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Palmer, AK, United States (on-site)
6 days ago
Palmer, Alaska, United States (on-site)
6 days ago


We are searching for an experienced Accounting Associate I (FT) at our Palmer HQ facility. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of a Finance Manager/Supervisor, performs tasks that relate to Revenue Accounting, Billing, General Accounting, Payroll, Rate Base and other duties as assigned.


  1. Performs data input functions related to service orders, adjustments, directory update, and miscellaneous accounts receivable.
  2. Prepares billing control and YTD worksheets using Excel.
  3. Prepares journal entries as needed for general ledger posting.
  4. Maintains worksheets and pertinent data on toll billings and toll returns. Reconciles unbilled toll.
  5. Prepares monthly reconciliation of customer receivable billing.
  6. Performs data input functions related to capital credit maintenance and capital credit related documents.
  7. Research capital credit accounts, deposits and prepares refunds on active and inactive accounts.
  8. Occasionally assists members and patrons with capital credit questions.
  9. Prepare miscellaneous accounts receivable invoices and statements using appropriate financial system. Enter miscellaneous accounts receivable payments to the appropriate system and G/L Account.
  10. Enter, review, and reconcile deposits each month.
  11. Prepares monthly directory advertising adjustment reports.
  12. Prepares and balances daily cash receipts and cash posting from all sources (retail offices, electronic, mail-in payments, etc.) Enters journal entries and payment batches in appropriate financial system.
  13. Research accounts to be written off. Prepare and mail final notice letters in accordance with Tariff, established work rules and collection laws.
  14. Accounts Payable receives vendor invoices and statements from internal and external sources. Timely and accurately records liability in Accounts Payable system.  Immediately obtains appropriate authority to pay through a variety of established processes.
  15. Pulls invoices from Open A/P file for payment according to established payment rules and processes.
  16. Updates sub-systems from A/P vendor invoices on inventory prices and quantities.
  17. Maintains (adds/changes) Address Book for Accounts Payable (vendors), Accounts Receivable (customers), and Payroll (employees).
  18. Maintains employee payroll file in coordination with HR staff.
  19. Prepares and processes payroll according to applicable laws and work rules. Must have a working knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreement(s), MTA work rules, and State and Federal labor law.
  20. Respond to employee inquires related to time entry and pay.
  21. Maintain work order files including but not limited to making files, archiving, copying and filing source documents.
  22. Monitor and prepare charges for billable work orders, prepare labor and material charges for cable damages.
  23. Record additions and retirements to balance all general support asset CPR’s to the general ledger.
  24. Reconciles OSP & Retail inventories and assists with physical inventory counts.
  25. Prepares occasional correspondence.
  26. In all work activities, seek ways to reduce costs and minimize expenditure of Association resources, while maximizing the level of service to all customers.
  27. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Ability to apply basic accounting skills and concepts in task completion.
  2. Ability to perform accurate detail work under deadline pressures.
  3. Knowledge of billing practices, policies, and procedures.
  4. Skill in accurate data entry and verification to adequately perform all assigned tasks.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with other employees.
  6. Ability to type proficiently.


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed High School education or equivalent.
  • One year experience in general accounting position.
  • One semester High School level accounting education or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six months experience with automated systems.
  • Ability to formulate spreadsheet using Association approved software as demonstrated by test (minimum acceptable score 80%)
  • Ability to apply basic accounting skills and concepts as determined by interview questions.
  • Accurately type 30 wpm as demonstrated by test.

MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MTA offers competitive compensation, health insurance, 401(k) plan, annual leave, and more. A complete job description is available upon request. Qualified individuals should apply online here :

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65795478
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Palmer, Alaska, United States
  • Company Name For Job: MTA
  • Position Title: Accounting Associate I (FT)
  • Job Function: Account Manager
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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