The Director of Finance and Accounting will serve as a member of the Cooperative's executive management staff, while performing the duties necessary to effectively and efficiently manage the finance, accounting and billing activities of the Cooperative.
Manage and provide leadership to employees under their direct supervision.
Develop operating procedures and available resources that will improve productivity, customer service, safety and employee morale.
Plan, organize, direct, coordinate and control work activities of team members.
Set individual performance goals, evaluate performance and train/develop team member skills, knowledge and abilities.
Maintain loan fund records, prepare loan fund requisitions and all other debt related functions.
Develop and maintain primary relationships with financial institutions to enable the Cooperative to procure the necessary funding for growth and expansion.
Ensure goals, objectives and work plans align with and fully support the Cooperative strategic goals.
Evaluate the effectiveness of internal control processes, monitor organizational compliance with existing internal controls, propose improvements to these controls and direct implementation when appropriate.
Establish and maintain efficient accounting systems to provide complete and accurate records of the Cooperative’s assets, liabilities and financial transactions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and RUS accounting standards.
Responsible for the reliability and accuracy of all consumer billing functions, rate accuracy and implementation, as well as WPTA accuracy and implementation.
Manage the accounting of the of capital credits for the Cooperative. Monitor and analyze the effectiveness and legal compliance of the Cooperative’s capital credit policies and procedures.
Responsible for reconciliation of monthly bank statements for general funds, payroll, construction funds and capital credits, as well as conducting month end closing of the Cooperative’s work order system, transportation system and closing of general ledger.
Prepares monthly reports for board presentation.
Supervise the processing and recordkeeping of accounts payable, payroll, billing, work orders and continuing property records.
Oversee and conduct special cost studies and financial analysis, as requested by departments of the Cooperative.
Lead the effort in planning and preparation of the annual budget, regularly monitoring and working closely with management staff in taking timely action to ensure that budgets and financial plans stay within approved levels.
Oversee the annual audit and aid external auditors.
Responsible for compliance with unclaimed property law in North Carolina and other applicable jurisdictions.
Manage the preparation, review and filing of all corporate tax returns.
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required. Master's degree or CPA, preferred.
Must have five (5) years of progressively responsible financial management experience with an electric utility or associated business field. Must be proficient in the areas of accounts payable, payroll, billing, property records and long-term dept acquisition. Thorough knowledge and experience in the operation of an accounting system per RUS's Uniform System of Accounts, preferred, as well as general knowledge of the overall operations of an electric utility.
Halifax Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 12,250 meters and 1,730 miles of line in a four-county area (Halifax, Nash, Warren and Martin Counties) in northeastern North Carolina. Halifax EMC's service area includes two popular lake communities, Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake. The system is primarily residential and agricultural, with a growing industrial sector. The main headquarters are approximately one hour from Raleigh, North Carolina.