Supervisor of General Accounting

Supervisor of General Accounting
Westlands Water District General Accounting Department
 Fresno, California
Job Description

Minimum Qualifications


A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Agricultural Business, Finance, Economics, Business Management, Marketing, or a closely related field with major course work in accounting and


Five (5) years of full-time, paid professional accounting experience, two (2) years of which must include lead or supervisory responsibilities; or equivalent. Certification by the California State Board of Accountancy and/or Certified Public Finance Officer is desirable.


Possession of a master’s degree that is acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or university system, or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

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.

Special Requirement:

Qualify for a fidelity bond.

Position Summary

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.

Application and Selection Process

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, a Westlands Water District Employment Application, a Comprehensive Professional Resume, and three work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) no later than Monday, September 14, 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.

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 minimum 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 include 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.