Arizona Water Employment Opportunities

Current Opening(s):

  • Employment opportunities are currently available with Arizona Water Company for the position(s) listed below. The Company only accepts applications for current openings. Submit Employment Application as instructed below.

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  • Vice President and Treasurer

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned water utility serving customers throughout Arizona, is seeking a Vice President and Treasurer to oversee its accounting and information technology functions. This position serves as a member of the executive team and reports to the President and COO. As a key member of the executive team, the Vice President and Treasurer has a strategic role within the organization, leading the overall financial strategy and implementing financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of the company. Arizona Water Company has operated since 1955 and is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in Arizona. The company has nearly 100,000 customers in 14 communities, and 220 employees. The company has consistently grown over its 65 years, and now has more than $627M of gross plant, $83M annual revenue, $17M annual gross income, and $15M annual net income. As an investor-owned water utility, Arizona Water Company is regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Directs and oversees all aspects of the accounting and information technology departments. Leads, manages, and mentors department managers. Establishes annual and long-range departmental goals.
    Performs financial and organizational analysis, and recommends strategies and actions that support organizational objectives. Provides data and direction on the financial condition of the company and supports the executive team in decision-making. Responsible to prepare and present all financial reports on a timely basis. Ensures that effective internal controls are in place. Ensures compliance with GAAP and applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting. Administers and reviews all financial plans and budgets and uses them to forecast capital, operating, and revenue requirements, and develop accompanying action plans. Develops and maintains long-range financial plans to support the company's capital improvement plan. Oversees cash management and investment needs. Develops and maintains banking and bond holder relationships. Solicits, and negotiates long- and short-term capital financing. Oversees the accuracy and timely completion of federal, state, and local income and sales tax items and reports, including monthly income tax accruals, estimated quarterly payments, and year-end federal and state returns. Directs the preparation and filing of 5500 reports for 401(k) and benefit plans. In collaboration with the Vice President – Rates and Revenue, provides written testimony, financial schedules, and other analysis in the company’s general rate cases. Coordinates the audits of independent and government auditors, and reviews and responds to auditing issues. Reviews existing accounting practices and leads the design, control, and operation of computerized financial and billing systems, including recommendations for improvement or replacement of those systems. Prepares and presents written and oral reports in quarterly meetings with the Board of Directors, and annual meeting with the shareholders.
  • Minimum Requirements
    Ten years of progressively responsible management level accounting experience
    Five years experience at a public utility as senior manager or executive
    Expert knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices, and federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
    Excellent and demonstrated knowledge of financial concepts and principles (cash flow, balance sheet, cost of capital, depreciation, tax reporting, etc.)
    Superior knowledge and preparation of federal and state tax returns
    Strong ability to manage operating, capital, and revenue budgets
    Superior knowledge of regulatory accounting and rate-making principles
    Exceptional ability to be detail-oriented and accurate, and to meet deadlines
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex financial information
    Must possess hands-on work style and strong leadership skills
    Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly with executives, board members, and government officials
    Expert computer and MS Office proficiency, particularly Excel; experience with mainframe computer systems
    Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    Certified Public Accountant
    Valid Arizona driver's license
    Must pass a background check and drug test

  • Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

     

     

  • Water Utility Service Person

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned public utility, is seeking a Serviceman/Servicewoman for its White Tank system. Duties include general operation and maintenance of the water distribution system, and installation of facilities such as mains, services, hydrants, meters, and auxiliary fittings.  Perform regular preventive maintenance according to standard practices on pumps and equipment.  Complete work orders to connect or disconnect services, leak investigations, and miscellaneous work orders.  Experience or knowledge operating auxiliary equipment such as purification or treatment systems. Requirements include two years' experience in pipefitting or general maintenance. Ability to operate heavy equipment and welding experience. Basic knowledge of water production and distribution system operations.  Must be able to use handheld meter reading device and related equipment. Must have a Grade 1 ADEQ certification in Water Distribution, as well as a high school diploma or GED.  Water Treatment certification desirable.  Must live in the Southwest Valley (Avondale/Buckeye/Litchfield/Goodyear area.) Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package. 

    Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

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  • System Operator in Phoenix, AZ

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor owned water utility, is seeking a detail-oriented System Operator I to join its IT Billing Department. The ideal candidate will have prior skills in customer service, resolving billing issues, and analyzing billing data. Previous experience operating billing programs a plus. This position will be located in its Phoenix headquarters. Responsibilities include: Support day-to-day and monthly billing operations; Resolve user inquiries through research and analysis of the billing system; Work with Customer Service Reps for efficient implementation of systems and resolution of billing issues; Analyze system changes resulting from programming updates; Develop and document tools in support of billing operations. Requirements include high school diploma or GED, minimum three years’ experience in customer service, and good mathematical skills. Must be a team player. Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

  • Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.
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  • Water Utility Service Person

  • Arizona Water Company, an investor-owned public utility, is seeking a Serviceman/Servicewoman for its Miami system.
    Duties include general operation and maintenance of the water distribution system, and installation of facilities such as mains, services, hydrants, meters, and auxiliary fittings. Perform regular preventive maintenance according to standard practices on pumps and equipment. Complete work orders to connect or disconnect services, leak investigations, and miscellaneous work orders. Experience or knowledge operating auxiliary equipment such as purification or treatment systems.

    Requirements include two years' experience in pipefitting or general maintenance. Ability to operate heavy equipment and welding experience. Basic knowledge of water production and distribution system operations. Must be able to use handheld meter reading device and related equipment. Must have a Grade 1 ADEQ certification in Water Distribution, as well as a high school diploma or GED. Water Treatment certification desirable. Must live in the Miami/Globe area.

  • Arizona Water Company offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

  • Send detailed resume to:
    awc-hr@azwater.com.

     

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