Director of Finance & Administration

  • Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light
  • 120 132nd Street South, Tacoma, Washington
  • Apr 17, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $90,000 USD
  • Salary Top: $130,000
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Mar 21, 2021

Job Description

Director of Finance & Administration

Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light

Tacoma, Washington

Salary$90,000 - $130,000


Headquartered in one of the fastest growing regions in Washington, South Puget Sound residents and visitors enjoy an area that is full of many vibrant communities that offer countless cultural and educational opportunities. The region is home to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, which is the largest single attraction held annually in the State of Washington, along with iconic Mount Rainier and the Mount Rainier National Park. The South Puget Sound also provides easy access to the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges and the waters of the scenic Puget Sound which offer a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities.


Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light (EMP&L) is a member-owned electric cooperative that has nearly 16,000 members. EMP&L has a five-member Board of Directors and operates on an annual budget of approximately $20 million with 4 departments and 22 FTEs. EMP&L offices are located in Tacoma.


Under the direction of the General Manager, the Director of Finance & Administration will manage 8 personnel, including the Customer Service Manager, Senior Accountant, four Customer Service Representatives and two Meter Reader Technicians. This position directs all general accounting activities consistent with GAAP, coordinates the development of the annual budget and work plan for approval by the General Manager and the Board, and provides monthly reports to the Board. Other responsibilities include preparing loan applications in conjunction with approved construction work to obtain needed capital for plant expansion and Board-approved projects, and directing the investment of available funds consistent with policies of the Board and General Manager. The Director will also be the key support for an annual external audit and manage the coordination of all member-related accounting activities, including meter reading, energy and member services billings and associated sales reports, collections, and refunds.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field is highly desired. Additional training pursuant to Public Accountant Certification will be considered as highly desirable.


For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 21, 2021 (open until filled).

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