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Empower your future. Inland Power is looking for the best and brightest talent. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team committed to safe, reliable service at great rates.

SALARY RANGE: $105,539 - $131,924


HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.







The Controller maintains the integrity of the general ledger. Provides the leading role in the monthly financial statement development including coaching other accounting staff members. Assists the CFO with other month-end procedures, the annual audit, budget, board presentations, payroll, and other financial analysis. Prepares all city, state and federal taxes and manages all correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service and auditors as necessary. Prepares annual reporting to states and other agencies, including conservation reporting. Assists Human Resources with special projects, employee and retiree correspondence, and analyzes employee benefits for accuracy and sustainability.


  1. Quality Work:  Produce thorough, high quality work with minimal errors.  Seek feedback, make corrections as needed.  Identify problems and solve them.  Strive to improve processes.  Work collaboratively with co-workers to implement systematic changes.

  2. Productivity:  Complete assigned work in a timely fashion.  Utilize slow periods productively.  Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

  3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge:  Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products, and/or processes involved.  Duly perform assigned duties.  Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

  4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication.  Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner.  Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

  5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc.  Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others.  Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships.  Contribute effectively to group efforts.  Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

  6. Accountability:  Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed.  Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

  7. Integrity:  Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers and membership.

  8. Professionalism:  Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect.  Dress in work attire appropriate to the position.  Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

  9. Support of Cooperative Goals:  Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

  10. Problem-Solving:  Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems.  Explore multiple sources for answers, as required.  Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.


  1. Drive Results:  Make appropriate decisions and act. Take risk and encourage others to take strategic risks. Support others’ decisions. Exercise sound judgment. Motivate team members to high levels of performance.

  2. Set Example:  Be looked to by others as role model. Mirror Inland values, goals, policies and work requirements by example. Be visible, with positive presence. Model collaboration. 

  3. Provide Vision and Direction:  Inspire a shared vision. Set direction that translates the cooperative vision into actionable plans. Create enthusiasm about the cooperative’s future.

  4. Effectively Manage Resources:  Use resources effectively and efficiently to accomplish cooperative goals.  Establish reasonable budgets, and manage expenses within constraints.

  5. Act as change agent to pursue innovative ways to do things better.

  6. Develop Self and Others:  Demonstrate personal growth and learning. Encourage continuous growth and learning in others. Acknowledge and learn from mistakes. Set clear performance expectations in advance. Share timely and direct performance feedback. Encourage others to express opinions and ideas.

  7. Value People:  Show respect for others and their ideas. Encourage others’ involvement in making things better.  Allow flexibility in how work is accomplished. Consider others’ needs when making decisions.

  8. Be proactive: Look ahead to determine the needs for the department(s) and the cooperative.


  1. Manages and provides leadership to direct reports. Supervisory responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling work activities of team members, setting of individual performance goals, evaluating individual performance, and training/development of team members’ skills, knowledge and abilities.

  2. Prepares and maintains the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and property records. Prepares monthly financial reports for submission to the CFO, CEO and board of trustees.

  3. Analyze monthly results and research variances.

  4. Ensures that all required regulatory reports are submitted to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner.

  5. Prepares schedules for and assists auditors with year-end audit.

  6. Prepares reconciliation of various general ledger accounts.

  7. Review balance sheet reconciliations prepared and assists other accountants in corrections.

  8. Provide leadership in development of monthly income and balance sheets, and financial statements.

  9. Reviews semi-monthly payroll for accuracy and compliance.

  10. Prepares IRS Form 990 for IPL and Operation Round-Up, presents them to Board of Directors and responds to all IRS correspondence.

  11. Prepares Form 7, Washington Annual and Idaho Annual reports.

  12. Prepares payroll tax returns, W-2 forms, 1095 forms, 1099 forms and board 1099 letters.

  13. Prepares city B&O taxes, board B&O taxes, state excise taxes, and all necessary data for audits.

  14. Assists CFO and other departments in development of annual budget.

  15. Assists CFO with financial analysis, projects, and special assignments for a variety of existing and proposed activities of the Cooperative.

  16. Assists CFO in board presentations as necessary.

  17. Assists Human Resources in analyzing Cooperative benefits for accuracy monthly and long-term sustainability. 

  18. Assists Human Resources with benefit correspondence, questions, audits, board deferred compensation, annual compensation updates, and retiree benefit invoicing.

  19. Prepares compliance data for NRECA and reviews November 15th salary data.

  20. Assists the Conservation Department with reporting, invoicing, and audits.

  21. Seeks opportunities to improve efficiency in every aspect of the position.

  22. Ensures that all required reports are submitted to the appropriate agencies in a timely manner.

  23. Performs other duties as assigned.



     a.  College degree in accounting or finance.

     b.  Five years of related work experience. Electric utility experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

a.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication, oral     
     presentations, the ability to build strong working relationships, and the ability to     
     interact positively with employees at all levels within the organization, and as 
     Inland members.

b.  Skilled in development of employees, including setting of individual performance
     objectives; coaching, guiding, training and motivating subordinates; development of
     subordinates’ professional skills and competencies; measuring job performance,
     including performance evaluation; and identifying areas of opportunity to include
     implementation of appropriate developmental corrective plans.

c.  In-depth technical competence and understanding of principles of financial
     management and accounting.

d.  Must have understanding of electric utility industry operations and financing.

e.  Keeps current on technological advances in the finance and accounting field.

f.   Ability to apply accounting knowledge, experience and speed with attention to detail
     and accuracy.

g.  Knowledge and experience in operating office equipment, including 10-key and
     computer (accounting software) with speed and accuracy.

h.  Knowledge of Excel and Word and the ability to work with the software with speed
     and accuracy.

i.   Technical understanding of flow of costs in general ledger and sub-ledgers.

j.   Thorough understanding of principles of internal controls and their implementation.

k.  Ability to research and reconcile difficult and complex accounts.

Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

    a.  Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

    b.  Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in
         accordance with changing requirements.

    c.  Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly changing work environment.

    d.  Ability to work under pressure.


If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.


Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.


Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.


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