Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.
May 19, 2021
East Montpelier, Vermont
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WEC was founded in 1939 to bring electricity to rural Vermont communities and to provide our members with a voice in their energy future. WEC continues today with that same spirit as our pioneering founders with a commitment to our environment, communities, and our member-owners. We are a not-for-profit cooperative utility serving our member/owners in 41 towns in central Vermont’s rural landscape.

WEC is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill a key position in the organization. The Director of Finance & Administration is part of WEC’s leadership team. This position reports directly to the General Manager and interacts with member of the Board of Directors.

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:
The Director of Finance & Administration is a key member of the management team, responsible for representing and carrying out WEC goals, policies, and objectives, as approved by the WEC Board of Directors, under the direction of the General Manager. Maintains accurate records that show the financial operation and position of the Cooperative according to the Uniform System of Accounts and all regulatory requirements; directs and maintains the Cooperative's financial management practices, including data and information systems, in order to meet the requirements of its mortgage holders and other lending institutions; oversees and coordinates preparation and maintenance of confidential employee payroll records; oversees and coordinates employee benefit programs; assists in the coordination, investigation and reporting of all insurance matters, including worker's compensation-related injuries, vehicle accidents and property damage. The Director of Finance is responsible for oversight and supervision including coaching and guiding the Accounting and Information Technology Departments.

Qualified applicants must possess at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in accounting. A minimum of four (4) years accounting experience in an electric utility environment preferably working with the uniform system of accounts required by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Should also be highly organized, proficient with Microsoft Office; inclusive of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Applicants should also be able to multi-task, maintain confidentiality, work independently, and with high degree of accuracy.

WEC seeks a dynamic, innovative, and team player who will work cooperatively with others and work on behalf of members with respect and passion. Courtesy in dealing with members, Board Directors, co-workers and others, adaptability, and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are essential characteristics of the ideal candidate.

Submit letter of interest to WEC’s Human Resources Dept., PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651. (HR@wec.coop)
WEC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

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