Careers

Building greatness through people

Aquarion looks for people who are talented, driven and share our values and commitment. We respect our customers, each other and the environment. We respond to customer needs, and we take responsibility for our actions. And in all our pursuits, we constantly strive for excellence.

For more information on opportunities to join our team, please explore below.

coworkers talking

Vice President of Finance

Aug 5, 2020 Connecticut

The Vice President of Finance reports directly to the President and is responsible for Accounting (payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, accounts payable, fixed asset reporting and general ledger controls); Rates & Regulatory, Procurement, Taxes, Business Development (mergers and acquisitions) and Homeowner Safety Valve. The Vice President of Finance has a dotted line reporting relationship with Eversource counterparts to ensure consistency of financial reporting, alignment of regulatory initiatives, leverage of purchasing strengths as well as coordination of business development strengths and opportunities.

Principal Responsibilities & Activities
  • Responsible for directing all financial activities for Aquarion, ensuring that the appropriate financial policies, procedures, controls, and accounting practices are implemented throughout the Company.
  • Responsible for regulatory affairs including rate case strategy and process (applications and case coordination), WICA applications, management of dockets to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and monitoring of industry trends as they relate to utility ratemaking. Align with Eversource to ensure alignment.
  • Responsible for procurement policy, procedures, policies and systems, and supply chain. Align with Eversource resources to ensure alignment and maximize economies of scale.
  • Responsible for Risk Management process in coordination with Eversource leadership team.
  • Responsible for tax planning, compliance, and operational tax issues. Aligns directly with Eversource tax function.
  • Responsible for growth initiative in the regulated water space, which includes establishing strategy, goals, and business initiatives. Leverage Eversource leadership and resources to assist with growth opportunities.
  • Responsible for Homeowner’s Safety Valve non-regulated business including operational and growth initiatives.
  • Leads, motivates, and develops a diverse, high performing management team that focuses on accountability, customer service excellence, employee engagement, safety, and process improvement.
  • Maintains a deep knowledge of the water industry and regulatory developments impacting the Company.
  • Develops, sustains, and influences relationships with key partners and stakeholders and acts as a contact for important stakeholders (regulatory, governmental) in order to build trust, credibility, and confidence in Aquarion.
Know-how
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior management role in financial executive management experience.
  • Finance or Business degree mandatory, an advanced management degree, and CPA is preferred.
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results-oriented.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, the board of directors, and other key constituents.
Problem Solving

Most situations are complex and non-recurring, and the scope of the position would demand that the incumbent exercise high-level business problem-solving and independent, executive business judgment on an ongoing basis.

Accountability

The position reports directly to the President of Aquarion and directly supervises a staff of six professional employees. Aquarion has an overall operating budget of approximately $220M and a capital budget of $130M. Aquarion is one of the 10 largest investor-owned water utilities in the U.S. and the largest investor-owned water utility in New England. Services approximately 220,000 customers, and the equivalent of 700,000 people in over 60 communities in CT, MA & NH.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to AquarionHR@aquarionwater.com, include your phone number and the location(s) in which you are interested.

Employment Inquiries

Human Resources and Administration
Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut
600 Lindley Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

AquarionHR@aquarionwater.com

View by state


About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 52 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, as well as serving customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. based in Bridgeport, CT, it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices. Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.