Finance Manager

  • Finance
  • La Mesa, CA
  • $145,433 - $185,598/annually

Website helixwater Helix Water District

Setting standards of excellence in public service

HELIX WATER DISTRICT, La Mesa, CA (located in East San Diego County) has an exciting opportunity to lead and connect with our talented accounting team as our new Finance Manager. At Helix, we recognize the power of teamwork and value each employee’s unique contribution to the success of the district. As a member of our leadership team, the new Finance Manager will serve as a role model in supporting the vision and mission of the district while inspiring coworkers with communication that is timely, open and honest. If you share these values, this is your chance to work with others who are passionate about their profession and care about the quality of their work.

Helix has a strong, supportive culture at all levels of the organization, where our commitment is to provide a positive environment that encourages personal and professional growth. Our values serve as a guide in our daily work. In addition to being intentional about the culture we foster here at Helix; we are committed to providing our employees compensation that is equitable and competitive.


Excellent Benefits Package includes:

  • 100% employee premiums paid for all health benefits
  • CalPERS membership
  • 24 annual days of accrued leave and increases after 5 years of service to 29 annual days of accrued leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
  • Up to $3,500 matching on 457 plan
  • Up to $4,000 annually for qualifying courses after 1 year of service
  • Option for 9/80 flexible schedule


Salary and Scheduled Increases

  • Current Salary Range:  $145,434 – $185,598/annually
  • July 1, 2024:  6% increase (salary adjustment + cost-of-living increase)
  • July 1, 2025: 2 – 4% cost-of-living increase
  • Annual Merit Increases:  Full time employees are eligible for 5% merit increases on an annual basis until they reach the top of their pay range.


Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a proven leader and motivator who can work closely with staff to maintain and advance the district’s high-performance, customer-service oriented work environment. We are looking for a team player with strong leadership skills who can effectively mentor, coach, influence and motivate team members to accomplish goals and objectives using effective communication, sound judgement, and strong initiative.

Are you a veteran or transitioning military? As an agency with several military veterans on our team, we understand the value of your unique experience, leadership skills and service. If you are looking to continue your mission of public service, we encourage you to apply.

The Finance Manager is an exempt, management-level position reporting to the Director of Administrative Services. This position plans, manages, supervises, organizes, coordinates and directs the activities and programs of the finance and accounting sections.

For the complete job description, please visit our Careers page at



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or public administration. At least eight years of progressively responsible professional finance and/or accounting experience is required.

A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance or related program can substitute for one year of work experience.


Certified Public Accountant is desirable.

A valid Class C California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.



To be considered for the Finance Manager, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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