Supervisor of General Accounting

Department/Agency of position: 
Westlands Water District General Accounting Department
Location of position: 
Fresno, CA
$95,000 – $ 115,000 (Annually)
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018
Job Description: 

Westlands Water District is seeking to fill one Supervisor of General Accounting vacancy in the Fresno Office. The Supervisor of General Accounting reports to the Deputy General Manager of Finance and Administration and accordingly is employed as an at-will management employee. The Supervisor of General Accounting is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, managing, and supervising the work of assigned professional, technical, and administrative staff engaged in a wide range of accounting work within the General Accounting Department, including payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, budget preparation and performs the most complex, technical and specialized accounting work; reviews expenditures, budget variances and reconciliation of budget accounts; maintains control of subsidiary accounting records involving a variety of accounts and transactions, including monitoring and reconciling revenue and expenses; supervises the preparation of financial statements that conform with generally accepted accounting principles, financial statistical reports, requests for proposals and quotations, and other reports; and implements new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements for enterprise fund accounting. This position will participate in cost surveys, revenue analysis, development or modification of manual and/or automated accounting systems, and financial audits to assure compliance and dependability of financial records.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field with major course work in accounting and five (5) years of full-time, paid professional accounting experience, (2) years of which must have included lead or supervisory responsibilities or equivalent. Certification by the California State Board of Accountancy and/or Certified Public Finance Officer is desirable. Substitution: Possession of a master’s degree that is acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or university system may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. Standard Requirement: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License along with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required. Special Requirement: Qualify for a fidelity bond.

Submit cover letter and a list of three work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment), Westlands Water District Employment Application and comprehensive professional resume. Send materials by Friday, June 22, 2018 to Westlands Water District, Attention: Diana Martinez, P.O. Box 6056, 3130 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93703. Visit the District’s Website at for employment application. Emailed and faxed application materials OR post marks will not be accepted. You should be aware that the District does not participate in Social Security or State Disability Insurance. This may affect Social Security benefits you have already earned upon retirement. Westlands Water District is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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