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Position: Director of Finance / Controller
Municipality:South Central CT Regional Water Authority (RWA)
Close Date:4/30/2018

Title: Director of Finance/Controller


Location: New Haven, CT


Salary: to $140,000+


Our client, The South Central CT Regional Water Authority (RWA) has been in existence for over 150 years and is one of the premier drinking water providers in the country.  They currently serve nearly 500,000 customers in Connecticut.  The RWA excels at not only providing exceptional water and services to their clients, they also take their role as stewards of the environment and contributors to their community very seriously.  This balanced focus on their customers and the environment has made them one of only a handful of public drinking water systems in the US awarded the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) Platinum Award for Exceptional Utility Performance. The RWA is also a recent recipient of the New England Water Works Association’s (NEWWA) Utility of the Year Award in the large size utility category.  


The RWA's currently seeking a new Director of Finance that will be responsible for managing all areas of finance and accounting.  While managing an exceptional team, they’ll also have hands on involvement in all areas of finance and accounting.  This will include the review and analysis of all financial and revenue data, all forecasting (short and long term), as well as coordination of the annual financial audit and budget process. Focusing on the delivery of accurate, timely and complete financial information.  This person will also contribute to managing debt, interim financing and evaluating investment opportunities.  Additional duties will include oversight and support of rate applications, managing water revenue models and analytics.  As a strategic leader, the Director will play a key role in evaluating and implementing new technologies, policies and procedures and evaluating strategies tied to new revenue opportunities being developed for the RWA.  Because of the RWA’s unique corporate status, the right individual will have an opportunity to advance their financial skills into new areas.  The right individual will enjoy not just the numbers side of finance and accounting, but the strategic significance and importance of the numbers to the viability of the Authority's future.  This person will enjoy engaging in spirited discussion pertaining to overall accounting as well as corporate strategies.  This individual will be in a highly visible and impactful role and have significant opportunity for advancement.


The qualified candidate will be an energetic leader with utility experience, as well as experience managing or supervising staff.  They should have significant finance and accounting experience, including: audit, rates, budgeting, debt financing, planning and forecasting.  They will also be capable of working across all levels of the organization and be comfortable making presentations.  The qualified individual will have a Bachelors’ Degree, ideally this person will be a CPA or have an advanced degree, such as an MBA.



Tony Trouse

Managing Partner

The Giddings Group






We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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