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Accountant, Senior - Water and Wastewater Services

Water and Wastewater Services
Accountant, Senior
Salary Range: $55,873.38 - $89,174.31 Annually
Closing: Open Until Filled
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

The Water and Wastewater Services Business Operations Division (BOD) is committed to supporting all Water and Wastewater divisions by providing exceptional customer service and timely and accurate billing services; supporting sound financial management; fiscal planning and rate development; and providing efficient and effective support services.
Business Operations Division provides accounting services for all divisions of Water and Wastewater Services to provide timely financial reporting, ensure compliance with federal and state laws, professional accounting standards and County policies and procedures. The Division provides customer services including meter reading and meter repair, monthly billing and collection of revenues.
The Division operates a warehouse for materials and supplies used in the operation and maintenance of utility infrastructure. Business Operations Division coordinates materials management, purchasing and contract administration functions for all operational and administrative activities in Water and Wastewater Services.
In addition, the Division performs grounds and building maintenance services for over 200 locations owned and operated by Water and Wastewater Services throughout the County. The division also coordinates the budgeting activities of all divisions of Water and Wastewater Services, supports the development of fiscal plans and rates, fees and charges for the services provided and publishes an award-winning employee newsletter.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Accounting or Finance, or closely related field.
  • Requires two (2) years professional level Accounting, Finance or closely related experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses:

  • Masters Degree in Accounting
  • CPA - Certified Public Accountant Certification
  • CFM - Certified Financial Manager Certification
  • CIA - Certified Internal Auditor Certification
  • At least two (2) years of experience in water/wastewater utility accounting.
  • At least one (1) year of experience using PeopleSoft financial and accounting modules.
*This job posting will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received.

General Description
This is administrative and professional accounting work in the Business Operations Division of Water and Wastewater Services.  The position is responsible for assisting in managing and coordinating the general accounting and fiscal activities of Water and Wastewater Services.  Work includes responsibility for assisting in planning and maintaining financial accounting systems.  Duties include assisting in the preparation and review of fiscal statements and reports and conducting special studies.  Supervision may be exercised over professional and technical accounting personnel.
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Processes/records financial transactions and provides information for sound decision making, including reviewing/approving various accounting, budget, and procurement documents such as journal vouchers, cash receipts, budget transfers, and purchase documents.
Reconciles and monitors revenues and expenses of various accounts, prepares financial reports and statements, including progress and expenditure reports, schedules, and single audit reporting for State and Federal programs.
Assigns, reviews, and approves the work of support and professional staff, including reviewing and approving payroll, purchasing documents and vendor invoices and resolving payment issues with vendors to ensure accurate and timely disbursements.
Prepares Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and State of Florida Annual Financial Report, including providing variance analysis, reports, and documentation and meeting with external auditors during the audit of the financial statements.
Maintains general ledgers for the Capital Projects Funds through the preparation and review of journal entries/divisional billing and supporting documentation for all entries prepared by other agencies that are over $100,000 to ensure the ledgers for the Capital Project Funds are balanced.
Creates and updates desk side manuals, procedures and guidelines for the various Cash Handling and Revenue Collecting processes.
Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs light work that involves sitting most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT http://www.broward.org/careers