Finance Director/CFO

Company Name: Jefferson County PUD
City: Port Townsend
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98368
Job Title: Finance Director/CFO
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Finance and Accounting
Posting Start Date: January 2, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time Type: Hours

Jefferson County Public Utility District (JPUD) is seeking a competent and enthusiastic candidate to fill its Financial Director position.  JPUD ( serves 18,500 electric customers and about 5,000 water and sewer customers.  The utility currently has 56 employees.  JPUD acquired its electric system from Puget Sound Energy in 2010 and started delivering electric service April 1, 2013.  JPUD is financially sound with annual combined revenues of nearly $38 million (electric revenue is $35 million).  The PUD is also a RUS borrower.

The Finance Director serves as the CFO and District Auditor.  This position is one of seven on the senior management team and reports directly to the General Manager.  The CFO also works closely with the PUD’s three-member elected Board of Commissioners.  The Finance Director oversees and manages Finance, Accounting, Billing, and Customer Service.  This position provides long-term direction for the financial operations of JPUD, manages the Board’s fiscal policies, and assists in the development of new policies.

Experience Required:

The successful candidate will be a person of high integrity and have proven leadership skills. The individual must be a team player, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and meet deadlines.  They must have a thorough knowledge of GAAP, budgeting/forecasting, internal controls, cash management and financial techniques, local, state and federal laws/regulations impacting the utility business, and financial accounting software.  A good working knowledge of RUS accounting procedures and regulations is required within a reasonable amount of time.  Candidates must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ progressive experience in accounting, finance, fiscal services, or other utility related financial position.  Experience in the accounting of an electric utility, especially one that adheres to RUS or FERC regulations, is highly desirable.  Must have at least five (5) years’ supervisory experience in managing accounting staff and leading an organization’s accounting function.  Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and/or accounting required.  An advanced degree and/or professional certification (e.g., MBA, CPA, CIA, CMA) is highly preferred.

How to Apply:

JPUD is located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, in Port Townsend, Washington.  It is surrounded by the Puget Sound and tall evergreens.  It’s an ideal location for those wanting a picturesque, small-town, atmosphere.  Known for the Rhody Festival in the Spring, it also has plenty of opportunities for hunting, fishing and mountain hiking.  Ride a ferry to Seattle or explore historic Victorian downtown Port Townsend.  Quaint restaurants and antique shops lend nicely to a weekend stroll.

JPUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It provides a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market.  Interested parties should direct their inquiries to NRECA Executive Search and submit the following electronically: 1) Cover letter, 2) two to three-page resume, and 3) at least three professional references or letters of recommendation.  Applications must be received by January 17, 2018 and submitted to:

Rick Crinklaw, NRECA Executive Search
(541) 954-4174
All replies are confidential

Posting End Date: January 22, 2018