Serves as MSD Secretary-Treasurer, a statutory officer of MSD appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Metro Mayor. Reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the Executive Management Team and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of MSD. The CFO will have primary responsibility for all of MSD's financial functions, investment and debt management, budgeting and forecasting and establishing adequate financial controls. Provides support to the Board of Directors and Board Finance Committee. Maintains Board minutes, by-laws and policies and other functions as directed by the Board. Provides timely financial reporting of operations and advises the Board on long-term financial trends and capital project financing.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for the overall administration, management and guidance of MSD's financial affairs including accounting, budgeting, purchasing, billing/collections, financial reporting, investment and debt management. This includes identifying and evaluating appropriate strategies to improve MSD's annual revenues, investment and debt portfolio, and managing the derivatives portfolio of interest rate swaps. Administers and coordinates the issuance of new revenue bonds and notes. Develops and recommends rate and fee schedules to meet projected expenses and to be in compliance with federal/state regulations and existing bond covenants. Provides leadership in the development and evaluation of the Strategic Business and Operating Plans. Provides financial and budget trend reports to the Executive Director, Board, Board Finance Committee, Executive Management Team, and operating areas. Delivers financial presentations to various external constituent groups. Maintains good relations with local governments, the Louisville Water Company, banks, federal agencies, creditors, suppliers, and rating agencies. Ensures compliance with financial regulatory requirements, Board by-laws and Policies. Provides leadership for the Finance, Procurement, Revenue and Budget Departments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to the Work:
Knowledge of business administration, financial planning/management principles and techniques, financial markets, budgeting, regulations and policies including GAAP and GASB standards; knowledge of strategic planning principles; knowledge of treasury management and investing techniques; knowledge of general management and supervisory techniques and principles; skill in oral and written communication; skill in managing multiple priorities; skill in exercising tact and diplomacy; ability to make effective presentations on complex financial topics to the Board, management, and public groups; ability to negotiate and mediate contracts; ability to develop and implement business process improvements; ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment; ability to lead, manage and supervise a diverse workforce; ability to perform cost/benefit analysis and risk assessments; ability to exercise judgment and discretion; ability to analyze problems and initiate solutions; ability to train, supervise and delegate work effectively; ability to establish priorities, goals, performance measures and accountability for employees; ability to be courteous and helpful under pressure; ability to operate a PC and associated Windows environment software (e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel).
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Public Administration or a related field; five or more years of management experience; ten or more years of experience in functional areas of finance and accounting. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have safe work and driving habits.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and experience using SAP accounting software preferred.