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Chief Financial Officer

Henry County Water Authority


Listing Summary

Henry County Water Authority is accepting applications for Chief Financial Officer (CFO).   The Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) was founded in 1961 by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia and provides service to over 61,000 residential water customers and over 24,000 residential wastewater customers within unincorporated Henry County including portions of the cities of Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough, and Stockbridge in Georgia. It has a total service area population of 240,900 people. The Authority operates as an enterprise fund.    The  operating budget  for FY2023 is $74,278,000. 

The ideal Chief Financial Officer will be a professional and ethical CFO who is a dedicated team player and has a proven Financial Services record of success in leadership and management of Finance functions within a public/governmental agency/organization.  The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have well-developed problem-solving abilities, have the ability to communicate with stakeholders about the budget process, and facilitate discussions to ensure staff members feel comfortable asking questions.  The successful candidate should be an experienced, self-confident person who can immediately provide quality Financial Services to a variety of internal divisions in a timely manner and is able to address budget and other financial and economic questions/concerns/issues with diplomacy and tact.  The ability to identify and implement new and innovative approaches within a department is an important qualification expected of the new CFO. Specific experience is expected in purchasing and procurement, accounting, rate and budget development and the ability to offer responsive support services to a team-oriented organization.  The ideal candidate will implement DEI initiatives as part of fulfilling HCWA’s mission, vision, and core values, be personable and have the ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people.  Must have excellent presentation skills and the skill to interact with the HCWA Board of Directors, the four municipalities in Henry County, Henry County Government Commissioners and Staff, and other professionals such as bankers, actuaries, CPAs, financial consultants and attorneys on a frequent basis. 

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related degree from an accredited university is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance and accounting, including capital financing and investment and management of funds, most of which were in a management capacity required; or any combination of education and experience to meet the minimum requirements of the position. 
  • Evidence of continued professional development such as GFOA or other upper-level finance certifications or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation are preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license or have the ability to obtain upon selection.  

Compensation & Benefits:

Starting salary for this position depends upon qualifications (DOQ) of the selected candidate and is expected to be in the range of $180,000 - $205,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability and a defined benefit pension plan with a 5% mandatory employee contribution and a 457 savings plan.  Relocation expenses are negotiable.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references with email addresses and phone numbers, and salary history not later than 5:00 pm (ET) October 14, 2022 to:  lisaward912@gmail.com.  Any questions call 706-983-9326.

Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA Cell:  706-614-4961

Listing ends on:

10/14/2022