Accountant III

  • Client is a water utility company in El Monte
  • Position is Temp-to-Hire
  • Shift is Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-5:00pm, Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm; every other Friday off
  • Salary is $35-$44.65/hour (DOE)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with maintaining all accounting records and subsidiary ledgers in compliance with the CPUC’s Uniform System of Accounts for Water Utilities.
  • Assist in month-end closing and the preparation of financial reports, including Annual Financial Report of Class A Water Companies, as required by the CPUC.
  • Assist with analyzing costs, preparing invoices, monitoring collections and maintaining memorandum accounts related to third‑party agreements.
  • Assist with gathering data and responding to CPUC data requests.
  • Assist with preparation of year-end schedules for independent certified public accountants’ audit.
  • Prepare and post journal entries to the general ledger.
  • Prepare general ledger account analyses and reconciliations.
  • Prepare analytical studies as requested.
  • Maintain accounting records and subsidiary ledgers of deposits and costs related to Construction Work in Progress, Advances for Construction and Contributions in Aid of Construction.
  • Maintain accounting records for temporary construction water jobs.
  • Train and assist other Accountants to assure completion of all tasks and appropriate distribution of workload.
  • Review and/or direct the work of other Accountants, in the absence of or as directed by the Controller.
  • Other tasks and duties as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ideal candidates should possess the following skills/qualifications demonstrated through previous work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Additional course work or experience in regulatory accounting and rate-making principles desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in preparing and maintaining complex accounting records.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) desirable.
  • Valid California driver license and acceptable driving record.

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