The Chief Financial Office is responsible for the administration of the Finance Department to include controlling, accounting, treasury, financing, budgeting and enterprise risk management. This section interfaces with other departments, the Board of Directors and the public to ensure budget compliance, cost controls, risk assessment, cost effective financing and proper accounting. The Chief Financial Office also ensures that all sections within the Finance Department meet their goals and objectives established by and for the Finance Department and the Imperial Irrigation District according to the Strategic Plan.
Chief Financial Officer, Imperial Irrigation District
Ms. Valenzuela oversees the fiscal operations of the district, including financial forecasting, economic and statistical analysis, auditing, budget analysis and control, and financial methods and systems. She provides assistance and advice to district management and the board of directors in financial matters, and maintains financial controls to assure that the assets of the district are safeguarded. She is responsible for the development of the district’s annual budget and acts as a liaison for the IID with various financial institutions and external auditors. She also oversees activities associated with IID’s energy trading section.
Formerly a deputy energy manager with primary responsibility for financial operations and resource optimization, Ms. Valenzuela is a 20-year employee who began her career at the district in the Finance Department. A lifelong Imperial Valley resident, she holds a master’s degree in business administration and is a certified public accountant.
For more information regarding the Finance Department, please call 760- 339-9304.