Accounting and Financial Services, Executive / Management, Legal and Compliance
4 Year Degree
(Closes Friday, January 29 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
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 be involved in the financial planning and analysis of the Cooperative along with supporting presentations 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.
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.
WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field
Sound knowledge of the following:
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
RUS accounting and RUS work order procedures.
Financial requirements, regulations, and reporting requirements as determined by RUS, CFC, SCC, as well as local, state, federal, and other industry agencies.
Cooperative industry and electric regulations.
Cooperative processes and operations.
General business management.
Utility Building and rates.
Keen analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation.
Ability to analyze and translate financial data and information into easy-to-read materials.
Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Ability to work on multiple tasks, delegate, and deal with ambiguity.
Ability to work and handle stress under tight deadlines.
Residence within 60 minutes legal driving time of our headquarters office in Crewe, VA. Or willingness to locate to this area. (Relocation assistance available.)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: FD20210129
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.