Westlands Water District
 Fresno, California
Job Description

Monthly Salary Range: $5,199 - $6,320
Department: General Accounting
Applications Accepted: November 5, 2020 – November 19, 2020
Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field with major course work in accounting, and three (3) years of professional accounting experience. Governmental Accounting experience is preferred.

Standard Requirement:

  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License along with a driving record that is acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.

Position Summary

The Accountant is responsible for maintaining the District’s financial accounting records and performing a variety of duties related to the financial and accounting work of the District. The Accountant will exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and policies to the District’s accounting and financial methods and records. This position may also direct and train other staff, and review work prepared by others. The current vacancy exists in the General Accounting Department at the Fresno Office and normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch.

The primary duties of the Accountant position in the General Accounting Department include, but are not limited to, maintaining, and assisting with the preparation, maintenance, verification, and reconciliation of accounting ledgers, journals, and supporting records. Preparing and reviewing a variety of financial and tax reports for the District and outside agencies, including preparation of Federal and State reports. Researching, preparing, reviewing, and analyzing all types of records of financial transactions requiring the application of accounting principles, including budgetary preparation and control. Planning, organizing, and completing projects involving a variety of financial analyses, reconciliations, and data accumulation. Analyzing and developing or modifying manual and/or automated accounting systems. This position will accumulate, review, and analyze project cost data, including preparation of written reports to the Board of Directors, and coordinating with project managers and staff to obtain accurate and concise data. The Accountant also performs a variety of payroll procedures including maintenance and review of all payroll records such as timesheets, deductions, withholdings, tax deposits, quarterly filing requirements, W-2’s, and all other files and records related to payroll.

Application and Selection Process

To be considered for this position, please submit a Westlands Water District Employment Application and your responses to the Supplemental Application no later than Thursday, November 19, 2020 in person, by mail, email, or fax to:

Westlands Water District
Attention: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 6056, 3130 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Public access to this office is temporarily closed. However, application materials can be dropped off in the drop box at the front door.)

Email and/or fax application materials directly to: or (559) 241-6286

For questions, please contact:
The Human Resources Department at (559) 241-6207 or Visit the District’s Website at

A typewritten Employment Application is preferred but not required. Resumes may be included with application materials; however, will not be accepted in lieu of completed application materials.

Following the filing date and as a result of COVID-19, applicants meeting the qualifications and filing requirements may be scheduled for a web based oral panel interview.

Verification of Employment The District conducts verification of a candidate’s employment history, education and training and other information contained in the Employment Application and any other materials submitted by a candidate in an application packet.

Conditional Offer of Employment An offer of employment will be conditioned upon legal ability to work in the United States; passing a medical examination, which will includes a drug screening; and verification of a candidate’s employment history, education and training, other information contained in the Employment Application, and any license requirements. As part of the selection process you are required to complete and submit the Candidate Conviction History Questionnaire which will be provided to you during the recruitment process.

If you need special accommodations for the web-based interview due to a qualifying disability, then contact the Human Resources Department at (559) 241-6207 immediately.

Westlands Water District is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer


~ Please visit the District’s website for further details ~

  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Vacation Leave Hours
  • Paid Medical Leave Hours
  • 11 Paid Holidays

The District does not participate in Social Security or State Disability Insurance.

Westlands Water District’s mission is to provide a timely, reliable, and affordable water supply to its landowners and water users. To this end, Westlands is committed to preserving its federal contract, which includes water and drainage services, and acquiring additional water necessary to meet the needs of its landowners.