Senior Accountant

  • Finance
  • La Mesa, CA
  • Up to $118,512/annually effective 7-1-22 USD / Year
  • Salary: Up to $118,512/annually effective 7-1-22

Website helixwater Helix Water District


4% Cost of Living Increase effective July 1


HELIX WATER DISTRICT, La Mesa, CA (located in East San Diego County) is seeking an experienced Senior Accountant (up to $118,512/annually effective 7/1-22)  to join our finance and accounting team. It is the innovation and dedication of our talented employees that keeps Helix a progressive industry leader. Our culture of customer focus, open communication, teamwork and valuing each employee’s unique contributions is the backbone of our organization. Have you worked as an Assistant Controller or Senior Accountant and looking to bring your expertise to a mission-based organization? Would you like to work alongside others who are passionate about their technical professions and care about the quality of their work? If so, we would love for you to consider joining our team! Helix offers flexible schedules, a full benefits package and a unique culture that fosters an atmosphere of team spirit and encourages personal and professional growth.

The Senior Accountant is an exempt, advanced journey-level professional classification who reports to the Finance Manager. This position performs professional accounting duties in the analysis, preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports for various district accounts and funds; and performs related duties as assigned.


Maintains, evaluates and updates the district’s investments; maintains cash flow spreadsheet; makes necessary cash transfer investments and reconciliations to appropriate accounts.

Plans and manages special projects and studies such as special audits, bond issues, annual cost studies, water rate study and annual budget; implements computer program enhancements; analyzes and implements improvements to existing internal controls, work practices, policies and procedures.

Coordinates year-end audit process for the entire district including preparing a Request for Proposal for independent audit services; evaluates proposals and recommends CPA firm to the board.

Analyzes formulas and recommends appropriate changes to contracts and agreements with other agencies for services such as sewer billing and treated water laboratory analyses.

Reviews monthly budget report; researches and analyzes variances between budget figures and expenditures.

Conducts board presentations regarding accounting and financial matters.

Provides training to managers regarding district accounting and budget principles and practices; provides technical training to department staff; prepares detailed documentation and analyses of departmental tasks, procedures and accounting software applications.

Responds to requests for information from employees, management, governmental agencies and the public.

Prepares, analyzes and develops a variety of budgetary, accounting and financial schedules and reports, including the annual and mid-year budget documents, schedules and summaries, statistical reports, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, board reports and treasurer’s reports. Performs annual analysis of the district’s capital asset and depreciation schedules.

Reconciles general ledger and subsidiary accounts and other accounting transactions and reports, preparing correcting journal entries as needed. Prepares and maintains control and subsidiary accounting records involving capital asset and other special accounts. Processes entries to initiate, maintain, reconcile and close project ledgers for construction and other projects.

Provides backup assistance as needed for other members of finance department.



Our ideal candidate will have training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in accounting, or a closely related field. At least six years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience. The individual will be collaborative, flexible, resourceful and a team player with advanced accounting skills.



To be considered for the Senior Accountant, 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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