Alderwood Water & Wastewater District

Lynnwood , WA
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Accountant/Senior Accountant

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
Lynnwood, WA Full-time
Posted on June 26, 2018

Why Alderwood Water & Wastewater District?



The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community. As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond. We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day. Spanning over 45-square miles in south Snohomish County, the District is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington.

The District recently adopted a new five year strategic plan that outlines the following strategies: serve you today, plan for tomorrow, protect our water supply, manage our information and our physical assets, and build a learning organization.

The District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, group term life insurance, short term and long term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS 401(a) retirement plan participation, a deferred compensation match program, a commute reduction incentive, and a wellness incentive.


The Opportunity: Accountant/Senior Accountant

AWWD is accepting applications to fill an accounting vacancy within the Finance Department. The position will be filled as an Accountant or Senior Accountant depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will perform a wide array of complex accounting activities requiring an excellent grasp of accounting operations and procedures. This individual will also perform various accounting functions as they relate to the daily operations of the Finance Department, research and prepare financial reports, provide back up to other accounting related positions, and prepare for future accounting standards and changes.

The successful applicant will have governmental accounting knowledge including familiarity with: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and applicable budgeting, accounting, and reporting requirements. The applicant will also possess technical savvy, and have the ability to setup internal controls, build reports and prepare financials, all while exercising a high standard of care and industry best practices. The incumbent will be able to field and answer questions, and explain the rules in a way that elicits both confidence and compliance. The candidate will be able to educate, encourage and support other employees of the District who may have a limited background or understanding of accounting.

The District embraces the principles of continuous improvement, and the candidate should expect to analyze processes and make changes that enhance productivity and accuracy. The ideal candidate will be a proactive and lifelong learner, and pursue professional development and continuing education opportunities.

Please see the complete job description for each classification Accountant or Senior Accountant for further details on the tasks and responsibilities and indicate the role that you are applying for in your cover letter.

The pay range for this position, dependent upon the classification (Accountant or Senior Accountant), experience, and qualifications is:

  • Accountant -- $29.46 - $39.49 per hour ($61, 284 - $82,128 annually)
  • Senior Accountant -- $31.52 - $42.24 per hour ($65,556 - $87,852 annually)

Application Process

This position will remain open until filled, please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Monday, July 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM to be considered during the first review of applicants. Please visit for a complete job description and to apply online. The timeline for this hiring process is:

  • First review of applications received by: 8 :00 AM on Monday, July 9. 2018.
  • Interview candidates notified by: 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
  • Interviews and testing scheduled for Friday, July 13, 2018 -- selected applicant will be contacted by Human Resources to schedule the specific time.