Senior Accountant

Friant Water Authority
06 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Senior Accountant
Position SummaryFriant Water Authority (FWA) is seeking a Senior Accountant (SA). Under the direction of the Accounting Operations Administrator (AOA), the SA will perform complex accounting work including the analysis and reconciliation of a variety of financial transactions in the general ledger.
The SA will also develop, administer and review accounting documents for accuracy, clarity, and compliance with FWA policies and procedures, accounting standards and relevant laws and regulations. This position requires knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including the ability to exercise independent judgement on diverse tasks. SupervisionResponsible for: This position does not supervise direct reports. Responsible to: This position reports to the Accounting Operations Administrator.
Essential/Primary ResponsibilitiesEnsures appropriate internal controls. Provides guidance and assistance to all accounting positions.Oversees the cash management procedures and cash flow forecasts.Records deposits from all sources and manages accounts receivable.Manage the property and fixed asset system.Assist AOA in the preparation of monthly financial reports.Assist AOA in the preparation of the annual financial statements, audit schedules and reports for any required audits as well as any additional regulatory or agency filings.Together with the AOA, oversees the annual budget and planning process, including recommendation and implementation of process improvements.Provides financial and statistical data as needed.Performs assigned tasks using established procedures with sound judgement, evaluation and critical thinking.Performs additional tasks or responsibilities as assigned by the AOA.
Experience and EducationBachelor's degree in accounting or demonstrated performance proficiency.Experience utilizing finance/accounting systems, GP preferred.Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, communications and management skills.Requires a thorough knowledge of the fundamental theories, doctrines, systems, principles, practices and terminology of accountancy. Accounting for Governmental Agencies a plus.Must be PC literate with knowledge of computerized bookkeeping software, spreadsheet and word processing software; spreadsheet skills must be enough to enable incumbent to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, statements, and/or projections. Strong Excel skills.
Skills and AbilitiesAbility to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other personnel, consultants, and members.Ability to effectively receive and disseminate information (including oral and written reports).Ability to work independently and complete work with a great attention to detail.
Skills and Abilities (Cont'd)
Contribute to team environment and a positive culture.Strong communication, interpersonal and effective presentation abilities.High attention to detail and solid analytical skills, especially with Excel.Ability to incorporate safe practices into the performance of job duties. Ability to effectively demonstrate the application of all skills, knowledge, and aptitudes required to carry out the duties cited.
Working ConditionsThis position requires work indoors in office environment. It will occasionally require irregular hours and travel. It also requires moderate physical activity in periodic walking and lifting to 25 lbs. The position is in Lindsay, California.
Salary and BenefitsSalary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and ranges from $45k to $55k.
FWA has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs. VacationSick; Kin Care BereavementLong Term DisabilitySurvivors Insurance
Fully paid benefits to the employee;HealthDentalVisionPension RetirementJury Duty Compensation
ApplicationFor questions and inquiries, please look us up at or contact Vivian Garcia, . If interested in this position, please provide a resume and cover letter to by 3:00pm PST September 1, 2019.
FWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FWA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.