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Accountant at Metropolitan Water District Southern California

Posted in Accounting 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants. 

ACCOUNTANTThe Metropolitan Water District's Chief Financial Officer Group, Controller Section currently has one (1) opening for an Accountant position in the Reporting and Operations Unit at Metropolitan's Headquarters located in Downtown Los Angeles. Positions at this level are fully competent and use judgment in interpreting and adapting accounting guidelines such as policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems.  Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives.  The work involves treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria. JOB DUTIES1. Reviews and analyzes reports, validates accuracy and timeliness of transactions, and resolves or recommends resolution of issues. 2. Analyzes, researches, and reconciles accounts and records of financial transactions, and resolves or recommends resolution of issues.  Reconciles sub-system to General Ledger. 3. Prepares cost transfers, journal entries, and check requests, and develops or updates spreadsheets and reports. 4. Gathers and analyzes documentation and financial data, and prepares reports for external filings. 5. Maintains property ownership and escrow records. 6. Evaluates requests for assistance, coordinates resolutions, and provides response. 7. May provide information to internal and external auditors and assists in preparing responses to audit findings. 8. May participate on a project team. 9. Performs other related Accountant job duties as required. Work Schedule: 9/80 Job Related Selection Criteria: 15% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position) 40% Technical Knowledge of Accounting Principles 10% Organization/Planning 10% Decision Making 10% Written and Oral Communication Skills 10% Analytical 5% Teamwork 100%

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience:  Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting from an accredited college or university and two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience equaling six years.  Relevant experience is defined as: professional work experience within accounting. Required Knowledge of:  Accounting concepts, principles, and practices, including rules and regulations issued by the appropriate governing bodies; enterprise accounting software; and current office technology and equipment. Required Skills and Abilities to:  Use enterprise accounting systems; 10 key by touch; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.  Required License: Valid California Class C Driver's License or equivalent from your state of residency is required at time of application. PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties. Physical Demands:  The work is sedentary.  Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc.  No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
Work Environment:  The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc.  The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Vision Requirements:  No special vision requirements.

BENEFITS* Competitive compensation* Excellent medical, dental, life, vision and retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k (with matching contribution), tuition reimbursement, and more* Training and advancement opportunities* On-site fitness center* Excellent working environment* Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis* Public transportation reimbursements and van pools For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/PDF_Careers/benefits.pdf This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com. Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s). MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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