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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: $91,635 - $114,544


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







The plant accountant provides for the prompt and accurate closeout processing of utility work orders; maintains efficient and accurate work order and plant accounting records and provides assistance in analyzing work order costs as related to construction and estimation of expenditures. Responsible for monthly close and reconciliation of inventory, fixed assets and transportation. Supports operations and engineering in work plan, budget preparation, and analysis and provides reporting during the year. Manages the cycle inventory process. Responds to damage claims against the cooperative and files claims with Federated when appropriate.


  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. Maintains current records for work orders including cost accounting work order procedures and auditing procedures.

  2. Prepares work orders for closeout and performs timely closeout processing of all work orders.

  3. Assures work orders have time properly charged to appropriate accounts.

  4. Compares work orders to staking sheets and makes necessary corrections. 

  5. Prepares monthly reports and reconciles subsidiary ledgers for transportation, materials (line and resale), continuing property records and work order trial balance (construction and retirement in progress).

  6. Plans, reconciles, and reports results of periodic cycle inventories. Recommends changes to material handling procedures.

  7. Maintains complete records for work order cost accounting system, including balancing construction work in progress accounts monthly to the general ledger.

  8. Verifies appropriate labor charges to work orders and accurate spreading of overhead costs each month.

  9. Reviews work orders to ensure cost estimates are accurately calculated according to line extension policy.

  10. Provides audit work papers and other reports for annual audit.

  11. Monitors monthly transportation transactions and closes the system in a timely manner.

  12. Works with insurance carriers and individuals to recover costs related to damages caused to our outside plant assets.

  13. Works with Federated and their attorney to investigate and mitigate damages from fires and other claims against Inland Power.

  14. Investigates and resolves member insurance claims against Inland Power & Light.

  15. Responsible for completing EIA report and utility correction report and providing information for Washington Annual and Form 7.

  16. Responsible for the accuracy of fixed assets and property records.

  17. Assists operations with purchasing training processes and questions.

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

  19. Assists, reviews and reconciles purchasing process.

  20. Supports Operations and Engineering by preparing budgets, work plans, providing analysis and reporting on progress during the year.

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

     b.  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 required,
          Inland members.

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

     d.  Advanced knowledge of Excel and a working knowledge of Word.

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

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

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

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

      i.  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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