Senior Accountant

Citrus Heights Water District
September 1, 2023
Citrus Heights, CA
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The Senior Accountant is an exempt, advanced journey level professional position responsible for a variety of complex accounting duties including reconciliation of financial transactions such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, general ledger accounting, payroll and monitoring financial transactions. This position will report to the Accounting Manager and may exercise technical and/or functional supervision over assigned professional and technical staff. Some of the essential job duties include preparing and monitoring individual budgets and assisting in the preparation of the overall Distirct budget; preparing journal entries, general ledger and financial statements, with emphasis on the District's accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and fixed asset functions; updating and maintaining accurate records of customer accounts and assisting with maintaining the District's customer information and financial information systems; and preparing bills and notices to CHWD customers and responding to customer inquiries about billing and payments.

The ideal Senior Accountant candidate will possess advanced, journey level experience with complex financial and accounting tasks for a government entity or be a private sector accounting professional desiring to learn in a rapidly evolving, special district environment. In addition, a demonstrated aptitude in budget preparation and monitoring, along with experience in managing payroll processes and procedures, and experience with utility billingwill position the next Senior Accountant for success.


The salary range for the Senior Accountant is $89,668 to $121,050 , with placement in the range made depending on qualifications. In addition, subject to Board direction/approval, District salaries are reviewed annually for a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). Retirement is provided through CalPERS, in addition to Social Security contributions. Classic CalPERS members are eligible for 2% @ 55 formula, while PEPRA members are 2% @ 62. Employee pays the employee portion. Optional enrollment in a pre-tax payroll-deducted 457 plan is available and the District offers a 3% employer match, based on annual limits as established by the IRS.

The District also offers a competitive and attractive executive benefits package that includes an innovative Pay for Performance system which is in conjunction with the annual employee performance evaluation. Based on an employee's performance rating, both merit adjustments and one-time rewards and recognition amounts may be awarded. A .pdf summary of the program can be viewed by clicking on the CHWD - Pay for Performance link at

In addition, the District provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance, observes a 4/40 work schedule, offers generous leave benefits and paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Interested candidates are encouraged to review the detailed recruitment brochure for additional benefit information.

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