Sartor and Associates has been retained by Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities Inc. to recruit a new Chief Financial Officer who will be responsible for the leadership and management of all aspects of financial services for the Corporation, including financial planning, reporting and analysis, budgeting, job costing, general accounting, revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, payroll processing and administration, management information systems and regulatory matters.
This position is also responsible for the coordination of all Board materials related to the company’s financial status and any issues related to Regulatory Affairs.
Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities is a local electricity distributor that serves approximately 6,000 customers located in the Villages of Cardinal, Iroquois, Morrisburg, Westport, Williamsburg and the Town of Prescott. Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities is owned by our four municipal shareholders, the Municipality of South Dundas, the Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, the Village of Westport, the Town of Prescott and FortisOntario. Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities provides dependable utility services governed by and for the benefit of its customers in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities is committed to their customers, community and shareholders.
Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities currently has 17 employees. The Management Team includes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the 2 direct reports to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the Operations Manager.
Current CFO Direct Report include a Regulatory Analyst; a Billing & Collections Supervisor; 2 Administration staff; and 3 Billing Clerks.
The essential duties and responsibilities of the job include but are not necessarily restricted to the following.
Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls
Innovation and Organizational Effectiveness
Health and Safety
Confidently leads and develops people and teams in a changing and dynamic environment leveraging the skills of others and delegates courses of action towards the achievement of the strategy and vision of the Corporation and business unit while remaining energized, positive and focused.
Vision and alignment
Shares a compelling and inspired vision and strategy for the corporation and the business unit and generates commitment and alignment of its people.
Communications and Listening Skills
Demonstrates the fundamentals of effective communications: active listening, adapting communications styles to audiences, clarity, empathy and responsiveness
Understands and uses the workings, structure, climate and culture of the Corporation and the industry to achieve business and growth outcomes.
The position has financial responsibility as it pertains to all operational departments. The position uses understanding of financial information to make business decisions, maximize value and support the financial health of the Corporation.
Relationship and network building
Seeks and builds alliances, maintains effective relationships, communicates in a compelling and articulate manner instilling commitment, and fosters open respectful two-way communication channels, internally and externally to further the strategy and vision of the Corporation.
The position makes business decisions that could be costly to the organization if made incorrectly. The position must be able to analyze and synthesize information to understand issues and the situation to identify issues, options, and make appropriate, realistic and timely decisions to ensure safety, quality, productivity and budgets have not been jeopardized based on consideration of the available facts and alternatives and sound calculation of risks.
Actively listens for underlying nuances and messages and uses persuasion to build consensus, manage and or/resolve conflicts and reach mutually agreeable outcomes.
The position will require regular reporting to the Board of Directors on any matters of material consequence that fall within the position’s areas of responsibility. This position will require the development and implementation of communications initiatives that meet the needs of the corporation’s shareholders, customers, employees and other stakeholders while maintaining the strictest of confidence of information.
Health and Safety
Actively participate in safety training and be knowledgeable of the corporate safety rules and practices and must implement safe work procedures that ensure the safety of the Corporation’s employees and customers.
To explore this opportunity further, please email your resume (filename - “Last name, First name - CV”), with “Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities CFO” in the subject line, in confidence to Larry Sartor at email@example.com and Mark Fukuzawa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is Rideau St. Lawrence Utilities policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status or any other protected class.
We thank all those that apply for the position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.