POSITION TITLE: Vice President of Finance
SPECIFICATION NUMBER: 69892CRI
LOCATION: Fairfield County, Connecticut
COMPENSATION: Base salary $210,000 - (Based on experience or Market Rate) + Bonus
COMPANY: Our client is a leader in the Utility Industry.
The Vice President of Finance reports directly to the President of our client’s firm and is responsible for Accounting (payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, accounts payable, fixed asset reporting and general ledger controls); Rates & Regulatory, Procurement, Taxes, Business Development (mergers and acquisitions) and Homeowners Warranty Program. The Vice President of Finance has a dotted line reporting relationship to our client’s parent company counterparts to ensure consistency of financial reporting, alignment of regulatory initiatives, leverage of purchasing strengths as well as coordination of business development strengths and opportunities.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:
Responsible for directing all financial activities, ensuring that the appropriate financial policies, procedures, controls, and accounting practices are implemented throughout the Company.
Responsible for regulatory affairs including rate case strategy and process (applications and case coordination), WICA applications, management of dockets to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and monitoring of industry trends as they relate to utility ratemaking. Align with parent company to ensure conformity.
Responsible for procurement policy, procedures, polices and systems and supply chain. Align with parent company resources to ensure alignment and maximize economies of scale.
Responsible for Risk Management process in coordination with parent company leadership team.
Responsible for tax planning, compliance and operational tax issues. Aligns directly with parent company tax function.
Responsible for growth initiative in the regulated Water Utility space, which includes establishing strategy, goals and business initiatives. Leverage parent company leadership and resources to assist with growth opportunities.
Responsible for Homeowner’s Warranty Program non regulated business including operational and growth initiatives.
Leads, motivates and develops a diverse, high performing management team that focuses on accountability, customer service excellence, employee engagement, safety and process improvement.
Maintains a deep knowledge of the water industry and regulatory developments impacting the Company.
Develops, sustains and influences relationships with key partners and stakeholders and acts as a contact for important stakeholders (regulatory, governmental) in order to build trust, credibility and confidence with our client.
Most situations are complex and non-recurring, and the scope of the position would demand that the incumbent exercise high-level business problem-solving and independent, executive business judgment on an ongoing basis.
Position reports directly to the President of our client and directly supervises staff of six professional employees. Our client has on overall operating budget of approximately $220M an capital budget of $130M. Our client is one the largest investor-owned water utilities in the U.S. and services customers in CT, MA, NH & RI.
Valid through: 10/8/2020