If you are looking for a career in a growing industry with great benefits and co-workers, Craighead Electric is the place for you. We offer a great work environment with room for growth.

Accountant ​

Craighead Electric Cooperative is seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to fill the position of Accountant in our Jonesboro office. The accountant will assist in the maintenance and accuracy of all records and reports.

Excellent benefits package offered.

Applications will be accepted online.

Job Title: Accountant
Department: Accounting and Finance
Reports To: Controller;
Chief Financial Officer

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM or as Directed

Key Duties and Responsibilities

·         Will assist in the maintenance and accuracy of all records and reports, including but not limited to:

·         Invoices and preparing accounts payable, writing, and mailing checks

·         Payroll; calculating and writing of checks

·         General Ledgers and balancing accounts within.

·         Tax reports: sales and use, quarterly tax, PSC, etc.

·         Bank reconciliation and ACH

·         Board reports

·         Continuing property records

·         Record retention

·         Reports for RUS, CFC, APSC, NRECA and all others as needed

·         Maintains familiarity with and can operate office equipment, including typewriter, computer terminal, personal computer, calculator, copier, printers, and other related equipment.

·         Furnishes to the Management Staff adequate data for written response to inquiries.

·         Will keep offices clean and neat.

·         Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

·         Will be subject to 24-hour call out.



·         Ability to fully understand and apply RUS accounting principals.

·         Ability to communicate with members in person or over the telephone.

·         Ability to communicate/work with other employees.

·         Ability to operate business machines such as calculator, computer, and office copier.

·         Ability to understand and interpret Cooperative policies, procedures, and programs to effectively carry out job duties.

·         Ability to understand and interpret PSC rules and regulations.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required.

·         Additional education / work experience may be considered in lieu of education/work experience.

·         Experience/training in the use of computers, terminals, copiers, calculators, etc.

·         Experience in meeting and dealing with people in a business setting preferred.

·         Must be interested in providing assistance to both members and fellow employees and in succeeding.

·         Ability to work with members / vendors / regulatory agencies concerning reports, billing, collecting and other services.

·         Ability to work with other employees relating to the business of the Cooperative.

Physical Demands

Work is generally performed in the office. Work of position is generally varied. Position requires limited physical exertion. There are opportunities to relax from any physical exertion or to change position in work activities.

Personal Characteristics

Must be able to perform the essential elements of the position of Accountant competently, following a training period of not to exceed six (6) months. Must possess personal characteristics that will make a productive work team member, including but not limited to: high integrity, good personal habits, and regular attendance at work. Should be friendly and able to meet people easily and adjust to different personalities. Should be able to gain and maintain the respect of others, both inside and outside of the organization.

Job Application
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.