Chief Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Financial Management Department
Location of position: 
Whittier, CA
$12,035 – $14,966 Monthly DOQ's
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Job Description: 

The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency separate from Los Angeles County government. The Districts serve the wastewater and solid waste management needs of approximately 5.6 million people across a service area that covers approximately 850 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within the county. We are nationally recognized for innovative engineering practice in wastewater treatment, solid waste management and power generation.

Job Description: Under the direction of the Assistant Departmental Engineer or higher level class, the Chief Accountant plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Accounting Section and subordinate staff; and prepares and reports the status of Districts’ investments.

The Chief Accountant is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and reviewing the operations of the Accounting Section; preparing the Districts' Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; managing the Districts’ investment program; administering all refuse billing and collections activities; reviewing and processing employee reimbursements; monitoring and reviewing the Districts’ funds held by the Los Angeles County Treasurer and all bank accounts; preparing, reviewing and approving accounting and internal audit reports, statements and documents; reviewing budget data; participating on the Districts' deferred compensation committee; overseeing the Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) program; and complying with the Bond Continuing Disclosure Requirements and submitting all filings required by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting -OR- A degree in finance or closely related business administration field that included Intermediate Accounting coursework; plus four years of experience performing supervisory duties over professional accounting functions. Must possess a valid California Class C driver license.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite or other large accounting software packages; computer programs for managing investments such as Bloomberg or other equivalent software; managing deferred compensation programs. Registration as a Certified Public Accountant. Membership and involvement with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA).

Recruitment Process: To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please visit: You may attach your resume to your online application as well, but not in lieu of a completed application. Application filing deadline is Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug/alcohol screen.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.