Senior Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
San Diego County Water Authority Finance Department
Location of position: 
San Diego, CA
$91,553.28 – $123,129.76
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Job Description: 


The San Diego County Water Authority is an independent public agency that serves as San Diego County's regional water wholesaler. The mission of the Water Authority is to provide a safe and reliable water supply to its 24 member agencies serving the region's $231 billion economy and 3.3 million residents.

The Water Authority is executing a long-term strategy to diversify the region's supplies, make major investments in the region's water delivery and storage system, and improve water use efficiency. Through dynamic leadership, thoughtful planning, and prudent fiscal policies, the Water Authority is cost effectively managing the region's water portfolio, while continuing to diversify supplies to enhance current and future reliability.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate has a strong technical background and experience in supporting capital assets account management, including a thorough understanding of municipal accounting, and internal controls. In addition, this person engages in continuous learning and stays abreast of GASB pronouncements.

THE POSITION The Senior Accountant supports capital asset and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) activities for the Water Authority. In addition, this position performs moderately complex professional accounting duties in the analysis, preparation, and maintenance of financial records and reports. This is the advanced journey-level position in the accountant series, and assists the Accounting Supervisor with oversight of the accounting for capital assets, including collaboration with other departments and external auditors.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field supplemented by two 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) is highly desirable.

HOW TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please submit an employment application and supplemental questionnaire by Sunday, August 18, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application and supplemental questionnaire. Apply online at