The Controller will lead all day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, including budget development and analysis, accounting for investments, accounts payable and receivable, billing and collections, general ledger accounting and reporting, relationship management with banks and other vendors, regulatory accounting and reporting, rate analysis and implementation and audit preparation. This position is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting internal control practices, financial policies and metrics, and assists in the development of utility strategy and objectives, and the plans to achieve those objectives.
This individual is charged with identifying new opportunities to improve efficiencies, eliminate backlogs, and respond proactively to other division's needs. S/he will need to analyze the existing processes and systems and work closely with the Director of Corporate Services and other administrators to streamline current systems, leverage new information technology, and establish standard operating procedures that provide maximum benefit to all parties involved.
Education and Experience A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or closely related field from an accredited four-year college or university AND seven (7) years of full-time employment experience in general and/or governmental accounting, cost/project accounting, auditing and internal controls, financial cost analysis, financial reporting, and budgeting; with at least three (3) years of supervisory/management/leadership experience directing professional and support accounting staff and a valid driver's license.
Masters in Accounting (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other related degree.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.
Additional Salary Information: 2019 Starting salary range of $101,388 to $119,279, depending on qualifications, with advancement to $149,102.