The Department of Water and Power (DWP), an enterprise operation of the City of Big Bear Lake is seeking its next Chief Financial Officer. The CFO is a critical advisor to the General Manager and oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Finance & Administrative Services Departments, including short- and long-term planning as well as development and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. Other key responsibilities include budget preparation, customer service, conservation, billing and accounts payable activities, data and information technology services, payroll, asset management, financial accounting, treasury management, grants, and office administration for DWP. Serving in an exempt position, the Chief Financial Officer reports to the General Manager and is an experienced finance professional who oversees a small staff of 11 with an enterprise-wide budget of $13 million including a $3 million capital improvement program in FY2023. Total staff in the organization is 37 FTEs.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of senior management level experience in accounting or finance, preferably in a public sector organization including three (3) years of supervisory experience. Possession of a CPA license is preferred.
The annual salary range is $173,836.56 to $211,299.43 depending on qualifications and experience. Assistance on moving and relocation may be offered to the selected candidate. DWP provides benefits including Retirement with SBCERA (reciprocal with CalPERS).