Heather Kirkland

Chief Financial Officer

Began at Northland in 1999

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the Accounting Department and the Oneida County Rural Telephone Customer Service Department
  • Develops and manages budgets
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls
  • Provides status of financial condition of the company by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements


  • SUNY Plattsburgh
    • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Leadership Mohawk Valley

Certifications & Specialties:

  • Syracuse University
    • Blackbelt in Lean Six Sigma
    • Rochester Institute of Technology Greenbelt Certification (2008)

Affiliations & Clubs:

  • ITPA, Board of Directors

What do you like most about working at Northland?

There is a family atmosphere at Northland, where I feel my coworkers are my friends. This makes it easier to go above & beyond for customers and complete projects in the best way possible.

Life Outside of Northland:

I grew up in Camden, NY. I still live in Camden with my husband and our daughter. I enjoy reading, walking and spending time with friends and family.

Chief Financial Officer