Human Resources

Utility Accounting Administrator - P&L

$4,354 - $8,709 per month

Current opening is in the Power & Light Department. This position performs work associated with supervising, managing and planning of the overall financial activities of a utility. Carries out supervisory responsibility including participating in the hiring process, training in job skills, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Develops and recommends operating budget for the department annually and monitors and administers approved budget. Reviews and approves payroll time report for the department. Prepares and assures the accuracy of all accounting records relating to property, plant, equipment and depreciation, inventory of supplies and fuel, and restricted funds for capital improvements and operations. Reviews and approves monthly financial and operating statements. Prepares long range financial plans for the department. Designs, implements, maintains and verifies accuracy of computerized Power & Light enterprise fund utility accounting systems in conformance with Uniform System of Accounts for electric utilities. Ensures quality standards and compliance with regulations are maintained. Prepares reports and analyses for City Council, Public Utilities Advisory Board, and the Department Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting, Business, Economics or a related field; and four to six years of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. A CPA is preferred. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Knowledge of generally accepted principles and practices of governmental and utility accounting; Federal, State, Municipal Charter, and Bond Covenants; basic budgetary principles and practices; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Uniform system of accounts for electrical utilities; administration of staff and activities; computer applications related to work; and preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Working Conditions: Typically quiet working conditions.

Drug Testing

Background check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

You may apply online at or in the Human Resources Dept., 2nd floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Position Closes: August 10, 2013.



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