Klamath River Renewal Corporation

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Berkeley, CA

About the Corporation

Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation created via a unique partnership between state, federal, and local governments, tribal nations, and non-governmental organizations. KRRC was established as a result of the 2016 amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). It is charged with the removal of four hydroelectric dams in Oregon and California and restoring a large portion of the Klamath River after over 100 years of hydroelectric production. When fully implemented, the project will be one of the largest river renewal projects in U.S. history, restoring fish passage to over 400 miles of historic salmon habitat and providing economic stimulus to both Klamath River and ocean fishing communities.

KRRC will oversee the river renewal process as well as risk management for the project. It will achieve its mission by accepting ownership of the four hydroelectric dams from the current owner, PacifiCorp, surrendering the hydroelectric license for the dams through a public process before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and then contracting with a construction firm to remove the dams. The KRRC and its work are funded by $200 million in trust accounts from PacifiCorp’s ratepayers, as authorized by the California and Oregon public utility commissions, and by up to $250 million of California Proposition 1 bond funds approved by voters in 2014 and appropriated by the Legislature in 2016.

Overseen by a 15-member Board of Directors and its five-person Executive Committee, KRRC has initiated the processes that will lead to the decommissioning and removal of the dams. Major construction activities are anticipated to start as early as 2020. PacifiCorp will continue to operate the dams until they are decommissioned. For more information, please visit: www.klamathrenewal.org.

Financial Analyst/Project Manager Position

KRRC seeks a dedicated, committed, and savvy financial analyst/project manager to become an integral part of the KRRC team. The analyst provides high-level project management and financial and accounting support to the COO/CFO. The ideal candidate has a keen attention to detail, significant experience with data and reporting, and an ability to participate at both a strategic and tactical level. This position engages with other team members inside and out of the organization to achieve results and meet deadlines, tracks and manages project data, including financial models and reports, and designs, produces, and maintains reports related to advancing project goals and monitoring progress against goals. S/he will also complete office functions such as coordinating meetings to ensure project advancement. This position provides significant independent contributions, analysis, and recommendations on content and design for various sub-projects that have a broad impact on the goals of the organization. The ideal candidate is organized, analytical, and of the highest integrity. This position reports to the COO/CFO.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Financial Analyst/Project Manager will primarily support the COO/CFO as it relates to financial and project management and will support the CEO and other team members as needs arise. The Financial Analyst/Project Manager will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

Budget and Finance:

  • Develop, prepare, and present financial analyses that include accurate and reliable information at the direction of the COO/CFO and CEO.
  • Create various financial models for analyzing and monitoring project budget and identify opportunities to reduce costs and better allocate resources to achieve project outcomes.
  • Engage in quantitative and qualitative research and analyze data to assist in recommendations.
  • Advise on benefits and drawbacks of alternative tactical and strategic options; perform independent research on procurement opportunities and fundraising opportunities.
  • Work with outsourced accounting team to monitor cash balances and reconcile banking activity.
  • Complete data entry relating to payroll and payables, as needed.
  • Play a significant role in all audits, and in preparing annual and sub-period budgets.
  • Sign checks and release payment for all approved invoices.
  • Support the COO/CFO in ensuring sound fiscal management in compliance with KRRC policies and funder requirements.

General Project Management:

  • Develop tools for tracking deadlines and functioning timelines toward completion; keep up with best practices and tools in project management; and interact effectively with stakeholders to lead and motivate others to meet deadlines.
  • Work closely with Technical Representative to ensure dashboards are accurate, clear, and provided in a timely manner.
  • Act as the contact person for inquiries related to the COO/CFO; answer questions, provide guidance on policies, and redirect stakeholders as needed.
  • Manage the calendar and scheduling of appointments and meetings for the COO/CFO to support project goals, including making recommendations on necessary outreach in order to ensure that stakeholders have the information they need as it relates to KRRC finance and operations.
  • Create financial and accounting communication materials, including recommendations and development of content, and advise on the communication roll out strategies; edit papers, letters, presentations, and reports.
  • Track action items from meetings and ensure appropriate follow through; track and monitor correspondence and maintain files as needed.
  • Advise on and prepare meeting agendas and materials for various meetings to ensure all stakeholders are aware of progress against goals and have necessary materials to make important decisions; work with the Administrative Assistant to ensure materials are distributed in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the organization facilitates a positive and effective experience for Board members as it relates to interactions with the COO/CFO, including maintaining preferences of individual Board members regarding communications and interactions.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business, finance, or accounting, with three to five years of relevant experience or a Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Strong analytical and budgeting skills, and familiarity with GAAP accounting
  • Strong project, organizational, and time management skills that reflect an ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with an excellent attention to detail in an environment with numerous interruptions and deadlines
  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse stakeholder base
  • An energetic, creative, and resourceful work style, with demonstrated ability to solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion with sensitive information
  • Proficiency with computer technology and software systems including Microsoft Suite; strong Excel and modeling skills

Compensation and Location

KRRC offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and benefits package. The position will be based in Berkeley, CA. Periodic day and over-night travel in California and to Oregon may be required.

To Apply

CEA Recruiting is assisting KRRC with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. The position will remain open until filled.

KRRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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