Director of Financial Planning - Public Works Commission

  • The Public Works Commission in Fayetteville, NC is currently seeking a Director of Financial Planning.  Please visit (Position #69) for additional information and to complete an online application.  If an accommodation is needed to complete the application due to a disability, please call (910) 223-4120.    EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
    For questions regarding this position, please contact Rhonda Fokes at (910) 223-4125 or by email
    Salary:   $110,328.94 - $137,911.18

    The Director of Financial Planning is responsible for directing and managing the Financial Rates, Budget and Capital Projects sections in the Financial Division.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, directing and managing the Public Works Commission's pricing administration activities for electric, water and sewer rates, budgeting, financial planning/forecasting, accounting and capital financing functions; developing and implementing financial forecasting tools and methods; assisting in the development of company-wide financial policies and procedures, long term planning initiatives and compliance monitoring tools.  Operating within the framework of policies established by the Chief Financial Officer, exercise of independent judgment is allowed for determining operating methods and controls.  General supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.  Performs related work as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Thorough knowledge of safety rules, regulations and procedure, as appropriate; thorough knowledge of municipal financial practices/procedure/accounting methods; thorough knowledge of budget policy/application/process; thorough knowledge of pricing analysis methods/techniques/practices/theories of energy/water services concepts/pricing structures, and impact on revenues; thorough knowledge of the legal aspects of rate administration and rate of return analysis/accounting concepts; thorough knowledge of Bond Order/grant requirements, contractual agreements; ability to work with complex utility accounting systems detailing functional capital/operating utilities costs; ability to develop/analyze/interpret laws/regulations/policies/procedures, complex information, statistical data and draw sound conclusions; ability to manage/supervise people and multiple projects; ability to maintain effective working relationships with customers, all levels of employees, officials, vendors, contractors and the general public.

    Education and Experience

    Graduation from an accredited four (4) year university/college with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working with utility services and public utility rate matters, project management, contract negotiations, or related field, which includes two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

    Physical Requirements

    Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.