The Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for an Accounting Supervisor who under general direction will plan, organize, direct, and supervise professional accountants performing routine to complex professional accounting duties including payroll, accounts payable, utility billings and payments, accounts receivable, grant management and compliance, capital assets, water supply reliability accounting, real estate, and financial reporting.
Supervise the District’s payroll team to ensure payroll deadlines are met and payroll is in compliance with existing, MOUs, State and Federal laws and regulations.
Analyze and review preliminary and final payroll register and other computerized payroll reports to ensure that appropriate payroll information has been accurately updated.
Work with Human Resources to review, interpret and manage implementation of payroll-related portions of negotiated collective bargaining agreements in a timely manner.
Consult with Human Resources concerning submittal of required forms to process pay increases, promotions, demotions, transfers, reassignments, terminations, etc., and coordinates the timely receipt of electronic time sheets.
Prepare and/or review complex accounting transactions such as debt-refunding, water supply reliability, and grant compliance and reporting.
Prepare and/or review general ledger activities; review and approve journal entries and bank reconciliations; understand and resolve issues on subledger(s) and provide recommendations.
Participate in the preparation of month-end, quarter-end, and annual financial reports including the District’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), and other entities financial statements; understand and apply current knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and GASB.
Coordinate with auditors on scheduled audits, and special projects.
Participate in the development of business requirements with Information Systems; identify and implement opportunities for improving business processes; supervise/ perform user testing of system changes as appropriate; evaluate and develop user requirements and enhancements and provide user training.
Monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; formulate, establish, and maintain processes and procedures to ensure appropriate internal controls.
Research and investigate accounting issues and recommend proper accounting treatment.
Works with staff to ensure a high-performance, customer service-oriented work environment that supports achieving the department’s and District’s mission, objectives and values regarding teamwork.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field with accounting emphasis is required. For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.
Five years of experience in a general accounting environment, including two years of supervisory experience is required.
Two years of payroll experience is required.
Experience with CalPERS or similar government agency preferred.
Experience in governmental accounting environment preferred.
Experience in a Tier 1 Financial System – Oracle preferred.
Certified Public Accountant preferred.
LICENSE / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Depending on assignment, a valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s license may be required.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of office/field employees and management. Represent District in a professional manner when dealing with outside customers and suppliers. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others. Prepare clear and concise written reports and correspondence. Speak effectively to large groups.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages, fractions and decimals. Ability to convert water equivalents.
Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Keyboarding abilities sufficient to perform the job. Oracle Enterprise Business Suite and OBIEE knowledge preferred.
Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
Ability to use good judgment in performing influence functions such as supervising, managing, leading, teaching and directing assigned staff. Ability to use good judgment in decision making with customers.
Regularly required to sit, walk, bend, stand and stoop. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. on a routine basis.
Ability to work in an environment that may expose employee to toxic or other materials in the field. Exposure to elements of the weather and animals.
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