Under the general direction of the Finance Manager, oversees the District’s general accounting system, including general ledger, job costing, fixed assets, accounts payable, statistics, and financial reporting. Conducts special projects, coordinates external audit, maintains fiscal controls, and determines financial reporting requirements. Directly supervises accounting, finance, payroll, purchasing and warehouse functions. Advises management on current accounting and finance related principles, practices and methodologies.
Oversees District finance system. Performs complex accounting tasks and is responsible for revenues and disbursements, billings, cost accounting, payroll, lease management, accounts payable and receivable, and expenditure information.
Oversees the preparation of various special financial reports for both internal use and those required for submission to various governmental agencies on a variety of specialized topics including complex financial, analytical, budget, legislative or administrative issues.
Acts as back-up to payroll function.
Reviews interpretations of payroll, rules, policies, and laws in conjunction with Human Resources staff.
Backs up finance staff by performing their daily, weekly, quarterly, and/or year-end duties on an “as needed” basis.
Oversees the preparation and administration of the operating and capital budgets.
Reviews various accounting and financial documents such as payroll, quarterly financial statements, board expense report, etc.
Coordinates the integration of computer based systems for Finance and works with Customer Service Department related to the Utility Billing component of the integrated software.
Reviews the annual audit of District financial records and systems, and directs the preparation of management’s discussion and analysis.
Oversees the preparation of the update of the District’s fees.
Maintains and audits the accounting for District jobs, including capital projects, development work and internal jobs.
Capitalizes construction projects in conformance with government accounting standards.
Conducts special studies. Formulates and makes policy and procedure recommendations related to accounting, finance, purchasing, etc.
Documents departmental procedures, which requires analysis, observation and effective communication of this information, orally, graphically and in written form.
Develops and monitors internal control systems.
Oversees trains and reviews staff in all aspects of accounting applications and special projects.
Supervises and evaluates the performance of:
- Senior Accountant
- Finance Associate
- Purchasing Agent
- Accounting Technician
- Accounts Payable Clerk
- Inventory Control Clerk
Performs other related duties as assigned.
All applicants should either email or mail an application package to:
Human Resources Department
Vista Irrigation District
1391 Engineer Street
Vista, California 92081
(No faxes or resumes in lieu of District application).
Job offers are contingent upon a pre-employment medical examination and drug testing.
Position Open Until Filled
A combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform the job duties. A typical qualifying background is:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field;
Experience managing multiple projects with competing priorities; and
Sound communication skills;
Additional desired qualifications include:
Recent experience supervising and reviewing payroll staff;
Highly skilled in using the Excel spreadsheet program.
Experience preparing and presenting staff reports to a board of directors.
Must possess a license as a Certified Public Accountant.
Must have a valid California driver’s license and must be acceptable to the District’s automotive liability insurance carrier.
Must establish and maintain effective working relations with other personnel and promote good relations with the public.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
Medical Insurance (Employee and dependents).
Vision Care (Employee and dependents – employee contribution required).
Dental Insurance (Employee and dependents – employee contribution required).
Life Insurance (2 x Annual Salary).
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance.
Disability Insurance (30-day qualification period).
PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) Pension—employee contribution required.
13 paid holidays and 15 days of vacation.
Paid sick leave.
Deferred Compensation Match.
College tuition reimbursement.
Pre-tax spending accounts for medical and dependent care.
Alternative work schedule (every other Friday off - optional).