The Director of Finance & Accounting for the Cooperative reports to the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and is an important member of the Senior Management team. Manages and provides support for aspects of the corporate finance and accounting areas of SVEC.
Reports to: Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Directs: Controller, Lead Accountant, and Finance Administrator
Training and Experience
A minimum of 15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with a thorough knowledge of rural electrification and cooperative principles preferred.
CPA certification preferred.
Training required in Cooperative Management (NRECA Management Courses).
A thorough knowledge of rural electrification and Cooperative principles.
General knowledge and experience using PCs, mobile technology, spreadsheet applications, research methods, and other office equipment is desirable.
Knowledge of management principles associated with planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling with a teamwork approach within the constraints imposed by budget, regulatory and lending agencies, in compliance with Federal and State laws, rules and regulations is
Overall knowledge of, and experience with the generation, transmission and distribution sections of the electric utility industry are
Abilities and Skills
Must be able to maintain professionalism and control under all circumstances.
Has and maintains valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record and be able to operate SVEC vehicles.
Must become and remain certified in CPR and first aid. Must also be skilled in the use of all safety equipment.
Must pass physical exam, drug & alcohol testing initially; drug/alcohol test randomly.
Ability to handle the challenge of operating efficiently under a very flexible schedule due to the number of unanticipated and unplanned requests for services from the various individuals, departments and outside contacts with whom this position is involved.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to interview and select employees.
Ability to supervise, coach and direct employees assigned.
Ability to work well with other departments’ personnel and to break down “silos”.
Ability to dissect and resolve complex problems quickly and systematically.
Leadership ability and the ability to motivate peers toward goal achievement.
Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Ability to perform job responsibilities in a timely manner within established guidelines under minimal supervision.
Ability to stay current on changes to all areas for which this position has responsibility.
Understanding of Accounting interpretations and tax
Employee supervision within Cooperative
Understanding of financial and cash management within approved budget, draw loan funds; long and short-term interest rates (when and how to invest).
Ability to work collaboratively on the implementation of new programs and procedure policies within Cooperative and department.
Responsible for capital and operating budget for department.
Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
Chartered in 1936, SVEC maintains over 8,100 miles of electric lines and serves more than 97,000 member accounts in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland (all), Page (all), Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren in Virginia, and the city of Winchester (all). Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia.
SVEC is governed by a democratically elected 10-member board of directors. Each year, at SVEC’s annual meeting, directors are elected by members. Directors serve four-year terms.