Accounting Technician

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PLEASE NOTE:  Any applications received after Monday, July 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm will only be considered if the position is not filled.

Helix Water District, La Mesa, CA is seeking an experienced Accounting Technician ($31.72 – $40.49/hour, effective 7-1-22) to join their finance and accounting team. Come work for an organization whose vision is to set standards of excellence in public service; where leaders appreciate your contributions and talents, and our employees develop skills and abilities while working toward their career aspirations.  We would love for you to consider joining our team.

The Accounting Technician is a non-exempt, technical-level class. Under general supervision, performs a variety of accounting support and administrative work in the preparation, processing and maintenance of accounting, payroll and financial records; and performs related duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate:
•    Is a detailed, innovative thinker who demonstrates initiative.
•    Is highly organized with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
•    Has the ability to effectively communicate and interact professionally with a wide range of people.

Overview of Responsibilities:

Responsible for performing the duties required of the accounts payable function. Processes invoices for payment in accordance with district policies and procedures; ensures timely processing to receive payment discounts; verifies the accuracy of invoices; reconciles and resolves discrepancies in supporting documentation; answers questions from departments regarding payments; maintains files of supporting documents, pay requests and related materials; prints check registers.

Prepares daily and monthly bank and other reconciliations and schedules. Prepares routine journal entries and other records and documents.

Processes miscellaneous accounts receivable; sends bills, logs payments and balances schedules to the general ledger; explains charges to customers, makes collections calls and files small claims cases on uncollected accounts.

Provides backup assistance to biweekly payroll.

Assists in the preparation of quarterly payroll tax filings and annual W-2’s.

Processes annual 1099 forms.

Prepares quarterly sales and use tax filings for Lake Jennings and the Lake Jennings Campground.

Provides budget preparation support.

Annually works with the accounting team to update the policies and procedures manual as necessary and specifically related to the miscellaneous fee schedule.

Performs ad hoc schedule preparation and support and other related duties as assigned.


Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, completion of a minimum of six semester units of college or vocational school accounting courses and three years of progressively responsible accounts payable and/or payroll  experience and experience performing financial recordkeeping. An Associate’s Degree in accounting may substitute for one year of experience.


Helix Water District offers an excellent benefits package.  Please visit view.

Application Process:

To be considered for the Accounting Technician ($31.72 – $40.49/hour, effective 7-1-22), please visit our career page to complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an online application. For a complete list of job responsibilities, please visit our careers page.


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