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Southside Electric is seeking a Director of Finance to join our Finance and Corporate Services team to be responsible for the oversight of accounting, financial reporting, and billing activities. The Director of Finance will also be involved in the financial planning and analysis of the Cooperative along with supporting the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Services in presentations given to the Board of Directors and employees and will work closely with the executive leadership team.
We believe that the best ideas can come from anywhere – even our newest employees. When we are working towards the same goal, the quality of the solution will always outweigh the source. Ask questions, share answers, and challenge expectations. It is not about what you can accomplish individually, it's about impacting what we can accomplish together.
What will you do if you are hired?
Manage overall performance of the accounting and billing areas.
Oversee all accounting and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP, industry, and regulatory standards/requirements.
Analyze the financial climate and market trends to assist in creating strategic plans for the future.
Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, budgets, and actual expenditures.
Coordinate all audit activity.
Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports; communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep executive leadership abreast of SEC’s financial status.
Assist the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Services in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
Support the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Services in engaging the executive leadership team and the Board of Directors around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
Assist other departments in analyzing the financial impact of proposed projects and new activities.
Seek out methods and practices to minimize financial risk.
Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions.
Leverage the strengths of the current team members in accounting and billing; help to clarify roles and responsibilities.
Our ideal candidate answers “yes” to the following questions:
Do you have a passion for financial details and the ability to explain them?
Do you have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field?
Do you have a CPA license?
Do you have sound knowledge of the following?
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Job costing and activity-based accounting.
Preparing a budget and measuring results. Preparing financial statements and the ability to interpret and understand financial health utilizing financial statements.
Cooperative industry and electric regulations.
General business management.
Do you have keen analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills?
Are you able to analyze and translate financial data and information into easy-to-read materials?
Do you have advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software?
Do you have strong interpersonal and communications skills?
Are you able to work on multiple tasks, delegate, and deal with ambiguity?
Can you work and handle stress under tight deadlines?
Do you reside within 60 minutes legal driving time of our headquarters office in Crewe, VA. Or are you willing to locate to this area? (Relocation assistance available.)
SEC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, HSA, 401(k), retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement.
Documents to establish identity and employment eligibility are required. Offers of employment are conditional upon a negative alcohol and controlled substance test. All SEC employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests throughout the year.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
SEC IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field.
Additional Salary Information: SEC is an active participant in the Retirement Security Plan and provides employer 401k contributions to all employees regardless of employee contribution.
Internal Number: DOF20201230
About Southside Electric Cooperative
SEC strives to provide safe, reliable electricity and related services at the highest value to our member-owners. We exist to enhance the quality of life of the communities in which we serve and live. We achieve this mission by our actions that demonstrate integrity, fiscal responsibility, member engagement, community involvement, and by living out the cooperative principles.
The relationship we have with the member-owners of SEC matters to us, and we work hard every day to prove this through our actions. We recognize that our member-owners expect to receive a quality of service which surpasses that typically associated with simply being a “customer” of an investor-owned utility.
Our four district offices are located in the areas where we serve, and our employees live in these areas as well. Our employees are very active in our communities and participate in a number of ways to improve the areas in which they live. SEC employees are active volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, first responders, youth sports coaches, and Sunday school teachers, to name a few. Making Southside Virginia a better place to live and work is very important to us. It is inherent in our mission as a cooperative and it is a commitment we make, not only to our members but to our co-workers and our families.