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Below is a list of typical duties for which the Controller will be accountable/ responsible to perform, this list is not intended to include all responsibilities of this position: Planning, developing and recommending accounting procedures, methods of internal control, conversion of accounting applications to data processing equipment and section input for operation and construction budgets; developing and coordinating in the preparation of annual operating budgets for the Cooperative; assisting in preparation of loan applications, loan studies, loan packages; assisting in preparation of long range financial forecasts, as necessary; producing a cash flow plan which will ensure the necessary funds to meet the financial obligations of the Cooperative; measuring results by assisting in internal, external, and annual audits and reviews to show validity of records and measurements of financial results; maintaining relationships internally with employees of the organization; externally with member cooperatives, accounting associations and auditors to exchange information, guide, inform, and assist; serving as an internal consultant, as necessary, to advise staff members of financial and suitability for expenditure of funds; preparing comparative analysis of actual and budgeted revenues and expenses as required to ensure adherence to the overall budget; etc.

Education: Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or related field and North Carolina CPA Certification required. Advanced degree in accounting or related field preferred.

Experience: Minimum of five years of related experience required, preferably with an electric cooperative. Supervisory experience and/or audit experience with a Big 4, national or regional accounting firm preferred.

Job Knowledge: Knowledge of RUS accounting requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and familiarity with the RUS Bulletins 1767B-1 and 1767B-2. Completion of RUS Work Order Accounting Course preferred. Knowledge of service area is desirable. Experience with personal computer required. Must have full knowledge of the Cooperative’s programs, processes, rules and regulations needed to effectively perform this job.

Abilities and Skills: Must have excellent computer skills and the ability to utilize various computer programs. Must be able to maintain complete confidentiality in the performance of duties and responsibilities of the job. Must have personal integrity, a positive attitude and be a team player. Must be self-motivated with a strong work ethic and an ability to adapt easily to change.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills while being effective with dealing with a variety of people under different and sometimes difficult circumstances. Must have the ability to analyze data to make informed and effective decisions. Must be organized and have the ability to multitask. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Must be able to carry out assigned work in a timely manner with minimal supervision.

Must be available for callouts during emergency situations. Must be available for scheduled after hours training.

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Please provide a cover letter, resume and three (3) references when applying for this position. Applicants will need to visit the South River EMC office in Dunn to complete an application.

Job closes June 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.



Part-Time Position- Information Technology Help Desk

South River Electric located in Dunn, NC, is seeking a candidate for part time work as an I.T. Help Desk associate.

The maximum hours for this position will be 20 per week. Candidate should have 3 to 5 years’ experience in providing I.T. support at an enterprise level. Enterprise level for this purpose is defined as an organization with 100 or more employees. Candidate will be responsible for first response on Help desk calls and perform other tasks as designated by the I.T. staff. Technical background and training is required. A degree or certification is preferred. Candidate must possess a valid NC driver’s license and be able to lift 75 pounds. Work hours will be 08:00 to 12:00 the vast majority of the time. Initial drug screening is required and ongoing random drug testing is performed. Also, a background check is required.

Please provide a Cover Letter, Resume and Three (3) references when applying for this position. Send the information requested to or bring it by the office and complete an application.


South River EMC does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes. When positions become available, they are posted with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and on their Web site. We encourage you to periodically check the NC ESC site to see if there are any available positions. If you are specifically interested in a job at a cooperative, please visit the Touchstone Energy careers section to find jobs at Touchstone Energy cooperatives across the country.


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