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Accountant Lead

at Lower Colorado River Authority

Posted: 2/23/2019
Job Reference #: 5834

Job Description

  • LocationUS-TX-Austin
    # Positions
  • General Overview

    LCRA is a billion dollar company enhancing the quality of life for Texans through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA offers flexible work schedules, teleworking, 401K match, career growth potential, community involvement opportunities, and challenging work prospects. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that is team-oriented with a passion for accounting.

    At an expert level, leads or assists on accounting related projects and provides expertise in the areas of financial and acquisition accounting, cost management, activity management, process improvement, internal controls, management and financial reporting, and strategic planning. Supports and advises staff, manages projects, helps set goals and direction of department and advises management on impact of new accounting regulations on business operations and reports. This position requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects. Progression to this level is limited based on business requirements.

    • Provides financial and managerial accounting assistance to business units (BU’s) in support of activities, performance measurement and reporting. Performs detailed technical financial analysis and budget-to-actual analysis on an as needed basis.
    • Analyzes existing processes and identifies opportunities for process improvement based on trends in process performance and a sound understanding of the business process.
    • Develops and reviews financial policies and procedures, including technology and/or business process changes.
    • Designs, produces and reviews financial, managerial and regulatory reports.
    • Researches industry and accounting literature in order to stay abreast of emerging issues. This may include interpreting PUC rules, state and federal legislative bills, and new accounting standards. Communicates impact to executive management. Develops a plan and implements applicable changes by required deadline.
    • Confirms accounting transactions and reports are in compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) standards.

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Bachelor’s degree in business with 24 or more college credit accounting hours including intermediate accounting plus eight or more years’ experience in accounting.