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Senior Accountant

Placer County Water Agency
Auburn, CA Full-time
Posted on April 29, 2019

$73,005 - $93,177 annually, DOQ, plus excellent benefits

Applications must be received on/before 5:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019

To plan, organize, supervise and perform professional accounting work to ensure regulatory compliance with governmental accounting standards; to prepare complex accounting, statistical and narrative reports and documentation related to a variety of financial transactions.


Required Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting, auditing and budgeting principles and practices pertinent to utilities.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) principles and financial reporting practices.
  • Cost accounting, fund accounting, enterprise accounting and financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Finance and cost distribution systems.
  • Fiscal controls development and maintenance principles and practices.
  • Contract administration principles and procedures.
  • Basic data processing applications for accounting functions.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations, especially related to accounting and auditing.
  • Research and reporting techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance management.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Modern office equipment including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.

Ability to:

  • Independently apply accounting principles to the maintenance and reporting of financial accounting transactions.
  • Exercise high-level analytical skills in the analysis of financial data and accounting transactions, drawing sound conclusions and developing effective courses of action.
  • Examine and verify complex journals, ledgers, financial documents and reports.
  • Prepare and review financial statements, schedules and reports for accuracy and clarity.
  • Prepare clear and concise written correspondence, reports and documentation.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of files and records.
  • Understand and carry out a variety of complex instructions in a responsible and independent manner.
  • Interpret and apply principles, procedures, regulations and laws related to budget preparation, administration and reporting.
  • Read and understand technical information.
  • Query databases, compile data and develop technical and analytical reports using a variety of accounting-related software and systems.
  • Use initiative, independent judgment and tact within general policy, procedural, legal and regulatory guidelines and requirements in identifying and completing assignments and deliverables.
  • Organize and set priorities for self and staff for a variety of projects and work tasks and assignments in an effective and efficient manner to ensure deadlines and deliverables are met.
  • Provide technical and functional supervision to accounting technical and clerical staff.
  • Operate a computer using word processing, business software and other office equipment, including financial information systems.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Experience and Education:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Four years of progressively responsible professional public sector accounting experience including budgeting, preparation of financial reports and monitoring of funds similar to an Accountant with Placer County Water Agency.


  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or related field.


PCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.