Summary The Finance Manager works under the supervision of the Director of Finance & Administrative Services and is responsible for performing the full range of professional accounting, financial and auditing duties utilizing generally accepted accounting principles for governmental agencies. Incumbent will have strong accounting, audit and financial reporting experience, detail oriented, and have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with others.
Job Description The Finance Manager will supervise and analyze the everyday financial activities of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP). The role will provide financial reports and interpret financial information, assist in payroll preparation, advise on investment activities, assist in the planning and development of MBCP’s budget and audits, draft financial related staff reports and other presentation material for the Board and its Committees, conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities, and perform other related duties as assigned.
The role will interact internally with all the departments and externally with the outsourced accounting service provider, insurance and banking vendors, and consultants.
Supervisory Responsibilities This position has oversight responsibility for the external accounting service provider. No supervisory responsibilities are anticipated at this time, but the role could evolve to include some staff supervisory responsibilities over time.
• Perform professional-level work in areas such as: annual budget and 5-year financial plan, daily rolling cashflow forecast, bi-monthly payroll, financial planning and analysis, reporting, credit negotiations and agreements, independent audits, management and policy analysis, and internal control • Oversee the procure-to-pay process for both power supply and non-power supply invoices to ensure timely payment and compliance with the purchasing and procurement policies and procedures • Work closely with the external accounting service provider to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and maintain vendor contract compliance schedule by monitoring the payments vs. contracted budget to avoid overpayment • Prepare staff reports through research and analysis; may make oral presentations to the Board of Directors and staff • Collaborate with the Energy Programs team to build and maintain financial models to determine the viability of new energy programs • Review, prepare, interpret and apply business and financial policies and procedures • Identify and drive process improvements. Increase productivity by developing automated reporting tools • Maintain accurate financial records and files • Provide operational support for the Finance area as assigned
Location and Compensation MBCP is located in Monterey, California. Employees are expected to work from the Corporate office. Compensation for this position is industry competitive and commensurate with experience, with a cap of $156,000. A full benefits package is also offered as part of salaried employment.
Minimum Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Experience/Education/Certifications/Technical Skills • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or a closely related field, required • 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in financial accounting, required • 2+ years of audit experience (Big 4 or regional public accounting firm preferred), required • Advanced Excel and financial modeling skills, required • License as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), preferred • Experience in renewable energy or utility industry preferred • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, preferred
Willingness to • Work occasional afterhours or on weekends
Knowledge of • MBCP’s mission, vision, and goals • Data and statistical analyses methodologies • Principles and practices of modern public financial services including program planning, implementation and evaluation; budget development, analysis, and controls; banking and credit services • State and federal laws, regulations and case law pertaining to California local government financial responsibilities and related practices • Regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission • Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) purpose and functions
Ability to • Have a strong work ethic befitting a start-up environment • Work accurately and swiftly under pressure • Have high attention to detail with strong organizational skills • Research, study, process, and analyze large quantities of data from a wide variety of sources • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing and able to translate complex technical information into non-technical language • Exercise good judgment in handling multiple priorities to meet deadlines and escalate key issues • Have strong project management skills • Have a high tolerance for uncertainty but know how to bring problems to resolution • Demonstrate integrity, patience, tact, and courtesy always • Take responsibility and work independently, as well as coordinate collaborative efforts with MBCP staff
Working Conditions The physical demands described here are representative of those required for the position. Position requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, and twisting in the performance of daily activities. The position requires hand manipulation and repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The position requires near and far vision in reading reports and use of a computer. Acute hearing is required in supporting meetings and providing phone and in-person customer service. The position occasionally requires lifting and/or moving objects up to 20 pounds. MBCP will make reasonable accommodation of the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability upon request.
Licenses/Certificates Requirement: Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver’s license, automobile insurance, and a safe driving record. A DMV report may be required.
Equal Employment Opportunity MBCP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Application Process The position is open until filled. To be considered for this position, please submit an MBCP application, detailed resume, and cover letter via the following link: