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: Management
Posting Start Date: October 24, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

Finance Director/CFO
Jefferson County PUD
Port Townsend, WA

Jefferson County Public Utility District (JPUD) is seeking a competent and enthusiastic candidate to fill its Financial Director position.  The PUD ( serves 18,500 electric, 4,200 water, and 400 sewer customers.  There are currently 41 employees with plans to employ more than 50 during 2017. The PUD acquired its electric system in 2013.  JPUD is financially sound with annual revenues of $33 million and total investment in utility plant of $159 million.  The PUD is also a RUS borrower.

The Finance Director serves as the CFO and District Auditor.  This position is one of five on the senior management team and reports directly to the General Manager.  They also work closely with the PUD’s three-member elected Board of Commissioners.  The Finance Director oversees and manages Finance, Accounting, Billing, Meter Reading, 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 working knowledge of RUS accounting and regulations is preferred.  Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years’ 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, in 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 or accounting.  An advanced degree or professional certification (MBA, CPA, CIA, CMA, etc.) 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 December 15, 2016 and submitted to:

Rick Crinklaw, NRECA Executive Search
(541) 954-4174

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Posting End Date: November 23, 2016