Accounting Supervisor

Department/Agency of position: 
San Diego County Water Authority Finance Department
Location of position: 
San Diego, CA
$94,404.96 – $126,965.28
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018
Job Description: 

Join one of the San Diego region's most reputable and progressive public agencies!

The San Diego County Water Authority is an independent public agency that serves as San Diego County's regional water wholesaler. The mission of the San Diego County Water Authority is to provide a safe and secure water supply to its 24 member agencies serving the region's $222 billion economy and its 3.3 million residents.

The Finance Department in the San Diego County Water Authority has a broad range of responsibilities including accounting, financial reporting, payroll, deferred compensation, and accounts payable and receivable which includes reporting, billing, and collection of water charges, budget oversight, and internal controls. The department is also responsible for investing and borrowing funds, protecting credit ratings in the investment market, developing long-range financing plans in support of the Capital Improvement Program, advising on proposed policy decisions, and providing oversight of imported water activities.

The candidate selected for the Accounting Supervisor position reports to, and receives general direction from, the Controller and supervises the work of two Senior Accountants and one Accounts Receivable Technician. The areas of focus for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: -Managing audit contracts; -Conducting internal and compliance audits; -Managing accounts receivable including water billing; -Capital project accounting, capital assets; -Preparing monthly and annual financial statements; -Managing actuarial service contracts; -Performing difficult and detailed accounting analysis and reconciliations; and -Performing other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; governmental accounting standards; fund accounting with an emphasis in enterprise fund accounting including comprehensive annual financial report preparation; internal controls; audit principles and practices; laws and regulations relating to the financial administration of public agencies; financial computer applications; and terminology used in contract language.

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in accounting, finance, business administration, or closely related field; and at least three years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, preferably in a public utility or enterprise fund agency. A current license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California is highly desirable.