Status: Exempt, Full Time 

Location: Seattle, Washington/ Remote Fridays

Pay Range: The full pay range for this job is $262,774 to $328,468 per year. The actual offer will consider multiple job-related factors. 

About Us:

NorthStar Energy is a family of companies proudly serving the energy needs of communities in the western United States, Alaska, and Hawai’i.  Our fuel and lubricant distribution services are rooted in longevity and reliability. Alaska holds a special place in our journey as our initial frontier. Our prominent Alaskan brands include Delta Western, Inlet Energy, and, as of 2019, Alaska Petroleum Distributing joined our ranks. Across Maui and the Big Island of Hawai’i our four esteemed brands include: Hawai’i Petroleum, Minit Stop, Hawai’i Fuel Network, and ‘Ohana Fuels. Expanding our footprint, we welcomed The Jankovich Company in southern California into our fold in 2021. The latest addition to our family, CityServiceValcon, joined in 2022, extending our reach to encompass fuel and packaged lubricant delivery across Montana, Idaho, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.

Collectively, our operating companies generate an excess of $2 billion in annual revenue and provide employment for nearly 1,000 individuals. For further insights into our operations, visit 

About You: 

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Officer, you will be an integral part of our senior leadership team, collaborating closely with the CEO to drive strategic initiatives that enhance shareholder value. You will advise on organizational priorities and strategy, performance, and innovation goals.  Your track record advancing in senior financial positions, preferably leading the finance function in multiple states and markets, has prepared you for this. You have a growth mindset and enjoy the challenge of evaluating economic, technologic and policy impacts. Your enthusiasm to nurture and guide finance and accounting professionals underscores your commitment to an authentic culture of organizational development.

**Please submit a cover letter to be considered with your application or email to rose.rodriguez@nsenergy,com**

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • With the CEO and Leadership Team, develop and execute the corporate strategy to grow the Company and enhance profitability.
  • Direct the implementation of strategic financial and operational goals, projects, programs, and systems. 
  • Responsible for all accounting, treasury, budgeting, and financial planning functions.
  • Preside over cash flow, position, budgeting, forecasting, banking, and treasury-related processes.
  • Build and maintain performance measures and metrics that support the Company’s strategic direction and pinpoint potential areas of weakness.
  • Direct preparation and consolidation of corporate and operating company financial reports to produce timely and reliable information to stakeholders.
  • Lead all aspects of subsidiary operations’ financial management, including developing financial and budget policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate M&A and organic growth opportunities, overseeing due diligence and negotiations.
  • Manage capital requests and expenditures against the strategic, operational, and financial objectives of the company. 
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure accounting records are maintained in accordance with established accounting (GAAP), regulatory (e.g., tax), and company standards; work in close collaboration with the Saltchuk internal audit team and Chief Financial Officer of Saltchuk, as required. 
  • Oversee annual financial statement audit; respond to auditors and oversee required actions.
  • Direct and monitor financial risk positions, including interest rate and fuel hedging, to ensure effective planning and appropriate assumption of risk.
  • Prepare and make presentations to Saltchuk, including routine and ad hoc financial reviews, risk assessments, and capital allocation reports.
  • Represent NorthStar on the Saltchuk 401(k) retirement investment committee.

Leadership, Staff, and Administration:

  • Ensure that systems, policies, and measures are in place to maximize capital investment and human asset value within the NorthStar Energy family of companies.
  • Collaborate and consult with senior management on strategic issues such as policy, operational projects, capital expenditures, contracts, systems, and all commitments obligating the Company.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with internal and external auditors, bankers, and various acquisition advisors in pursuit of the Company’s overall business goals.
  • Establish succession plans and provide leadership, training, mentoring, and performance feedback to accounting and finance leaders.
  • Champion continuous improvement.
  • Direct special projects as assigned by the President & CEO.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required, with an MBA or similar graduate-level degree strongly preferred
  • 15+ years’ finance/accounting experience, including 7 – 10 years at a progressively        responsible senior leadership level 
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Management experience required
  • Experience managing multi-state and multiple subsidiary operations

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Broad financial planning, accounting, and company/department budgeting experience with examples of innovative thinking and application to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Proven track record in formulating strategy to execute and deliver results.
  • Outstanding business acumen and critical thinking, beyond finance and accounting.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Demonstrable experience as a change agent and with financial and accounting system implementations.
  • Able to consolidate, analyze and communicate financial reports to the Board of Directors, shareholders, and executive leadership.
  • Knowledge of the fuel transportation industry is preferred.
  • Experience with Sage.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and flex schedule, as required.


You will enjoy market-competitive benefits and pay for you and your family including: 

  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • 4 Weeks of Vacation per year
  • 9 Holidays per year
  • 2 Personal Days per year
  • Employer-subsidized Medical/Dental/Vision Plans (for employee + families)
  • Employer-paid Life/AD&D/Long-Term Disability insurance
  • 4% 401(k) Retirement Match + 3% Company Discretionary Contribution
  • Free ORCA Transportation Card
  • Generous charitable contribution matching program

**We are not currently engaging with external recruiters. **

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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