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  • Full Time
  • Newport, Ore.
  • Salary: $115,412.68 - $140,284.83 per year
  • Posting End Date: September 27, 2021

Website Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District

Wage or Salary:
$115,412.68 - $140,284.83 per year

This position is tasked with managing the overall accounting and treasury activities of the organization and reports directly to the Director of Shared Services.  The Controller administers accounting policies and directives and may assist in development of organizational policies, procedures, forecasting and strategic planning.  The Controller also manages the daily cash position of the organization and leads external financing activities.


Additional Information:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Assists the Director of Shared Services.

Develops and implements District's policies as applicable to financial accounting, investing and other areas as needed.

Initiates, plans and assists in implementing new financial programs and their ongoing support.

Responsible for analyzing and preparing journal entries; backups financial statements and budget report preparation.

Manages daily and long term cash positions and investing excess funds to maximize interest income.

Develops, analyzes and monitors financial data and budgets to ensure compliance with District policies, approved financial plan and bond covenants.

Performs benchmarking of financial data against other utilities and industry standards and reports and recommends any corrective action.

Act as primary liaison with external auditors in regards to financial audit.

Work with financial advisors, bond council and other principals on matters related to selling bonds.

Manages all compliance aspects of outstanding bond issues and relating agreements including covenants, reserve requirements, arbitrage testing and annual continuing disclosure requirements.

Assists in providing direct support of department’s PC software and hardware, and works with Districts information technology group on network software and hardware solutions.

Prepares and assists with reports to various state and federal agencies on financial and energy data.

Complete special projects and other duties as assigned to meet team, department and Central Lincoln goals while actively demonstrating accountability and responsibility for achieving desired outcomes and measurable results.


  • Utility financial systems, cost of service analysis and rate design concepts.
  • All functions and responsibilities of a typical utility accounting and finance department.
  • Regulations and practices of GAAP, FASB, GASB & FERC to insure proper accounting and audit compliance.
  • Budget, cost control, financial and economic concepts.
  • Personal computer applications and related software.
  • Researching alternative courses of action beyond prescribed guidelines in policies and procedures.
  • Strong technical, trouble-shooting, problem solving, research, organizational and analytical skills, combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet established deadlines.  Ability to multitask is also essential while remaining flexible with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Communicating complex information in a straightforward manner.
  • Highly ethical individual who applies ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities.  Takes responsibility for actions and decisions and fosters a work environment where integrity is rewarded. Exercises discretion when involved in highly confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Developing, implementing, and applying policies and procedures.
  • Work with associates and adequately represent Central Lincoln to the public.
  • Effectively meet people and possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpret charts, rates, rules, regulations, and legal documents.
  • Determine correct or efficient courses of action.
  • Foresee trouble spots in a proposal, project or program.
  • Organize people, tasks and events in a logical manner so that efficiency is maximized.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.


Receive, understand, evaluate and appropriately respond to communications and work-related forms, documents and other information from employees, the Board of Directors, customers and members of the public using available technology, in person and in a public setting when necessary.

Correspond, communicate and exchange information with other employees, customers, agencies, and other third parties with whom we work in-person, via telephone, virtually or by other electronic means using available technology during meetings, presentations, customer calls or other situations in which business information may be shared, discussed, or exchanged.

Provide intellectually sound and well-reasoned answers, recommendations and solutions to identified business problems, issues and/or questions.  Efficiently and quickly analyze, process, manipulate, and accurately record extensive amounts of data (some of which is technical or complex in nature) and other information that serves as the basis for this position.

Work for extended periods of time in a stationary position (possibly up to 60 minutes or more without an opportunity to substantially change position) while consistently grasping, moving and manipulating documents, office supplies, computer equipment, and other business tools and materials.

Use and operate a personal computer, office equipment and other technology devices frequently and consistently throughout each day with a high degree of skill, accuracy and independent judgment for the purpose of reviewing, analyzing, creating, transmitting, and presenting documents, data and other business-related information.


Travel occasionally via traditional modes of transportation (including airline travel) over long distances, some of which may involve one or more night stays out of town, both within and outside the state of Oregon.


The work in this position is primarily conducted in a temperature controlled office environment.  Our office spaces include traditional office lighting (including fluorescent lighting), as well as shared office spaces and facilities that result in consistent and frequent noise (often louder than ambient noise), conversations among employees and clients, interruptions and other similar distractions.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Finance, or related field, and five (5) years’ progressively responsible experience in all facets of accounting, computerized accounting systems and balancing general ledger accounts and subsidiary ledgers.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position will be considered in lieu of the outlined requirements.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of auditing theory and practices and internal control procedures.
  • Experience with NISC software preferable.
  • Valid driver’s license: No
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required: No
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement: No
  • FLSA Status: Exempt


Reports to the Director of Shared Services.  No supervisory responsibility.

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