Vice President, Finance

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, economics or related field, plus seven (7) years of relevant utility experience, including three (3) of which were in a managerial capacity.



  • Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-managerial experience up to a maximum of two (2) years.


Licenses or Certifications:

None.

Notes to Applicants
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Regarding Your Application:

  • A detailed and complete Employment Application is required. Resume and Cover Letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.
  • Employment history dates must include month and year.
  • This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).
  • To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by November 14, 2021. To apply, candidates must complete this online application. Interested candidates should apply early in the process for optimum consideration.
  • This position is subject to the Texas Open Records Act.



Pay Range
Commensurate

Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 Monday - Friday
Hours may vary depending upon business needs.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 4815 Mueller Blvd Austin, TX 78723
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply social, racial, and equity lenses in order to establish relationships with City staff and the community. Prior supervisory experience in a large, robust city/organization is highly preferred. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are imperative for this position.

The following core competencies are important for this position:

  • Community Collaborator - Has experience in presenting complex financial information strategies to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that may include public outreach, council updates, and program implementation.
  • Electric Utility Expertise - Advanced expertise in the area of Finance for the Electric Utility Industry with a background in municipal or public power.
  • Agility - Ability to effectively manage changes and guide those changes through significant challenges while achieving organizational goals and objectives.
  • Equity Lens - Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workplaces and programs.
  • Communicates Effectively - Demonstrates the ability to convey and receive information and ideas in an open, clear, and articulate manner with respect to cultural differences and others' perspectives.
  • Exercises Leadership - Uses appropriate judgement to handle critical, problematic, or a striking set of conditions with focus, ownership, and accountability.
  • Thinks Strategically - Enables others to better understand and implement the vision and strategy, while being the aligned forward thinker, has the ability to formulate and communicate sound business strategy, and implement in a clear and concise manner.



Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Directs work activities in one or more divisions of the AE's Financial business units. Plans, negotiates, organizes, directs, audits, and controls activities for Finance. Analyzes employee and business needs and develops short- and long-range strategies, goals, and action plans to meet those needs. Develops and monitors O&M and Capital budgets and responds to any deviations. Communicates legislative issues and industry trends impacting AE. Develops and implements AE business plans that promote completion of the overall City of Austin business/strategic plans and initiatives. Prepares and reviews reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating performance results. Communicates financial and other corporate information to management and others. Presents to City Council, Boards, commissions, vendors, and the public.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal law as well as City ordinances and policies.



  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.


  • Knowledge of budgeting methods and systems.


  • Knowledge of municipal finance and accounting.


  • Knowledge of electric utility industry.


  • Knowledge of municipal and electric utility business operations, processes, practices, issues, and policies.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of equity, including experience in applying equity frameworks to established laws, ordinances, and long-standing practices.


  • Skill in using software applications to perform data analysis, problem solving, and presentation of information.


  • Skill in oral and written communications.


  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.


  • Skill in negotiation.


  • Skill in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting applicable research data.


  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.


  • Ability to train, develop, coach, and mentor staff.


  • Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workplaces and community programs.


  • Ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities or populations to build constructive and effective relationships


  • Ability to analyze and resolve irregular events.


Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for the Vice President, Finance position are: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, economics or related field, plus seven (7) years of relevant utility experience, including three (3) of which were in a managerial capacity. Graduation with a Master's degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for non-managerial experience up to a maximum of two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* If selected as top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation?
  • Yes
  • No
* Please briefly describe your expertise in Finance for the Electric Utility Industry, including any utility rate setting experience.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Job Address

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