Accounting and Financial Services, Executive / Management
4 Year Degree
Do you want to work with a team that’s focused on cooperation and service? San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) is seeking to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer. The successful applicant may report to any of our office locations within our picturesque service territory. SMPA is a non-profit electric cooperative with an 80-year record of service to our membership. SMPA includes a positive atmosphere, a culture rooted in teamwork, a 4-10 work schedule, and offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a non-profit, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with business offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.
Founded in 1938, SMPA takes a progressive approach to service and technology and has a forward-thinking philosophy on power supply and other trends of the industry. It is the Mission of SMPA to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing our members with safe, reliable, cost effective and environmentally responsible electrical service.
SMPA has a corporate culture of safety. We achieve this through:
Team work, and a willingness to speak up when necessary
Participation, and direct involvement in our safety programs
Our beautiful service territory located on the Western Slope of Colorado, includes all or parts of seven counties. See Map. San Miguel Power’s corporate office is located in Nucla, Colorado with office locations in Ridgway, Telluride, and Silverton.
The Western Slope of Colorado offers welcoming, community-minded towns situated in some of the most majestic mountain views in the state. We support learning, creativity and culture. We share a deep connection to the outdoors. We are committed to being economically sustainable and ecologically responsible. For more information, please visit the links below.
Supervises the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant.
Oversees, plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and controls the financial and accounting functions, practices, and procedures of the Association to ensure a sound financial position and achievement of long- and short-term goals.
Assure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting to management, lending agencies and governmental entities.
Ensure that long-term forecasting, budgetary planning and cost management is based on accurate information and aligned with the Association’s strategic plan.
Provide complete analysis of financial results and develop strategic recommendations.
Develop and maintain reporting requirements to monitor and analyze the monthly and yearly budget variances.
Works with leadership team to support the cooperative’s strategic goals, internal and external communications, and a positive work culture.
MINIMUM JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
This job requires:
Requires a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance or accounting or equivalent. A master's degree or CPA license is preferred.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with electric cooperatives or other utilities and knowledge of cooperative utility accounting and financial analysis is preferred.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role is also preferred.
A sound understanding of electric cooperative utility accounting, finance, business processes and internal controls is essential.
A high-level professional experience in accounting and finance within other industries may substitute for specific requirements in these minimum job specifications.
Must represent the co-op with external organizations, agencies, members and power supplier in a progressive, positive, and professional manner.
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must be computer literate and expert planning and organizational skills.
Required to obtain and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The Chief Financial Officer will have:
Requires advanced knowledge of the accounting requirements of RUS and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Requires proficiency in preparing accurate computations, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, and the use of ten-key by touch.
Requires excellent organization and planning skills.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task and the ability to maintain confidential information.
Must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision and guidance.
Understands and applies the concept of providing quality electric service to SMPA consumers and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to superior people to people service.
Additional Salary Information: SMPA offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please see our website for details.
About San Miguel Power Association, Inc.
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a member-owned, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.