Stowe Electric Department
Published
June 24, 2024
Location
435 Moscow Rd, Stowe, Vermont
Job Type

Description

Company Overview:

Stowe Electric Department (SED) is a community-focused utility committed to providing reliable electric service to the residents and businesses of Stowe. We are dedicated to sustainability, innovation, and exceptional customer service.

General Summary of Position:

Join our team as the Accountant & Benefits Administrator where you will play a crucial role in managing payroll, benefits administration, and financial reporting. Reporting directly to the General Manager, this position requires meticulous attention to detail, a strong understanding of regulatory compliance, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in payroll processing, benefits coordination, and financial record keeping ensuring the smooth operation of SED's administrative functions.

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

• Process payroll including related reports, quarterly tax filings, and yearly W2s and ACA reporting and maintain employee payroll data.
• Coordinate the Annual Worker Compensation Audit and manage Estimated Wages for insurance renewals.
• Administer unemployment claims and maintain compliance with Equifax requirements.
• Oversee the random drug testing program for CDL employees, maintaining DER status and conducting Clearinghouse queries.
• Contribute to departmental budget development and updates.
• Track employee health benefits and retirement plan submissions, ensuring compliance with third-party vendors.
• Assist with journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and financial statement preparation.
• Support monthly tax filings including sales & use, local options, and fuel taxes.
• Assist with month-end and year-end financial closing procedures.
• Prepare audit, budget, tax, and other financial reports as required.
• Serve as backup for Accounts Payable as needed.

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

• Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to payroll and benefits administration.
• Familiarity with health insurance, disability insurance, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, retirement plans, and COBRA.
• Understanding of human resource policies and programs.
• Strong interpersonal, judgment, and decision-making skills.
• High standards for responsibility, discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism.
• Experience in accounting and financial record management.
• Excellent math and analytical skills.
• Associate or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required.
• 2+ years of payroll processing and benefits administration experience.
• Previous experience in a utility, municipal, or regulated environment preferred.

This is a full-time non-exempt position. SED offers an outstanding benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, 401(a), holidays and training opportunities. Additionally, there are generous Paid-Time-Off benefits. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

WAGES: $38.00 - $40.75/hour depending experience.

Stowe Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity employer. Join our team and become a part of our mission to provide exceptional electric service to the Stowe community. The full job description can be found at www.StoweElectric.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled – Email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to: HR@StoweElectric.com

Town of Stowe Electric Department
Attn: Jackie Pratt, General Manager
P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672
Fax: (802) 253-4555

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