Senior Accountant

Central Ark Water   Little Rock, AR   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on November 13, 2021

Senior Accountant ($72,405, Annually)

(Central Arkansas Water (CAW), an award-winning water utility serving Little Rock-North Little Rock and surrounding areas, is currently seeking a skilled, innovative professional to serve (cid:18)as a Water Regulation Specialist for the utility.

Job Summary

Provides direction regarding financial operations; provides direction and supervision to Accounting Clerk I and II staff; assists with utility wide budget process; performs cost accounting duties; maintain various accounting records; maintains records of property, plant, and equipment; maintains general ledger; coordinates work activities with banks; prepares monthly financial reports; performs reconciliation duties; performs other essential duties as deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of Fiscal Management principles and practices.
Knowledge of Advanced Accounting principles, practices, and methods.
Knowledge of budgeting practices including forecasting and variance analysis.
Knowledge of personal computer spreadsheet programs, i.e., Microsoft Excel.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
Knowledge of word processing software.
Knowledge of alpha and numeric filing.
Knowledge of cost and financial accounting methods and practices.
Knowledge of government accounting practices and procedures.
Knowledge of financial management software programs.
Ability to design, implement, and maintain spreadsheet software programs using formula functions.
Ability to compile and maintain information systems, financial & accounting reports, records and business
Ability to understand and perform statistical and advanced accounting computations.
Ability to compile and analyze information from ledgers, journals, and financial statements.
Ability to audit and identify discrepancies, errors, problem areas, etc. from computerized and other written reports, statements, etc.
Ability to balance and reconcile differences in reports, statements, etc.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to exhibit excellent attention to detail.
Ability to evaluate effectiveness of fiscal programs and activities.
Ability to organize work activities with and through others.
Ability to plan, organize, schedule and direct work of others.
Ability to use Excel, Word, Access, and Power Point applications.
Ability to explain policies and procedures and provide training to staff members.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to operate online computer terminal.
Ability to communicate at above average level orally and in writing.
Ability to work with independent auditors during annual audit of financial records.
Ability to operate 10 key calculator and 10 key on PC by touch.
Ability to create presentation slides including graphs utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint.
Skilled in the use of accounting spreadsheet applications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, plus three (3) years of progressively more responsible work experience in accounting and/or Finance.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting system or similar enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package
Prior governmental accounting experience
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Supervisory experience

Special Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be a high-performing, innovative, values-driven, informed, and passionate individual.

Work Conditions

Works in a heated and cooled typical office environment.

The above describes the general content and requirements for this job. It is not intended to be an all- inclusive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We welcome and support diversity in our workplace.