Chief Financial Officer

Company Name: Western Area Power Administration
City: Lakewood
State/Provence: Colorado
Zip: 80228
Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Finance and Accounting
Posting Start Date: November 8, 2016
Salary: 161,903 - 185,100
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours


The mission of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is to market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable, cost-based federal hydroelectric power and related services. WAPA is one of the four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s looking for a strong executive to lead the financial operations for an organization with a servicing area that encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. where more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission system carries electricity from 56 hydropower plants (including Hoover Dam) operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission.

As a key member of the WAPA’s senior leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will exercise full managerial authority and lead aggressive integration of all financial policies, practices, and serves as the principal adviser to the CEO on matters relating to the overall management and control of WAPA’s financial and budgetary resources.

Other duties will include:

  • Overseeing all financial management activities related to Western’s programs and operations, budget formulation, presentation and execution processes, and developing and maintaining the WAPA’s integrated accounting and financial management system.
  • Developing, interpreting, and applying Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Accounting Office (GAO), Department of the Treasury (Treasury), Inspector General (IG), Comptroller General (CG), and other applicable financial policies and procedures to the management of WAPA financial operations.
  • Leading WAPA-wide accounting and reporting functions, payroll services, and overseeing WAPA’s cost accounting and financial management of inventories. Implementing asset management systems, including systems for cash management, credit management, debt collection, and property and inventory management and control, and managing audit follow-up and liaison activities.
Experience Required:

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and execute a comprehensive financial management program for a major electric utility organization, including formulating and implementing organizational financial management processes which promote and sustain financial integrity.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience establishing and monitoring policies and controls for financial and accounting operations, including debt and investment management and capital financing, for a major electric utility organization.
  • Ability to provide executive financial leadership, direction, and guidance in the development of long-term business strategies for a large utility operating in a complex legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder/shareholder environment.
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Posting End Date: November 16, 2016