Located in Clay County, just outside Jacksonville, Florida the Clay County Utility Authority (CCUA) is a publicly owned utility, providing water, wastewater and reclaimed water utility service to an estimated population of 139,000.
CCUA is a very stable organization with excellent growth potential. The Florida Department of Transportation is in the process of constructing a major highway, known as the Outer Beltway which will stimulate economic development and opportunity. We expect our customer base could easily double shortly after the Beltway goes into service.
The CCUA has an opportunity for an outstanding financial professional to join the Executive Leadership Team. Since turnover at CCUA is very low, this is a once in a life time opportunity.
CCUA has a reputation of being an innovative and forward-thinking organization. If you are interested in becoming a key part of a collaborative executive team, taking a hands-on approach in managing a forward-thinking organization that makes a real difference in our customers’ lives, protects our environment and conserves our natural resources, we would like to talk to you.
We offer very a competitive compensation package and an outstanding benefit program. If you are interested in learning more about CCUA you may start with www.clayutility.org or you may contact our Human Resource Manager at 904-213-2437.
Specific job duties:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, CPA License required.
Experience: 10 years accounting experience, water and wastewater utility experience is preferred.
Primary responsibility includes budget analysis, internal financial reporting, accounting and financial records, and internal controls. Also responsible for accounting for capital assets and implementing loss prevention procedures to protect specific fixed assets. Cash flow management and investment recommendations. Supervisory responsibilities include management of supporting financial staff.
Manage, supervise and evaluate assigned staff.
Prepare investment strategies consistent government grade investment options.
Supervise assigned staff to ensure that staff members are properly trained and equipped in order to perform their responsibilities economically and safely.
Maintain and ensure the accuracy of the Authority’s financial records.
Oversee and maintain to ensure the control and balance of petty cash and all cash flow through the Authority including all money kept in the office.
Prepare and monitor Authority's budget.
Work daily in asset inventory to be sure fixed assets are properly labeled as required by law, additions and dispositions are properly handled in all areas of Asset Management not otherwise covered by Operations personnel.
Maintain and update an accurate list of all assets of the Authority.
Maintain an accurate report of customer accounts referencing ERC's for water connections and sewer connections.
Oversee payroll and verify accuracy.
Oversee and ensure accuracy of all Accounts Payable transactions.
Review all tax advantaged bonds no less than annually to determine if any private enterprise could jeopardize the tax-exempt status, and if so, report same to the Executive Director.
Work with Bond Attorney’s to identify applicable IRS code provisions, Treasury rules, and regulations in addition to filing necessary forms (IRS form 8038-T) related to tax-exempt bond compliance.
Maintain records and written procedures to ensure compliance with the Authority’s Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Policy, ensuring debt payments are made on a timely basis.
Educate management on the Authority’s policy for complying with applicable rules and regulations to safeguard against violations that may result in penalty or loss of tax exempt status of bonds.
Maintain records of Bond payments and Escrow accounts.
Perform wire transfers when necessary.
File all tax forms required by various regulatory agencies.
Maintain an accurate accounting of all outside contracts with the Authority, as applicable to the Finance Department
Responsible for the internal controls related to the financial aspects of the utility.
Respond to billing problems as needed.
Responsible for preparation of all monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports as required by the Board of Supervisors, the Executive Director or outside agencies.
Responsible for preparation of various financial analyses as requested by the Executive Director.
Prepare documents for periodic requests for proposals in soliciting an auditor for the annual audit and any other audit requirements.
Write specifications for all new equipment needs of his department and assist in the bid process for securing bids on such equipment.
Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
Ensure account receivables are collected promptly.
Retirement Plan Committee assisting with guidance, oversight of the investment options, policies and ensuring compliance and documented proof when applicable.
Monitor and manage CCUA web site and ensure pertinent dates, applicable to the Accounting Department's activities, are posted and maintained.