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Accounting Manager

Do you have proven leadership experience in effectively managing and developing an Accounting Team? Southeastern Electric Cooperative, in the Sioux Falls, SD area, is looking for an Accounting Manager.  This leadership position leads the Finance and Accounting department and manages the accounting functions in a manner which produces maximum results in financial accounting and related accounting services.


 Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Direct all general accounting activities and maintains a high level of internal controls through segregation of duties when possible.
  • Direct activities of supervised personnel and effectively communicates responsibilities, relationships and authorities. Keeps Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Manager adequately informed of department activities and progress.  Coordinate department activities with other departments in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Prepare monthly and year end operating reports, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow to report the financial result of operations according to generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Participate in the development of the annual operating and capital budgets as well as short and long-range financial forecasts.
  • Oversee timely compliance with financial reporting requirements of federal, state and local agencies and provides information and assistance during financial audits. Prepare and coordinate the preparation of work papers for the annual audit.
  • Prepare monthly cash flow forecasts, to determine the need to requisition long term and short term loan funds. Maintain good cash management of general funds to ensure prompt payment of legal obligations and provide a reasonable, low risk return on funds available for investment. 
  • Prepare general journal entries and check software vendor journal entries for accuracy. Check subsidiary records with general ledger monthly reports and balances.  Ensure balance sheet accounts are reconciled in a timely manner.
  • Analyze department activities and software to determine areas of improvement. Make recommendations for improvements in department.
  • Check payroll records and reports for accuracy. Verify integration of payroll with other applications.  Supervise preparation of payroll tax reports.
  • Check and approve invoices for accuracy and verify accounting on invoices before checks are written. Supervise preparation and issuing of general fund payments.
  • Keep all records in accordance with prescribed system of accounts and directs development of training programs to ensure compliance with various rules, regulations, policies and procedures of regulatory agencies.
  • Promote safe working practices and report immediately all accidents involving department personnel, equipment, and/or materials and supplies to Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Manager.
  • Maintain a level of continuing education to keep informed on current developments in related areas.
  • And More!

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Accounting or Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years effectively leading, developing and managing an Accounting team.
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply seasoned judgement as necessary to complete tasks and projects timely and correctly with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience working with NISC (preferred).
  • Excel and advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • Possess a good command of the English language.


Here’s what will get you noticed:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for strategic thinking
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication experience in effectively communicating key information to a wide range of both internal and external customers


Here’s what we offer:

  • Competitive Pay of $90k+
  • Medical, Life, LTD, STD, Pension Plan, 401k Plan and AFLAC
  • Employer HSA contributions
  • Wellness Program Incentives
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays

 Southeastern belongs to an alliance of more than 750 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy provides a unified face for the small businesses that own and service rural America’s 2.5 million miles of power line. By working jointly, this network of small co-ops generate services that would normally require the resources of a national corporation. 

Touchstone Energy co-ops are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve. 

 The Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Cooperative will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Southeastern Electric Cooperative (SEC) is seeking qualified applicants to fill an open Journeyman Lineman position at our Sioux Falls Area Office.  This position works under the direct supervision of a working Foreman and is responsible for the construction, retirement, operation, and maintenance of electric distribution lines.

High school graduate or equivalent required.  A Power Line Technical Degree or related training program is required.  4 years of line work experience and certification as a Journeyman Lineworker is required.  Must possess and maintain a valid South Dakota (“Class A” CDL) driver’s license.

SEC offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Life, LTD, STD, Retirement Plan, 401k Plan
  • Employer HSA contributions
  • Wellness Program Incentives
  • Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays

All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Completed applications, along with a resume, should be emailed to:

or Mail to:
Southeastern Electric Cooperative
Attn:  John Euchner
47077  276th Street
Lennox, SD 57039


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