Establishes and updates Accounting policies and procedures. Conducts research, provides findings, and proposes potential changes impacted by recently released GASB standards. Assists in the preparation of annual external financial statements. Assists in implementing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Provides expertise to cross-functional work groups to document data and process coordination between and among business units and software modules. Prepares special and periodic studies, ad hoc analyses and reporting when requested by internal customers, the Accounting Section Manager and/or Division Manager. Performs advanced professional accounting and analysis of a varied nature.
Provides expertise to cross-functional workgroups to document the data and process coordination between and among business units and software modules;
Applies relevant techniques and processes to ensure that data integrity, internal controls, and audit trails are maintained;
Assists in the development of annual audited financial statements;
Conducts research, provides findings, and proposes potential changes impacted by recently released GASB standards.
Establishes and updates Accounting policies and procedures;
Researches and remains current on new technical accounting standards as well as federal and state regulations. Composes position papers and memos when necessary;
Advises on the handling of unusual accounting transactions;
Assists with process improvement initiatives. Updates Commission-wide internal control memoranda annually for external auditors;
Recommends operating, control, and reporting improvements;
Instructs employees on technical accounting issues as well as the interpretation and application of rules, regulations and accounting procedures;
Routinely interacts with management and staff throughout the Commission, and with external customers and auditors.
Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
MUST HAVE SOLID EXPERIENCE IN CREATING, REVISING, AND IMPLEMENTING ACCOUNTING POLICIES & PROCEDURES;
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field;
5 years of progressively responsible experience in public or corporate accounting, auditing, or combination thereof, including: - 2 years of recent experience in the operation and maintenance of general ledger software (Oracle General Ledger or equivalent); and - 3 years of progressively responsible experience in financial analysis.
Administrative office position that may require extended work hours periodically to complete special projects, upgrade or enhance systems, or support the monthly and annual financial statement review and preparation process;
Completion of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Financial Disclosure statement within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter;
Highly proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office, including advanced skills in Excel and Access;
Experience with GASB and FASB pronouncements and their application, and preparation and analysis of financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
Internal Number: 18-0192
Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and more than 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline. Serving 1.8 million residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.
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