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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 Senior Accountant maintains the integrity of the general ledger. Assists the Controller 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.


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

  2. Analyze monthly results and research variances.

  3. Prepares reconciliation of various general ledger accounts.

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

  5. Assists Controller in preparation of monthly financial statements.

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

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

  8. Prepares RUS Financial Report (Form 7), Washington Annual and Idaho Annual reports.

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

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

  11. Assists Controller and other departments in development of annual budget.

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

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

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

  15. Performs other duties as assigned.



  1. College degree in accounting or finance.

  2. Five years of related work experience. Electric utility experience preferred.​

  3. CPA preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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.

The General Accountant shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the Cooperative.


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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