Annual Salary negotiable based on years of experience
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 91
I. POSITION SUMMARY
Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and controls division activities to ensure maximum utilization of human, material and financial resources while promoting good public, member-consumer relations, the wise use of energy and improved quality of life for the Cooperative’s membership. Provides complete and accurate financial and other records so as to safeguard the cooperative’s assets, securities and funds.
II. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer/General Manager
Supervises: Finance & Accounting Manager, Information Systems Manager, and Administrative Services Manager.
III. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
As a member of the management team, this position is responsible for the provision of a full range of supervisory activities including but not limited to the selection, training, and evaluation of division personnel, planning and the completion of special projects as delegated.
Directs all revenue, general accounting and billing activities.
Develops, directs and/or prepares a variety of statistical and other reports for the General Manager, Division Managers, and the Board of Directors.
Coordinates accounting and administrative activities with other departments.
Directs all purchasing and materials management activities.
Oversees the repair of cooperative vehicles and equipment.
Coordinates system-wide MIS program.
Coordinates capital and operating budget preparation and compliance.
Ensures that all department personnel receive training, understands and complies with all safety rules and regulations.
IV. EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS
Member-Consumers: Advises and assists the member-consumers in every way possible.
Auditors: Works with advises and assists on any plans, procedures or problems related to the accounting function.
General Public: Maintains good relations in all contact with the general public.
Builders, Developers, and Contractors: Promotes Magic Valley programs and services.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of personnel so classified.
The Chief Financial Officer shall be required to perform any other duties assigned in order to fulfill the objective of the Cooperative.
Magic Valley Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
V. POSITIONS REQUIREMENTS
Job Knowledge, Training, and Experience: This position requires the management of financial assets and the developing of both long- and short-term financial strategies as well as an in-depth knowledge generally accepted accounting practices and procedures. This is normally acquired through the completion of an accounting program leading to a four-year degree in accounting or a related field. Must be able to acquire within a reasonable time span an knowledge of the REA Uniform System of Accounts. At least ten years progressively responsible experience in a financial and administrative position in a utility environment is required. This experience should include exposure to utility accounting, supervision, financial forecasting and the development of financial strategies. Additional experience in information systems, materials management, and inventory control desirable.
Equipment Operated: Must be able to operate computer terminals, and personal computer and other standard office equipment.
Abilities and Skills: Should be skilled in training, motivating and evaluating assigned personnel in order to obtain the highest degree of productivity and the development of individual capabilities. Must be able to organize work to meet deadlines. Prepares reports and other documents, which require a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Good oral and written communications skills required.
Physical Effort: Must be able to perform the activities listed in the position description. A majority of the activities are performed sitting at a desk.
Working Conditions: Some irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. Some travel outside the system may be required.
When you join the MVEC team, you join an organization with a long history of commitment to the betterment of our community and our region. Founded by the community to bring electricity to remote and unpopulated areas of the Rio Grande Valley, we continue that commitment today with electrical solutions that are affordable, reliable, and accessible to every family within the Valley.
How did we begin? In 1937, a group of Rio Grande Valley farmers and ranchers who needed electricity came together to acquire a loan from the newly-established Rural Electrification Administration. The REA had been founded in 1935 to provide low-cost federal loans to non-profit cooperatives looking to supply power to rural America.
The REA approved their loan for $200,000 and the farmers soon began construction of 75 miles of power lines for the Valley REA, which later changed to Magic Valley Electric Cooperative. Eleven months later, the lights turned on in the homes of Magic Valley’s first 125 members.
Magic Valley’s founding members not only changed the Valley for the betterment of thousands of residents, it also accelerated progress throughout every area of the Rio Grande Valley. Today, Magic ...Valley has more than 4,800 miles of energized line serving more than 90,000 members. It is headquartered in Mercedes, TX and is the 3rd largest cooperative in Texas and the 22nd largest in the nation
Magic Valley is an independent, private and not-for-profit cooperative owned by the members they serve. Cooperatives such as Magic Valley are rooted in the Seven Cooperative Principles first established by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in 1814 and adheres to the following: Voluntary and Open Membership, Democratic Member Control, Members’ Economic Participation, Autonomy and Independence, Education, Training and Information, Cooperation Among Cooperatives and Concern for Community.
When you join the MVEC team, you join this tradition of successful, community-minded, member-owned success. Become part of energizing the Rio Grande Valley with an organization who has always put its members, and its employees, first.