Accountant Job Opening

Accountant

Parker Water & Sanitation District

Parker, Colorado
Category: Accountant

General Statement of Duties

This non-exempt position is responsible for general ledger management including manual journal entries, bank and investment reconciliations, project accounting and fixed asset management, assisting with period-end accruals, budget preparation, and financial reporting.

Supervision Received

Works under the direct supervision of the Controller and under general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare and provide analysis for monthly financial statements and monthly board memo.
  • Assist Controller with annual financial statement preparation.
  • Responsible for monthly GL closing activities.
  • Assist in preparation of year-end documentation requested by external auditors.
  • Provide organization wide training for financial report comprehension and provide ongoing support.
Budget Tasks:
  • Provide monthly budget-to-actual expense reports to internal departments providing a detail of transactions when needed.
  • Assist departments in analyzing and evaluating budget-to-actual results.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget.

Project Accounting and Fixed Asset Management:

  • Assist with tracking capital budgets and recoding any changes/amendments as necessary.
  • Oversee the input and management of capital projects into the accounting software; including cost categories, project cost and project close.
  • Assist with tracking capital construction contracts, including retainage tracking and reconciling payments.
    • Categorize current year capital costs by asset type for coding and determining appropriate useful life.
    • Reconcile fixed assets from sub ledger to general ledger quarterly.
    • Responsible for fixed asset additions, disposals and depreciation in the fixed asset management system.
    • Assign and place asset tags on District assets as needed.

Accounts Receivable:

  • Compile and process accounts receivable not related to customer billing; maintain record of aging receivables, perform monthly reconciliations, and follow-up on past due accounts.
  • Collect and track tap fee payments from developers.

Additional Accounting Duties:

  • Tracking and classifying district investments.
  • General ledger maintenance.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for cash and investment accounts.
  • Maintain the water resource toll inventory and communicate with banks, developers, and owners of the water resource credits.
  • Act as backup for the Accounts Payable & Payroll Technician.
  • Assist in developing, monitoring and maintaining internal controls.
  • Assist with the preparation of rate comparison survey.
  • Responsible for submitting appropriate expense documentation to requisition loan and bond proceeds.
  • Maintain repository for capital and operating contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Solid knowledge and competence in the use of computer software, including but not limited to, accounting software, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and PC operating systems. Ability to design and develop spreadsheets of intermediate difficulty.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the public and other private or public sector organizations.
  • Ability to work independently with broad direction and limited supervision.
  • Ability to research, analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, organize activities in order to complete tasks in accordance with priorities, address multiple demands and meet deadlines.
Experience / Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required plus at least four years of experience working directly in the accounting field.
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred.
  • Experience with governmental accounting practices and standards preferred.
Working Conditions / Physical Activities
  • Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day workweek with occasional overtime as needed.
  • Standard office environment with constant interruptions and deadlines; mostly sedentary work with attentiveness to 10-key and computer use for prolonged periods.
  • Vision is needed for computer input and retrieval of data. Speech and hearing are used to communicate with contractors and other employees in person, by radio and telephone.
  • Light physical effort required by handling objects up to 10 to 15 pounds occasionally and up to 5 pounds frequently.