Job Opening for Controller in Alaska Energy Authority (813 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503)

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Job Category : Accountant
Company Name: Alaska Energy Authority
Position Name: Controller
Location : 813 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503
Job Description : CONTROLLERWant to make a difference? Interested in joining a team of professionals responsible for providing energy solutions to meet the unique needs and opportunities of Alaska’s communities? Then check out the details for our Controller position with Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) and the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA).Our Controller is responsible for all accounting functions relating to the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) and the supervision of staff in performance of those functions. This includes GL, reporting, budgets, internal controls, fiscal notes, and responding to legislative requests.We’re looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minimum of five years of professional accounting experience or similar experience. Must have experience in preparing audited financial statements including all footnote disclosures. A CPA, prior public accounting experience, and supervisory experience is very desirable.For more information, or to apply online, visit AIDEA’s website at www.aidea.org or AEA’s website at www.akenergyauthority.org. Send application and/or resume to Human Resources, AIDEA, 813 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99503, hr @ aidea.org, or by fax to (907) 771-3946.AIDEA/AEA are EEO/ADA employers. Individuals requiring accommodations should call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-3412 (TTY).Essential Functions: Accounting and Supervisory FunctionsSupervises daily accounting functions and finance staff either directly or through delegation. Assigns work responsibilities to finance staff and reviews work products. Oversees daily accounting activities, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, investments, capital projects and loans, and the recording of those activities in the general ledger.Responsible for developing, designing and implementing policies, procedures and work processes to ensure transactions are recorded in the accounting system in conformance with applicable accounting standards and authoritative guidance.Develops, designs and implements internal accounting controls to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information.Conducts or oversees research and implements new accounting standards for general ledger financial statement reporting.Prepares evaluations of staff and addresses performance issues as needed.Budgets and ExpendituresControls budgets and expenditures for both the AEA operating and capital budgets with restricted funding sources. Certifies funds availability, as required, at various transactional levels.Monitors the expenditure activity of the operating component units of the AEA budget and reports the budget status to management on a quarterly or more frequent basis.Supervises and approves the processing of project budgets, procurement requests, encumbrances and expenditures, either directly or through delegation.Monitors project budgets and works with AEA management and staff to resolve funding issues.In coordination with the AEA Executive Director and AEA management team, prepares the annual State operating and capital budget requests for AEA and assists in providing State budget personnel information for the preparation of AEA’s annual operating and capital budgets.Prepares fiscal notes as required for AEA legislation.Responds to legislative and other requests for financial information.Grants AdministrationManages federal receipts by reviewing federal grant applications for sufficient federal budget authorization and funding for match requirements; manages federal grant applications and ensures that federal financial assistance award applications are properly completed.Manages the financial transactions of awarded federal grants and assures compliance with all federal financial reporting requirements.Assists with the required annual federal single audit.Manages the receipt and expenditure of all other funding sources of AEA. This includes state funds and community grants that are managed by AEA on behalf of communities.Reviews all AEA sub-recipient grants for initiation or amendment. Reviews draft grant language and verifies the accuracy of budget and funding information for sub-recipient grants.Reviews and approves federal awards close-outs. This includes verifying that all final invoices have been paid and encumbrances/commitments are released.Reviews and approves all sub-recipient awards close outs. This includes verifying that all final invoices have been paid and encumbrances/commitments are released.Other Financial ManagementAs a member of the AEA management team, works closely with the AEA management team and the Chief Financial Officer to help make agency wide improvements and make policy recommendations as they relate to internal control structures and efficiency measures that improve business practices. Provides financial data and/or analysis to project managers, procurement manager, upper management, federal grantors, grantees and others.Financial Statement PreparationResponsible for the annual financial statements for AEA. Oversees the annual financial audit with outside auditors, legislative audit and other State departments.Conducts or oversees research and implementation of new accounting standards for financial statement reporting and researches appropriate accounting for non-routine transactions to ensure compliance with authoritative guidance.Oversees the preparation of financial reports required of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) for AEA.Other Duties as AssignedCritical Knowledge, Skills, and abilities: Ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications and generate meaningful reports.Ability to create reports which combine data from multiple data sources.Experience in, or knowledge of, complex accounting systems and coding structures.In-depth understanding of data sources, tables and data relationships.Demonstrated analytical skills that allow for interpretation of budgetary, financial, and related management information.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make sound recommendations.Strong knowledge of spreadsheets (pivot tables, lookup, text to data, if statements, conditional sums), data tracking applications, and computer report writing tools.Demonstrated advanced technology skills with the ability to continuously expand knowledge as it relates to software applications.Can work independently and take the initiative with minimal oversight.Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with attention to detail and accuracyProficiency in communication and presentation skills (orally and in writing).Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with management, staff, and other personnel.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceEmployee assistance programHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insurancePhysical Setting:OfficeSchedule:Monday to FridayEducation:Bachelor’s (Preferred)Experience:Accounting: 5 years (Preferred)Work Location: One location
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