Assistant General Manager - Fiscal Operations

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Lakeland
Location of position: 
Lakeland, FL
Wage/Salary: 
$76,184 - $141-492
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Job Description: 

Lakeland Electric, a Department of the City of Lakeland, Florida is seeking candidates with successful experience and excellent skills as a leader in financial management in the electric utility industry. The Assistant General Manager reports to the General Manager of Lakeland Electric and is responsible for the overall financial management of Lakeland Electric. Lakeland Electric is the third largest publically owned utility in Florida. It has 970 MW of internal generation, 122,000 customer accounts, a 258 square mile service area, 580 employees and operating revenues of $350,000,000. Lakeland Electric is in Polk County approximately 30 miles east of Tampa and 40 miles west of Orlando. Lakeland, Florida is renowned for its beauty, charm, vitality and sense of continual progress. Lakeland was ranked 8th nationally by Forbes.com for “U.S. Cities on the Rise”. Skills Required: Candidates for the Assistant General Manager – Fiscal Operations will have graduated from an accredited college or university with coursework in Finance or Accounting, MBA or Master in Accounting preferred. Also preferred, Certified Government Finance Officer (CFGO), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA); Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and finance in the electric industry, Five (5) years with upper management responsibilities. Experience in the public utility sector is a plus. The skills and experience will encompass a broad familiarity of utility operations and thorough knowledge of and experience with the principles of utility accounting, finance, management accounting, visionary leadership and staff development. Lakeland Electric is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive compensation and benefits. The compensation package will vary based on the credentials and proven abilities of the individual selected and can be expected to include a competitive salary based on driven qualifications and accomplishments.  The City of Lakeland has an excellent benefit package which includes mediation, dental and vision plans, disability plans, life insurance and retirement plan. Qualified applicants should email a resume and a letter of qualifications to Steve Dowdy at: sdowdy@dowdyreruiting.com. “Continuous Advertisement” Position may close at any time without notice. EOE/DFWP.