The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2593
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(11/17/2023 10:13 AM)
Application Filing Period
November 17, 2023 - December 8, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $36.90/Hr.
USD $48.54/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

Positions at this level are fully competent and use judgement in interpreting and adapting accounting guidelines such as policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon analysis of the subject, phase or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria. 


As an Accountant in this position you will have the responsibility for providing support to the Controller Section by performing a variety of accountant functions including but not limited to journal entry drafting, bank reconciliations, General Ledger account reconciliations and maintenance of financial records. This position will be hands-on and involved in generating daily transaction entries and routine reporting. This position requires excellent verbal and written communications skills, solid Excel skills, willingness to perform detailed work, flexibility, and the ability to thrive in a multi-tasking and fast-paced environment. You will be part of a team of professionals collaborating to ensure accuracy and effectiveness in accounting functions.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Accountant



Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting from an accredited college or university and two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience equaling six years.

Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience with journal entry drafting, bank reconciliations, general ledger account reconciliations, or maintenance of financial records.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


60% Technical Knowledge of Accounting Principles
10% Organization/Planning
10% Analytical
10% Teamwork
5% Oral Communication Skills
5% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)

100% Total


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements 

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).


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