Top 3 responsibilities in a day
• Monitor the overall financial condition of the electric cooperative.
• Provide financial information to help with the decision-making process for various projects throughout the co-op.
• Complete any other duties as assigned by the general manager.
What’s a typical day like?
I wouldn’t say there really ever is a “typical day.” Each day involves managing various tasks, which makes every day unique.
What education and training was needed for this position?
I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and am a certified public accountant.
What part of your job do you find the most fulfilling?
Serving our consumer-members. Everyone at the electric cooperative has a duty to serve our members the best we can, and that’s what motivates me.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
The biggest challenge is effectively managing costs in today’s world. We have experienced significant cost pressures over the last several years, but we’re always trying to provide the best service to our consumers at the lowest possible cost. Because of this, we’re constantly looking at ways to be as efficient as we can.
How would you describe working for an electric cooperative?
I really do believe there is a “cooperative difference.” We strive very hard to treat our members as more than just customers. There’s a connection we try to make that we hope makes us different.