Finance Supervisor/Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Denver Water
Location of position: 
Denver, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$78,603.20 annually (min) up to $99,850.40 annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018
Job Description: 

Full Time, 40 hours per week, Regular position, Day Shift Location of position: Administration Building

Opening Date: Feb. 28, 2018 Closing Date: Mar. 16, 2018 *Please read below

Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. *Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting. Apply online by visiting www.denverwater.org/careers. Cover Letters and resumes may be attached to the application as one document.

Denver Water’s Finance Division is currently seeking a qualified Accounting Supervisor with a minimum of 7 years of related work experience and 3 years of supervisory experience. This position will supervise other Accounting professionals, technicians, and administrative staff, monitor compliance with internal control policies and legal requirements, and provide accounting guidance as it relates to any regulating agencies. The Accounting Supervisor will be in a position to provide leadership on special projects and support organization-wide initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Support the Accounting Manager, working collaboratively with other Accounting Supervisors, to successfully manage the Accounting Section. The accounting team is comprised of 20 staff with 4 Accounting Supervisors. The Accounting Supervisors provide leadership on financial reporting, general ledger production, enterprise risk management, budgeting, project management, payroll, and system reconciliations. • Accounts receivable with an average of 2,000 invoices issued per year; & accounts payable volume of 9,000 checks and 3,400 ACH transactions per year. • Maintain system of accounts. Report, analyze, and ensure integrity of all financial information. Preserve procedural and system documentation records, updating guidelines, standard work and policies as necessary. • Coordinate year-end and monthly close processes. • Support preparation of Annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and provide information for the external audit. Develop and analyze financial transactions, reviewing for accuracy and process efficiency. • Understand and educate others on the reconciliation of budget basis accounting to full GAAP accounting. • Take initiative to fully understand financial system, e.g., understand system impacts of accounts receivable, expense management and accounts payable modules on the general ledger. Review process efficiency and AAI’s that run on the system. Assess the utilization and development of reporting software used by Denver Water. • Support implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning system over the next several years. • Support the Finance Division in living the organization’s values and leadership team norms.

The following discipline(s) fall under this job description: • Accounting: Supervisor responsible for accounting and record keeping functions while establishing and maintaining accounting procedures and controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; recording and processing payroll for Denver Water; providing input on financial system, process improvements, accounting-related reporting, and external audit.

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting or Financer a related field. • Minimum 7 years of related work experience with 3 years of supervisory experience. • Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.

Licenses, Registration and Certifications: • May require possession of a standard driver’s license (ability to obtain within 1 month of hire). • May require HIPAA Training. Competencies: • Presentation skills • Verbal and written communication • Quantitative analysis • Management and supervision • Project management • Independent judgment • Strategic planning • Customer service • Negotiation and problem solving • Accounting reconciliation

About Denver Water: Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service. Denver Water holds AAA bond ratings from all 3 credit rating agencies. Accounting has accomplished unqualified external audits on its financial statements and, in 2016, successfully implemented a new chart of accounts to better meet the reporting needs of the organization.

Denver Water is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on Denver Water property at the main campus.

Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off. A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on the application.

All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.

Denver Water is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment or business decisions. It also prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace or in its dealings with the public. The organization encourages and welcomes diversity of backgrounds in its workforce. Denver Water complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).

Karen Hoppestad 1600 W. 12th Ave. Denver, CO. 80204-3412 Karen.Hoppestad@denverwater.org EOE/MF