Airswit's client is a publicly funded company that is operated by the State of Alaska. In which the mission is to encourage economic growth and diversification in Alaska. Our client is currently seeking a PCE Technician to join the Anchorage, AK team. This is an immediate opening with competitive pay, benefits package, and a matching 401k.
This position is responsible for processing Power Cost Equalization documents necessary for payments to participating utilities in compliance with PCE program statutes, regulations and policies. This position also assists communities with PCE related questions and may be required to provide training regarding the Program’s requirements to participating utility staff. The position is responsible for assisting with the statistical reporting and outreach to communities and assists the PCE program manager as necessary.
- Examines and verifies Utility Monthly Reports and related supporting information submitted by the utility. Verifies that PCE credit given to the customer by the utility is correct and complies with applicable Program rules, statutes, and regulations. Reconciles supporting utility customer ledgers to the Monthly report summaries. Verifies that the rate used to calculate the amount due is the correct rate established by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Calculates the disbursement amount due to the utility. Assists Client finance department as necessary with respect to PCE payment disbursements.
- Reviews and analyzes ancillary statistical data provided by the utility on their monthly reports.
- Identifies and investigates discrepancies in rates, supporting customer ledgers and ancillary statistical data. Determines corrective measures required.
- Communicates verbally and in writing with program participants regarding errors, missing information or rate information. Serves as initial point of contact for participants when they have questions regarding eligibility, PCE rates or other questions pertaining to the PCE program.
- Provides assistance as needed in the preparation of the PCE statistical report, researches data discrepancies and assures accuracy of information on which reports are based.
- Assists the Program Manager in the preparation of documents for Utility Clerk Training classes and assists with teaching the classes. May travel to rural communities to provide training.
- Communicates with Client staff regarding PCE program participants, provide information from the community files as needed.
- Assists with mass mailings pertaining to program or funding level changes, new/updated forms, or any other correspondence that needs to go to all participants.
- Maintains a status report detailing information on each participating utility. Maintains other reports and PCE files as necessary; recording and annotating such to assure all instructions, utility information and communications to and from electric utility clerks is relevant and timely.
- Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements and Potential Hazards:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. This position frequently requires reading and communication through speech and writing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Technology, Equipment, Systems, and Tools:
Requires advanced skills in word processing, database software, presentation software, and spreadsheets. Requires basic skills with email and general office equipment.
Critical Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:
- Ability to interpret, apply, and explain Alaska Statutes and Alaska Administrative Code as they pertain to the PCE program’s basic requirements.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with utility officials, in-house personnel, other State agencies, and to a lesser degree the general public.
- Ability to interpret similar data from varied accounting systems and reporting methods.
- Knowledge of standard bookkeeping/accounting practices and procedures.
- Ability to perform arithmetic/math calculations.
- Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and other Microsoft Office programs.
- Advanced skills in operating a 10-key calculator.
- Ability to work with limited supervision, willingness to follow both verbal and written instructions in a timely manner.
High school diploma or the equivalent with at least one-year post-secondary education in accounting or bookkeeping curriculum and one-year experience in an accounting or related field. Additional years of experience may be substituted for educational requirements.