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Energy Federation Incorporated (EFI)
Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the national strategy for EFI. As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will be an advisor to the CEO, evaluating and assisting with the financial plans and economic modeling. S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the finance, audit, and investment committees of the Board.
Specific responsibilities include:
As a business partner to the CEO, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and EFI’s long-term strategy. Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
Engage the Board finance, and audit, committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery. Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors).
Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with EFI’s Strategic Plan, especially as the organization considers sponsorships, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizations.
Financial and Operational Management
Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements. Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
Partner with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to procure specialized finance IT systems that meet the needs of the organization.
Manage cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs. Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.
Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
Manage and track the performance of EFI fund balance in keeping with the policies and investment guidelines established by the investment committee.
Mentor and develop a finance department of approximately ten staff, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
Guide larger, cross-department teams outside of direct span of control within the company to achieve specific strategic initiatives..
The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity.
The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:
A minimum of a BS; MBA preferred; a CPA would be a plus.
Demonstrable passion for EFI’s nonprofit’s mission; a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment.
Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of an organization.
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
Experience working with Accounting Firms to facilitate annual independent audits.
Past experience successfully partnering with IT staff to manage critical financial management systems.
An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.
Energy Federation, Inc. offers an outstanding benefit package including medical, dental, disability, life insurance and 401k. This is an excellent opportunity to take part with a leader in the dynamic field of energy efficiency and sustainability and join a fast growing industry.
Energy Federation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
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EFI believes it is essential to encourage people to use our planet’s limited energy and water resources wisely. We assist people in these efforts by offering high quality conservation products and services at affordable prices while communicating practical, objective information. We believe that by following this mission, our work will lead to an improved quality of life and economic condition. Please visit our website for more information