Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities: plans, directs and oversees the overall operation of the Finance Department; directs work activities of Accounting, Finance, Billing and Purchasing through Section Managers; oversees accounting and reporting responsibilities associated with other entities managed by CAW; coordinates the utility Risk Management program; coordinates work activities within and outside the utility; subject to call seven days a week; and performs other essential duties as deemed necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices in all phases of fiscal management.
Knowledge of advanced Accounting principles and practices.
Knowledge of supervisory procedures and practices.
Knowledge of trust Indenture/bond debt processes.
Knowledge of government investment practices.
Knowledge of government accounting practices and procedures.
Knowledge of cost and financial accounting methods and practices.
Knowledge of personal computer spreadsheet software programs.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Human Resource Management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of long range planning.
Knowledge of budget principles and practices
Knowledge of federal, state, and local purchasing laws.
Knowledge of multi-cycle billing system and processes.
Knowledge of meter reading methods.
Ability to review, prepare and submit property insurance claims.
Ability to create and maintain spreadsheet applications using formula functions.
Ability to understand and perform statistical and advanced accounting computations.
Ability to develop operational goals within policy guidelines and governing regulations.
Ability to evaluate effectiveness of fiscal programs and activities.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to utilize computer software programs including Microsoft Excel, Word, PPT, etc.
Ability to coordinate activities with and through other departments.
Ability to organize and direct work activities of others.
Ability to plan and schedule work activities.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial statements.
Skilled in the use of spreadsheet software.
Skilled in public presentations and ability to effectively make presentations to the CAW Board, public officials, city boards and commissions, neighborhood and stakeholder groups, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; meets all requirements to sit for Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) exams and able to successfully complete one of the certifications set of exams within two (2) years; plus six (6) years of progressively more responsible experience in supervising the work of others in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM); Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO); Master of Business Administration, Accountancy or Public Administration.
Must maintain a personal telephone due to subject to call out.
About Central Arkansas Water
Central Arkansas Water (CAW) the largest drinking water supplier in the state of Arkansas, is located in the heart of the state’s vibrant and thriving center of business, education, research and technology along the Arkansas River. CAW was formed in 2001 through the unique merger of two individual municipal utilities. Since its formation, CAW has been recognized as a leader nationally and has been honored to receive the top recognition in the water industry.
CAW serves a retail and wholesale population of more than 450,000 in 18 cities and communities, with a service area encompassing 530 square miles that includes two raw water supplies; a regulating and storage facility; two treatment facilities; 2,600 miles of pipeline; 26 booster pumping stations and 30 remote storage facilities. CAW has 327 uniquely dedicated employees.