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West County Wastewater District
  • Position Number: 3648922
  • Location: Remote
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

This year, West County Wastewater (WCW) is celebrating our 100-year anniversary, and also celebrating our innovative leadership style where we have reimagined our work culture. WCW is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working environment where new ideas and approaches are encouraged, and every person is valued.

WCW is seeking a Financial Analyst for the Finance Division in the Administrative Services Department. The functions of the Administrative Services Department include; Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology divisions, and is part of the administrative support for the Infrastructure and Planning and the Water Quality and Resources Recovery departments.

The Finance Division is responsible for:

  • Accounting,

  • Budgeting,

  • Forecasting,

  • Debt Management,

  • Investments,

  • Procurement, and

  • Payroll

About WCW's Finance Division
The Finance Division has been on a mission to transform processes, increase efficiency and implement financial practices that put the WCW organization on firm financial footing. Over
the last two years, a few examples of the accomplishments include;

  • Transitioning to electronic approvals for financial transactions,

  • Rolling out online-based financial reporting software,

  • Implementing an online procurement solution,

  • Going live with new payroll software.

The ideal candidate is precise, well-organized, and enthusiastic about anything related to finance. The ideal candidate appreciates a challenge, is productive, is a problem solver, and has a continuous process improvement approach. They will perform complex financial and accounting tasks, such as the preparation of monthly financial reports, the reconciliation of accounts, performing financial analysis, and ensures that WCW's financial activities are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Detail Oriented. You will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of reports and correspondence.

  • Knowledgeable. You will need to be aware of the current laws and all financial software, including accounting and budgeting programs.

  • Organized and Results Driven. You will need to balance multiple assignments and priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • A problem Solver. You will be analyzing business processes and making recommendations for improvements.

  • Able to Personify Integrity. You will be an important part in maintaining WCW's culture of transparency and accountability, open to continuous improvement.

  • Tech Savvy. You will be expected to learn and leverage the various types of technologies.

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Preparing and presenting financial reports

  • Creating and carrying out budgeting policies and procedures in line with all laws, rules, regulations, and industry standards.

  • Planning, directing, and overseeing the entire budget process, including the creation of rates and charges, rate studies, and rate assessments.

  • Analyzes WCW's processes and providing guidance for improvements to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Assist with the debt issuing process and ensuring GASB compliance.

  • Overseeing lower-level employees in the financial division and offering direction and leadership to other WCW employees so they can carry out the budget process.

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • Your work will have a direct impact on the WCW's ability to provide important public services.

  • You will play an integral role in WCW's budget development.

  • You will be working with a highly skilled and knowledgeable team.

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • Interpretation and application of laws and regulations can be difficult at times

  • Accuracy is paramount in a governmental environment

  • You will need to be resourceful as information is not always readily available and not located in one place

Competencies Desired:

  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data

  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

  • Decision Making: Ability to make sound and independent judgment

  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue

  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing

  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals.

  • Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization

  • Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results

  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability


Incumbents in this classification may perform any combination of duties assigned to this classification. The following list of duties is intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed and the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s) and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement.

  • Develops and analyzes short-term and long-range financial forecasts and develops other economic analyses as needed. Maintains short and long-term cash flow analysis and additional established financial reporting and makes recommendations for improvement where possible;

  • Maintains and updates the WCW's financial forecasts and its component projections and makes suggestions for improvements as needed;

  • Reviews and makes recommendations for revisions to the WCW's various rates, charges, and fee structures based upon projected financial requirements and maintains a consolidated schedule of approved rates and charges. Assists in cost of service studies;

  • Participates with others in making timelines for rate adjustments to ensure that all meetings and public hearings are scheduled promptly. All applicable government statutes, including Proposition 218 provisions, are met;

  • Assists departments in the adjustment or development of fees. Responsible for preparing presentations to senior management and the Board of Directors regarding rate studies and recommendations;

  • Analyzes and makes recommendations on pending legislation and other proposals impacting the WCW's financial operations, such as annexations and tax appropriations; determines the WCW's appropriations limit and additional appropriations according to state law; monitors WCW property tax revenues;

  • Assists in the bi-annual budget development process and provides support to departments in various budget matters. Develops budget and financial analytical reports as needed. Recommend improvements to software configuration, reporting, and business processes that will increase efficiency and effectiveness and help build budget software reports as required;

  • Reconciles monthly budget reporting with the accounting system and runs end-of-month reports. Works with accounting staff to correct any discrepancies in monthly input of budget data. Analyzes monthly variances and works with various departments on areas of concern;

  • Analyzes business processes and makes recommendations for improvements for increased efficiency and effectiveness;

  • Develops and implements budgetary policies and procedures in accordance with any applicable laws, rules, regulations, and best practices;

  • Assists in debt issuances and preparation of all related reports and documents, including continuing disclosures, GASB compliance, compliance certificates, and arbitrage calculations, and honors all deadlines. Assures that the provisions, required meetings, deadlines, and guidelines of any debt financing entity will be met;

  • Performs various internal reviews and special studies of WCW administration and operations and makes recommendations for improvement. Assists in developing overhead rates, equipment rental rates, and other internal WCW rates as required;

  • Assists in the development of the annual CAFR and provides support to external auditors as needed;

  • Assists the WCW with the costing of labor negotiation proposals;

  • Develops and maintains a deep knowledge of all software applications used in Finance, including accounting, and budget software. Prepares data extracts and assists with software upgrades as needed;

  • Tracks OPEB trust performance and schedules deposits and withdrawals. Assists in ensuring OPEB and actuarial pension reports are developed on time and reviewed with management;

  • Assists in responding to governmental surveys, public records act requests, and other governmental or public data requests;

  • Performs benefit administration activities, including maintaining and reconciling benefit payments, computing amounts payable to insurance providers, and preparing the annual workers' compensation audit to coordinate with the Human Resources Division;

  • Maintains records and files, prepares statistical materials, memoranda, reports, and correspondence;

  • Performs other related work as required.


Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and can perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed) will be considered. A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

Experience: Four years of full-time, professional level, complex financial analysis experience, including short and long-range financial forecasting, rate studies and analysis, budget development, financial analysis, reconciliation, and reporting, preferably with a governmental agency or public utility. An advanced degree in the following fields of study from an accredited college or university: Finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, business administration, or a related field may be substituted for experience.

Education: Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, business administration, or a related field. Direct experience in the field of accounting or financial analysis, in addition to the minimum requirement outlined above, may be substituted for a degree on a year-for-year basis.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver's license OR possession of the ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule and the ability to travel between sites as necessary

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Incode

  • Experience working with a governmental agency or public utility

  • Experience working with

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Teams

Applying for this Position:
Applicants interested in the Financial Analyst position must apply at by November 30, 2022.

This recruitment requires a cover letter and resume with the application.

Selection Process:

  1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants must complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application; applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.

  2. Writing Assessment: Candidates that demonstrate that they possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a writing assessment. Candidates invited to take the online skills assessment will need access to a computer and internet as this test will be conducted remotely. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the writing assessment to participate in the next phase of the selection process, which will consist of any or all the following: oral interview, performance and/or written exercise.

  3. Structured Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Panel, which will evaluate candidates in job-related areas.

Tentative Test Dates:
Writing Assessment: December 7, 2022
Oral Board Interview: December 14 2022
Internal Interview: December 29, 2022
Hiring Interview: January 5, 2023

WCW is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email transmission in submitting applications. Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources at

Disaster Service Worker
All West County Wastewater employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the WCW requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of West County Wastewater to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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