Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Nevada Irrigation District Finance Department
Location of position: 
Grass Valley, CA
Wage/Salary: 
$27.92/hr. – $33.93/hr.
Date Posted: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
Job Description: 

Under direction performs a variety of professional accounting duties related to preparing of financial statements, reviewing fiscal records, and monitoring financial transactions in accordance with prescribed accounting systems and generally accepted accounting practices.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direction from the Controller. May exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned technical and administrative support personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS

  1. Participate in the posting, balancing and reconciliation of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts.
  2. Assist in the preparation of annual financial reports; gather, research, compile and analyze data for the District’s Annual Financial Report; review, reconcile, and prepare annual audit spreadsheets, reports and journal entries.
  3. Examine accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; corrects financial records as necessary; analyze, verify, and prepare various financial reports and statements; assist in monitoring various accounts and verifying availability of funds and accurate coding and classification of expenditures; research and analyze transactions to resolve problems.
  4. Recommend or implement changes in accounting and auditing systems and procedures; participate in operating and testing a variety of automated office and computerized financial information systems.
  5. Participate in the District’s annual external audit and year-end closing activities; prepare audit schedules; participate in regulatory agency audits.
  6. Create new funds, divisions, departments and accounts as required for financial and payroll purposes.
  7. Participate in the reconciling and analysis of Capital Improvement Program and Capital Asset Program activities; creates new contract/project numbers; analyze projects for funding needs.
  8. Gathers, researches, compiles, tabulates and analyzes data for special projects, as assigned.
  9. May plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff, develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments, provide and coordinate staff training, and work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  10. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  11. Perform related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Principles and practices of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices. Principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations, especially as related to accounting and auditing. Modern office equipment and methods including use of computer applications in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphic presentation. Principles and practices of technical and functional supervision and training.

Ability to: Independently apply accounting principles to the maintenance and reporting of financial and accounting transactions and audit of financial records. Use automated office and computerized financial information systems. Monitor accounting activities relative to compliance with local, State, and Federal requirements and professional standards. Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff and effectively train staff. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Responsibility to: Obey safe work practices, procedures, and regulations including wearing protective equipment and safety devices. Operate equipment in a careful and safe manner. Acknowledge the use of safeguards by other employees. Report any removal, displacement, damage, destruction, or tampering of safety devices, safeguards, notices or warnings. Report any safety risks or hazards to your supervisor or other management personnel. Report to your supervisor or other management personnel any work assignment that you feel would require you to perform the work in an unsafe manner.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES Experience: Three to five years of responsible professional accounting experience, preferably with a governmental agency.

Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or a related field.

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid CA driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Work is normally performed in a temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise.

Physical Conditions: Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary to sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.

Mental Conditions: Essential functions may require maintaining mental condition necessary to review documents related to department operations; observe, identify, and problem solve office systems and procedures; understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures; explain and problem solve office issues for the public and with staff; handle conflict.

FILING PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Application must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017. A completed Nevada Irrigation District application and resume are required for this position. No faxes will be accepted.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE: District applications may be obtained from the District offices at 1036 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or by accessing our website at www.nidwater.com. Application materials received in the Human Resources Department will be evaluated for completeness, legibility, ability to follow directions, and related education, training and experience.