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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:11 AM


General Description:

The position is responsible for the accounting and processing of payroll and related benefit records for the cooperative. The position will assist in financial analysis of related records and prepare and manage the labor and benefit budget for the cooperative. The position will also assist in supporting the overall mission of the PRECO HR department by assisting employees where necessary with their benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. They are not intended to cover each aspect of the position as the scope and duties of a given position may change or be temporarily altered based on the business needs of Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Position Responsibilities

Perform payroll accounting including individual employee deductions, vacation, paid leave accruals and charges, and other appropriate payroll subsidiary records to ensure accurate payment of employees and availability of information for reporting purposes.
Is responsible for insuring all payroll tax, W-2, and ACA reporting are completed timely and accurately.
Maintain records of employee information including wages, tax selections, benefit elections to maintain compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.
Ensures that the company complies with prescribed payroll rates, laws and regulations.
Responsible for monthly billings of the medical, dental, life, disability, pension plans, and other benefits. Makes necessary changes and adjustments to the invoices and ensures timely payment.
Apply accounting principles to analyze financial information, primarily as it pertains to HR and Payroll. Financial analysis will be performed to provide relevant information to senior management and supervisory staff.
Prepare and manage the annual labor budget for the cooperative.
Perform monthly balancing and closing of general ledger accounts as assigned.
Assist the HR department in the management of benefit plans and servicing of employee benefits. This includes medical and retirement.
Assist the HR department in general employment activities including position openings, employment verifications, onboarding activities.
Assist the VP of Finance and Administration in FEMA accounting.
Provide other miscellaneous support to the accounting department by assisting in special projects.

Maintain records to assist and manage the annual audits including workers compensation, financial, and RUS.
Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or finance is preferred. Work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in office administration required.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages. Advanced use of financial tools to analyze data will be required.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced knowledge of enterprise accounting systems; spreadsheet and analytical tools as well as word processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid Florida Driver's License required

Other Skills and Abilities:

Continuing education in human resources required.

Computer experience necessary.

Knowledge of human resource computer programs helpful

Must have knowledge of personnel law and issues and be able to handle a volume of detailed work.

Must be able to exercise discretion and use sound judgment in dealing with confidential information

Overnight travel required

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Eighty percent (80%) of the time is spent sitting, fifteen percent (15%) walking and another five percent (5%) standing. Lifting and/or carrying items from 10-20 lbs is done occasionally when carrying office files and boxes. Pushing and pulling up to 30 lbs is necessary to open and close file drawers. Balancing is necessary at all times while sitting, standing or walking. Stooping and kneeling are done frequently when getting into file drawers and cabinets. Reaching, handling, and fingering is frequently necessary while working at a desk, answering the phone, and operating a variety of office equipment. Talking clearly in an ordinary tone is done frequently on a daily basis. Hearing ordinary conversations is also necessary frequently. "Seeing near" and "eye accommodation" is necessary frequently while reading, writing and working on a computer. Seeing far may occasionally be needed when attending an educational class or seminar.

Work Environment:

This job is performed in an office building at normal temperature ranges. Noise level is that of normal conversation.



Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines and equipment including computers, calculations, general office equipment, telephone, etc. Must be physically able to exert up to fifteen pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push or pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift/carry weights of up to fifteen pounds.


Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.


Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions, to include enforcement of policies and procedures. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.


Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must minimum levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office and computer equipment.


Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking – expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)


Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.

Contact Person: Barry Terrell
Phone: 863-767-4691
Email Address:

• Location: Lakeland

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