• Sr Accountant

    Connexus Energy Anoka, MN 55303

    Job #2384194438

  • Join the Connexus Energy team as a Senior Accountant! The Senior Accountant is accountable for the coordination, preparation, review, and analysis of accurate and timely accounting records for efficient and compliant financial operation of Connexus Energy.

    Based in Ramsey, Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric distribution cooperative, providing electricity, renewable energy alternatives and related services to 141,000+ residential and commercial members just north of the Twin Cities. We offer a collaborative work environment with challenging and rewarding work, which provides for professional development and work-life balance in a highly technical, stable and innovative industry. We give back to the communities we serve by embracing opportunities to volunteer, donate and support economic development. Our talented and friendly staff focuses on achieving our mission of providing the highest quality service at the lowest possible price.

    Key Responsibilities & Results for Senior Accountant

    • Primary accountability for the coordination, preparation, and analysis of monthly financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Financials should be completed in an accurate and timely manner, in order to provide analytical support to decision makers.

    • Balance, review, and coordinate the monthly activity in subsidiary accounting systems such as accounts payable, payroll, miscellaneous billing, job costing, asset management, and management reporting. Primarily accountable for reconciling the subsidiary systems to the general ledger to ensure accurate financial reporting.

    • Serve as “department expert” on Great Plains software applications including coordinating new applications and upgrades to ensure seamless, accurate implementations and maximum utilization of system capabilities.

    • Assist in the annual audit which ensures the accuracy of the financial records and the reporting requirements of lenders.

    • Prepare legal filings and reports as requested, to meet legal filing requirements.

    • Perform account reconciliations to ensure the accuracy of monthly and annual financial statements.

    Required Education, Experience, Skills, and Talents for Senior Accountant

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related

    • 5+ years experience in all aspects of accounting

    • Knowledge of GAAP rules and regulations

    • Knowledge of State of MN sales tax rules

    • Skilled in use of PC based accounting software

    • Experience with business intelligence software

    • Advanced Excel skills

    • Experience with system upgrades and implementations

    • Ability to analyze complex issues

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Ability to relay accounting concepts and principles to non-accounting people

    Preferred Education, Experience, Skills, and Talents for Senior Accountant

    • Experience with document management software

    • Experience with Great Plains, ADP payroll, and Microsoft Power BI software

    • Experience with FERC accounting

    The Senior Accountant application review process will continue until filled.

    Compensation: This position offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.

    An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

    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.