Posting Date:  02/05/2019
Job Title:  Controller
Salary:  $94,057 – $141,065
Entity:  Tualatin Valley Water District
Closing Date:  02/20/2019


Tualatin Valley Water District is looking to fill a Controller position. This position will manage the District’s financial reporting and accounting functions. Responsible for overseeing the District’s compliance with statutory, regulatory, and financial accounting requirements and generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller supervises accounting staff, manages the reports of the District’s financial position and performance, and prepares financial cost analyses and accounting related to the District’s operations.

We have a great benefits package to offer the right candidate. If interested, please go to our website and follow the directions on how to apply. First review of the application materials is February 20th. This position is open until filled. Our webpage is

Primary Duties

Essential Job Functions:
• Manage accumulation of all financial data necessary for the accurate and timely reporting of the business results of the District.
• Safeguard the accuracy and integrity of the District’s accounting information.
• Assess ongoing accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvements and implementing new processes as needed.
• Analyze the District’s business processes and collaboratively implement improved business processes throughout the District. Using the District’s accounting systems, balance efficiency and operational improvements with the requirements of governmental accounting for effective oversight of public financial resources.
• Oversee the preparation of the District’s financial statements. This includes the planning and scheduling of the audit and financial report production; assigning audit-related tasks to staff; preparing audit work papers and, ultimately, financial statements. Responsible for coordinating with the District’s auditors and reviewing their work papers and reports.
• Monitor internal controls and propose modifications, additions, or removal of existing internal controls.
• Manage the financial reporting functions within the District. Oversee, coordinate, assign, and review the work performed by staff; provide coaching and prepare development plans; coordinate training. Evaluate staff performance and recommend action for improvement as necessary.
• Assist the Chief Financial Officer with the creation of budget documents.
• Serves as a technical resource for financial reporting of the District and develops financial tracking tools and reports.
• Assist with execution of system development charge contract terms.
• Conducts payroll analyses and assists with development of benefit plans and incentive programs and alternative pay plans.
• Assists in executing the District’s investment management program.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:
• Knowledge of governmental accounting and reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of investment management.
• Knowledge of purchasing laws required for public employers.
• Knowledge of Oregon budget law requirements.
• Knowledge of computer operations and Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel.
• Knowledge of safety practices and procedures applicable to the job.
• Knowledge of personnel, administrative, safety and departmental policies.
• Skill in mathematical and financial analysis.
• Skill in customer relations and communications, including the ability to effectively and tactfully work with difficult customers and complex customer issues.
• Skill in effective supervisory principles and leadership.
• Ability to effectively manage relationships with co-workers, managers, and all levels of District personnel.
• Ability to write reports and make presentations that include technical information.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, customers and other agencies.
• Ability to communicate financial information to audiences of varied financial backgrounds.
• Ability to establish and maintain respectful and harmonious relationships with others both inside and outside the organization.
• Ability to perform effectively in an independent and team environment, as well as display self-motivation skills.
• Ability to effectively supervise, train, plan, evaluate the work of others and hold employees accountable for results.
• Ability to recognize and keep sensitive information confidential.
• Ability to manage records and information in any format, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and District policy, guidance and records retention schedule.
• Ability to display TVWD’s vision of delivering the best water, service and value by demonstrating reliability, integrity, stewardship, excellence and safety.


Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on accounting and course work in governmental accounting; and
• Minimum of seven years in a position requiring concentrated financial and accounting analyses; and
• Some supervisory experience; or
• Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.

Special Qualifications:
• Certified Public Accountant.
• Possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Oregon; have and maintain a safe driving record.

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