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Accounting Supervisor

Matanuska Telephone Association
Palmer, Alaska, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Full Time
Accounting Supervisor

Palmer ,AK

We are searching for an experienced Accounting Supervisor at our Palmer HQ facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Accounting Supervisor is a management position whose primary duties are as follows:

Coordinates multi-company accounting activities between the accounting associates, the technical support staff and finance management to ensure that core accounting processes are completed timely, accurately and in accordance with departmental policies and objectives.

Implement and maintain internal controls within the Finance Department.

Assist with the member accounting and establishes procedures, recommends policy and implements processes, as they pertain to Capital Credits allocation and disbursements. This includes estate retirements and escheatment processes for unclaimed capital credits.

Recommends and implements procedures related to compliance with GAAP which provide for improved operations and streamlined workflow.

Responsible for mentoring, training, retaining and supervising the accounting associates personnel as appropriate to meet the requirements of the position. Makes recommendations on organizational structure, position development, hiring and firing of employees. Responsible for appropriate and timely evaluation of direct and indirect reports.

Serves as a member of the accounting management team and as such is concerned with the formulation and execution of board policy, immediate technical supervision and participation in sectional planning activities.

Assist with the maintenance of the Association's automated cash management systems; performs planning and reporting activities specific to banking activities.

The Accounting Supervisor must possess a working knowledge of GAAP and proper internal controls.


Supervises union accounting employees of the Cooperative. Makes recommendations and participates in the development and implementation of processes related to accounting systems, controls and reporting. Reviews, approves and posts transactions into the general ledger.

Assist with ensuring accurate and timely payment of invoices including verification of discounts taken, appropriate authorization to pay, vendor adherence to terms and compliance with company procurement policies.

In conjunction with other financial management ensure all accounts payable and journal entry documents are scanned clearly and accurately each year. This provides greater access and control to archived documents through online tools and supports corporate record retention activity.

Reviews daily cash receipts for multiple companies, including over the counter sales, customer payments, one time credit card payments, autopay, direct deposits and miscellaneous invoice receipts for cash control purposes. Coordinates and manages the integrated cash distribution with Armored Car Service. Supervises the general ledger activity for cash transactions. Establishes and maintains written procedures for cash handling and recording. Works with cashiers and customer service supervisors to ensure company policy and industry standards are met.

Perform banking activities including but not limited to; preparation and issuance of wire transfers and other e-banking activities.

Ensures timely reconciliation of bank accounts, petty cash and other investments accounts. Reviews accounts for discrepancies and ensures separation of duties are being met.

Ensures the timely reconciliation of the members equity account and the capital credit distribution bank accounts. Reviews requests for early retirement of capital credit accounts. Ensures that legal documents are in place, Cooperative bylaws are followed and past due account balances are recovered from the distribution.

Create and review general ledger entries for accuracy, to include coding, descriptions, timing, and amounts. Examine documents to verify accuracy of computations and to ascertain that transactions are properly supported and recorded. Maintain integrity of general ledger financial data through auditing and following defined procedures.

Cordinates Associates requested leave time with accounting/finance management and makes recommendations for hiring, promotion, discipline and/or discharge of represented accounting personnel. Recommends and/or conducts training and evaluates the performance of represented accounting staff with input from relevant technical leads and Finance managagement. Makes recommendations regarding resource procurement as necessary to adequately provide for the Cooperative's core accounting functions.

Supervises the accounts payable, payroll, cash receipting, member relations, and plant accounting support staff. Ensures all associate duties have a back-up associate, cross-trained to perform the job as needed.

Supervises the accounting support staff in recording of accounting activities. Participates and makes recommendations in the planning, upgrades, development and implementation of enterprise modules and systems.

Under the direction of the Assistant Controller, provides evaluation and consultancy services to internal customers as regards interpretation of accounting policies and procedures.

Under the direction of, and in collaboration with accounting management , assists in the research, development and implementation of accounting policies and controls throughout the organization; assists in the development and maintenance of a process and data quality review program for core accounting activities.

Collaborates with Department of Finance personnel to promote continual improvement of functional processes and systems tools, as they relate to the fundamental purposes of the position.

May assist in the preparation of statistical account and financial reports.

Assists in the coordination and preparation of responses to audits,regulatory filings and other data requests.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:


BA or BS degree in Business, Accounting, Organizational Administration or related field preferred.

Five years progessive experience in a similar role may be substituted for education.

Continued education/training is necessary to stay current accounting/telephony industry standards & updates.

Extensive knowledge of internal controls. Continued emphasis with staying current with internal and fraud controls.


Five years supervisory experience in multi-function environment preferred. Two years recent telecommunications accounting experience at the staff level and familiarity with both the regulated and non-regulated arenas of the telecommunications industry is highly desirable. Knowledge of GAAP essential. Five years experience working with automated accounting systems required. Preference will be made for candidates with experience in researching, developing, implementing and monitoring complex management information systems. Job experience incorporating automated processes into accounting environment is highly desirable.

*full (PDF) job description available upon request*

Employment Type: Full - Time

Compensation Type: Annual Salary

MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MTA offers competitive compensation, health insurance, 401(k) plan, annual leave, and more. A complete job description is available upon request. Qualified individuals should apply online here :

Job Ref: 141506

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