Gallagher MSA Search is partnering with Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association to find their next Chief Financial Officer. Located just 40 minutes from downtown Minneapolis in Rockford, MN, Wright Hennepin offers the unique blend of a not for profit cooperative and an independent business structure that offers innovative and competitive products and services. Reporting to the CEO, you will provide strategic counsel to executive leadership and the Board on all financial issues. You will also work in collaboration with the CEO and with the WH Holding COO to formulate and determine financial objectives, business strategies, policies and programs that merit and secure the support of WH consumers/members.
The successful candidate will be:
Energetic, forward thinking, approachable, humble and grounded, as well as a collaborative leader with strong business and financial acumen.
A strategic visionary who drives growth with a member service oriented philosophy, this CFO will possess excellent organizational, analytical and relationship building skills.
Possess political savvy, value open communication and show the ability to work closely with all stakeholders (new and existing customers/members of the cooperative, general public, federal, state, county and local governments, as well as WH’s leadership and staff).
Demonstrated accomplishments and understanding of expense allocations across multiple businesses, 501c (12) and C-Corp tax structures, financial impact of acquisitions, mastery of financial statements and how to eloquently explain them to a diverse audience will be essential.
A minimum of five years of experience managing and leading others. A Masters of Business Administration and/or CPA will be especially helpful.