Accounting Supervisor

  • by San Diego County Water Authority
  • Jan 3, 2019

Job Location: San Diego, CA
Application Deadline: 01/24/2019
How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit an employment application and supplemental questionnaire online at www.sdcwa.org/careers by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019.


The SDCWA is seeking an Accounting Supervisor to supervise and participate in performing professional accounting and accounting support duties in the analysis, preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports; supervise the accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed asset, payroll and general ledger functions; supervise the preparation of monthly water bills to member agencies and preparation of monthly financial statements; perform difficult and detailed accounting analyses and reconciliations; and perform related duties as assigned.

The candidate selected for this position will report to, and receive general direction from, the
Controller and will supervise the work of two Accounting Assistant II positions and one Accountant position. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; governmental accounting standards; fund accounting with an emphasis in enterprise fund accounting including comprehensive annual financial report preparation; internal controls; audit principles and practices; laws and regulations relating to the financial administration of public agencies; financial computer applications; and terminology used in contract language. The Accounting Supervisor will have a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of effective supervision including selection, training, and performance evaluation. Strong team-building skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. A typical example of qualifying education and experience would be graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field; and at least three years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, preferably in a public utility or enterprise fund agency. A current license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California is highly desirable.