The Director of Finance and Accounting oversees the Agency’s Finance and Accounting Department and provides direct assistance to the Executive Director & CEO in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and procedures that ensure protection of the Agency’s assets and accomplish the Agency’s goals and objectives. Ideal candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to effectively present to the Board of Directors on finance and accounting related activities. The Director is expected to work as part of a team in an open, participatory, and sharing environment and possess proven abilities in empowering, mentoring, and developing direct reports. Please submit resumes by February 28, 2020.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Direct and manage the Agency’s treasury, cash management, banking, investments, and debt financing functions and oversee accounting activities;
Direct and manage rate design, tariff development and the short-term and long-term financial modeling functions of the Agency;
Direct and manage the Agency’s risk management and insurance functions;
Oversee the development of the Agency’s annual operating and capital budgets; and
Direct and manage the Agency’s administrative assistants to promote efficient processing of written and oral communications distributed internally to the Agency employees, members and the general public.
Desired Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
Five or more years of supervisory/management experience is required;
Ten or more years of utility experience is preferred;
Strong management skills with an aptitude for applicable technical areas and a willingness and commitment to learn are required; and
An advanced degree in a related field such as business administration and CPA preferred.
About Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) was created by its members as a not-for-profit joint-action agency in 1977 to provide reliable electricity in an environmentally sustainable manner to its 18 member utilities and the 119,000 customers they serve.
As we look to the future, we believe our diversified energy portfolio of renewable energy, coal, and natural gas-fired generation, together with our energy efficiency and sustainability efforts will help meet the needs of our member utilities and their customers for years to come.