EnerStar Electric Cooperative
  • - EnerStar Electric Cooperative
  • Paris, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

We are seeking applicants for Chief Financial Officer. This person will manage the financial and control activities of the cooperative, develop financial strategies, execute financial reporting, supervise financial staff, and participate in executive staff meetings.


What You'll Do

You will manage general accounting, financial planning, banking, insurance and taxes. You will develop budgets, financial forecasts, loan applications and monitor the overall financial condition of the cooperative. You will be responsible for:

• Leading and coordinating activities of other employees that perform accounting and bookkeeping tasks
• Managing working capital resources including cash investments and short term lines of credit
• Conducting economic studies and assisting with rate designs
• Acting as a liaison with the external auditor and managing the auditing process
• Directing or preparing and maintaining records, including ledgers, journals, and registers in conformance with generally accepted accounting practices and procedures
• Analyzing financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital. Preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other reports to summarize current and projected financial position
• Applying accounting principles to analyze financial information and preparing financial reports. Compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare entries to accounts, documenting business transactions
• Directing or preparing monthly and yearly financial Board reports
• Attending regular meetings of the Board of Directors to provide information and advice and to gain a greater understanding of company policies
• Directing and/or processing the cooperative payroll and the filing of tax statements with appropriate agencies and maintaining appropriate documentation
• Supporting operations by processing and maintaining records for inventory, work orders, materials, CRPs, special equipment, retirements, and field construction
• Auditing vendor contracts, orders, and vouchers. Preparing reports to substantiate individual transactions
• Responsible for the delegation, training, and appraisal process of department employees
• Actively participating in succession planning for the coop


About You

You love to exceed expectations, encourage trust and build opportunities while maintaining the cooperative philosophy of serving those who would not otherwise be served. You love working with people both colleagues and members in a member-focused cooperative environment. You take a diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of the members and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative.

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finances
• 3-5 years experience


About Us

EnerStar Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit rural electric distribution cooperative serving 5,300 household and business accounts within the east central Illinois counties of Edgar, Clark, Coles, Vermilion, and Douglas. EnerStar territory covers 1,000 square miles and serves 3.5 members per mile of line-- a green prairie community in the heart of the Midwest. Cooperative headquarters are in Paris, Illinois, home to 9,000 residents, and offering all the advantages of a small town: tree-lined streets, steepled churches, a Carnegie library, movie theater, 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, many parks, local hospital/medical resources, and sleek fitness centers. Beautiful Twin Lakes Park offers area children a new splash park and all-abilities playground, and the town boasts a brand new high school campus with an amazing, Broadway-rivaling theater and fine arts center.

EnerStar territory also offers abundant outdoor recreational opportunities with two state parks, Lincoln Trail State Park, and Walnut Point State Park, and the busy Mill Creek Lake and Park with its famed Fay Pickering Memorial Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail. EnerStar's 9-member board and 21 employees believe strongly in their mission statement: EnerStar exists to reliably distribute affordable electricity to its member-owners while upholding our values of integrity, accountability, and commitment to our community.




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