The Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Accountant/HR Administrator, reporting directly to the Executive Director. The organization currently has 14 employees.
A degree in accounting is required along with experience in the area of Human Resources. Benefits administration is also desirable.
This position’s primary responsibilities are to provide financial services, human resource and benefit administration by developing and establishing effective procedures and programs.
Areas of responsibility and skill include:
Provide daily financial accounting services including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and sales tax administration, maintaining accounting records and preparing monthly financial reports according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Prepare annual budgets and cash flow projections.
Work with auditors at year-end with accurate records during the audit process.
Provide accounting services for three political action committees and the Colorado Electric Education Institute, including but not limited to reporting to the Colorado Secretary of State on various reports.
Establish a compensation and benefit structure, addressing employee relation matters, recruiting, and working with the Executive Director on overall strategic direction.
Responsible for writing, establishing, and implementing an employee handbook.
Review and make recommendations on employee benefits, including the administration of benefits with the National Rural Electric Cooperative (NRECA), acting as liaison for employees to resolve issues.
Maintain payroll and personnel files.
Establish relationships with outside vendors for building cleaning, maintenance and repair.
The statewide offers an excellent benefits package, including a competitive salary that commensurate with qualifications. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000, based on experience.
The benefit package includes health insurance including medical and dental, life insurance, retirement benefits, vacation, sick, personal leave and optional long-term disability.
If interested, please send your resume and cover letter by September 30, 2021.
Five years experience in Accounting and HR Administration.
The Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) is the statewide service organization representing Colorado's electric cooperatives. Through CREA, the individual cooperatives share in the advantage of a larger utility operation, but control and ownership is maintained at the local level. CREA's membership is composed of the state's 22 electric distribution cooperatives and one generation and transmission cooperative.
CREA is located in Denver and represents the collective efforts of the electric cooperatives in a variety of fields including: legislative representation at the state and national levels, safety training and loss control, educational seminars for its directors and employees, youth programs and a communications program that includes a monthly consumer publication, Colorado Country Life. In addition, as different issues and needs arise, the CREA staff address these on behalf of its member systems. CREA is governed by a board of directors made of one representative from each of its member cooperatives.