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Job Open: Accounting Manager, Interior Gas Utility Fairbanks, Alaska

By General Inquiries posted 09-18-2023 09:42 AM


Position Overview

The Accounting Manager at Interior Gas Utility will play a crucial role in managing and maintaining the financial integrity of our organization. This position is responsible for overseeing the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, ensuring accurate and timely processing of financial transactions, and assisting the Controller as needed. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

The IGU was formed as a community answer to an energy crisis of high heating costs and poor air quality by building a natural gas utility to bring natural gas to the community at an affordable price. The natural gas utility was established in 2012 and is governed by a seven member Board of Directors.
The IGU’s vision is to provide, throughout the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the lowest cost gas to the largest number of people safely, economically, and as quickly as possible. The IGU seeks an individual who will focus on facilitating public and private partnerships and share in the passion and dedication of this community vision.

The Accounting Manager reports to the IGU Controller.

Key Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Management:

  • Supervise and lead the accounts payable and accounts receivable personnel.
  • Review and approve invoices, purchase orders, and payment requests.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of vendor invoices and customer payments.
  • Maintain vendor and customer records and resolve any discrepancies.

Daily Closeouts:

  • Perform daily financial closeouts to ensure accurate and up-to-date financial reporting.
  • Reconcile and balance accounts to maintain the accuracy of financial records.
  • Prepare and review financial reports for management.

Financial Reporting:

  • Assist the Controller in preparing financial statements, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to analyze financial data and provide insights for decision-making.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.

Compliance and Auditing:

  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, industry standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation for internal and external audits.
  • Implement and maintain accounting policies and procedures.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and automation within the accounting department.
  • Implement best practices to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

Team Development:

  • Train, mentor, and develop accounting staff to ensure a high level of performance and professional growth.

Special Projects:

  • Assist the Controller in special financial projects and analysis as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Proven experience in accounting, including supervisory or management roles.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in financial software and MS Excel.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
    Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.

Physical Requirements and Hazards:

  • The employee must frequently sit and stand; use hands or fingers; handle or feel; talk and hear.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Passing a background check and driving record review is required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and relevant experience to Please include “Accounting Manager” in the subject line. IGU intends to recruit, employ, and retain the most qualified workforce possible. The IGU is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parenthood, age, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.