:
Provide 3-4 professional references

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to:
cristy@brothersecllc.com; 6343 W. Brinkley Rd. Kennewick, WA Brothers Electrical Consortium is an Equal Opportunity empl

Contact Person: Sean Ball
Phone: 509-713-6689
Email: sean.ball@brothersecllc.com
Location: Kennewick, WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: D.O.E

Posted on May 25, 2022

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