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Job Title:  Staff Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper


Job Type:  Full-time


Posting Date:  01/06/2021


Posting Expiry Date:  01/27/2021


Full Job Description:  We are a Municipal Utility Authority (water and sewer) serving about 4,500 water and sewer customer accounts, as well as providing bulk service to adjoining municipalities.  We seek to hire an Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper who will answer to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Executive Director.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and must be well-versed in accounting principles.  Proficiency with accounting and bookkeeping software is essential; and, some familiarity with municipal accounting and bookkeeping practices will be favorably considered.  The candidate is expected to have strong mathematical and number skills; must have strong attention to detail; and must be able to work both independently or as part of a group setting, as the circumstances may require.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Month-end close processing for A/P, G/L, Payroll
  • Post and process JE’s
  • Reconcile and track A/R and assist in cash posting
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts: accruals, fixed assets
  • A/P
  • Payroll support
  • Experience with Depreciation Schedules
  • Support Audit process
  • Assist with Budgets
  • Administrative duties as necessary
  • Payroll taxes, Quarterly reports and filing.


Core Competencies:

  • Computer skills, including spreadsheet and word processing programs.
  • Strong Communication skills.


Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related professional field.
  • 2-5 years’ experience with A/P, payroll, bookkeeping.



Salary:  “Commensurate with experience.”  The successful candidate will be an exempt, salaried employee with paid medical and hospitalization benefits; paid vacation; eligible to participate in the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System.