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Accounting Tech I 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. 

Metropolitan's Accounts Payable Unit, has one (1) opening for an Accounting Tech I available at its Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. As an Accountant Tech I (Accounts Payable) you will be primarily responsible for handling incoming accounts payable mail and processing invoices for payment.


1. Opens, stamps, sorts, and batches incoming accounts payable invoices.

2. Monitors and distributes accounts payables hotline calls and messages.

3. Monitors and distributes accounts payables business incoming emails.

4. Files and retrieves accounts payables batch folders and W-9 forms.

5. Processes utility bills for payment.

Work Schedule: 9/80, Alternate Fridays

Start Time Range: 06:30 - 08:00 AM

Job Selection Criteria

10% Oral Communication

15% Job Preparation

20% Interpersonal Effectiveness

25% Organizational and Analytical Skills

30% Technical Knowledge and Skills

Education and Experience: High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate and two years of relevant experience; completion of two years of full time accredited college work in accounting or related business field may be substituted for one year of related experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience within accounting

General Required Knowledge of: Mathematics; and current office technology and equipment.

Accounts Payable Required Knowledge of: Basic accounts payable practices.

General Required Skills and Abilities to: Operate enterprise accounting systems; 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.

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.

* 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:

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

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories