People's Energy Cooperative (PEC) is a growing Touchstone Energy® electric distribution cooperative with nearly 25,000 services in Southeast Minnesota. In 2022, we won an award for being one of the best places to work in Southeast Minnesota. We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) located in Oronoco, MN, on the doorstep of Rochester, MN, and a short drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Our cooperative's mission is to bring value to our member-owners and communities by providing reliable electricity, superior customer service, and innovative energy solutions at fair and reasonable prices. Our vision is to be a trusted energy resource for our members, an employer of choice, and a respected business partner with our communities.
The CFO is an integral member of our five-person executive team reporting directly to the President & CEO and has the overall management responsibility of all aspects of the financial and accounting functions of the Cooperative. The CFO also has overall management responsibility of the information technology, warehouse, and facilities maintenance functions.
The CFO must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management and is responsible for financial reporting, the long and short-range financial goals for the Cooperative, audits, budgeting, internal controls, cash management, taxes, insurance and risk management, inventory, and purchasing. The CFO also directs, with appropriate delegation, the information technology, warehouse, and facilities maintenance functions.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field is required. Advanced degrees in these fields will be considered a plus.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is highly desirable.
A minimum of six years' experience in a progressively responsible financial and accounting position is required, preferably in the electric utility industry. Knowledge of Rural Utility Service (RUS) or utility accounting desired.
A minimum of three years' experience in managing others is required.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Strong knowledge of financial reporting, budgeting, investments, audit, tax, strategic planning, forecasting, internal controls, risk management, and data analytics.
Proven leadership skills, business acumen and strong people management skills.
Strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office products; with superior Excel skills required.
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with the management team, employees, associated organizations, and professional service providers.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills, are expected.
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer with a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package including retirement pension, 401k, medical insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, PTO, holiday pay and more. Qualified candidates, please apply at www.peoplesenergy.coop under the "Cooperative Information" tab follow the "Careers" link.
People's Energy Cooperative was incorporated on January 1, 1936, and currently provides electric service to nearly 20,000 members in six area counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona. We distribute electric energy from 29 substations through 2,847 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines. People's Energy Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.