Job description: The Director of Accounting leads, directs, and is accountable for all accounting, finance, and billing activities to ensure DREMC accurately completes all internal and external required filings, reports, and analysis in a timely manner with a high degree of proficiency. The Director of Accounting is a strategic partner to both the CEO and management team for the effective execution of all cooperative strategies involving rates, debt, and associated cash requirements to fulfill the cooperative’s mission of providing the safest and most reliable power at the lowest feasible cost.
Supervisory responsibility — The Director of Accounting leads the billing and accounting teams, consisting of approximately 10 DREMC team members. This position also serves as a vital team member for the CEO and the executive team. Additional leadership is required for external contractors, lenders, and regulators. Coordination with and leadership for other DREMC departments as appropriate is required.
Budget responsibility — In addition to a division budget for software, training, and related items, this position is responsible for the effective communication, implementation, and monitoring of the corporate budget of several hundred million dollars annually.
Location: Shelbyville, TN
Education —Undergraduate degree in accounting is required with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. MBA and/or CPA is preferred. Additional industry certifications are preferred.
Experience — A minimum of five (5) years of utility accounting experience is required (retail). At least two (2) years of accounting supervisory experience is required. Experience with TVA as a wholesale provider is preferred.
Certification/License, etc. —Valid Tennessee Driver’s License or ability to obtain a license prior to the first day of employment is required. Must be eligible to remain insured as a driver by the cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — A well-rounded understanding of the electric utility industry is desired. The Director of Accounting will be a phenomenal communicator that consistently displays an incredible willingness to listen for intent and watch for the best questions to ask. He or she will display a strong degree of analytical prowess, while consistently demonstrating a professional humility and hunger that inspires positive energy to others.
Reports to: President & CEO
Benefits: DREMC provides a comprehensive program of employee benefits including group medical, dental, vision, employer-sponsored medical clinic, life and long-term disability insurance programs, defined benefit retirement and 401K savings plans, tuition reimbursement.
DREMC does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.
Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V