West Des Moines Water Works
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Applications will begin to be reviewed on september 26. the position will remain open until filled. 

Type:  Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:  $65,377 - $99,477 and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

Phone:  (515) 222-3460
Fax:      (515) 222-3378

[email protected]

West Des Moines Water Works is now accepting applications for an accountant. Successful candidates will have accounting experience, be detail-minded, have a high level of accuracy, take initiative, and have the ability to work efficiently with little direct supervision. Knowledge of governmental financial reporting standards and GAAP is preferred. This position is responsible for daily deposits, payroll, accounts payable, purchase orders and assists the Finance Manager / Treasurer in other aspects of accounting. The accountant prepares reports for the Board of Trustees and other staff members monthly along with assisting with audit reports at year end.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes bi-weekly payrolls and direct deposit transactions
  • Processes accounts payable, including purchase orders
  • Prepares daily and bulk water deposits
  • Posts customer payments made in the Administration Office, via lock box, echeck, credit cards and FlexPay balance
  • Records E-check, credit card and miscellaneous receipts daily and balances to the bank deposits
  • Verifies weekly FlexPay account information
  • Processes non-sufficient payments
  • Processes write-offs and processing bad debts
  • Assists in collections and the lien process for unpaid customer bills
  • Verifies credit memos on customer water accounts
  • Assists in the preparation of miscellaneous sales invoices and hydrant meter rental calculations
  • Etc.

Click here to review complete Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience – 

  • Degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • An understanding of fund accounting
Other Information:


This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required. The Water Works may revise this position description at any time. The position description is not to be considered as a contract of employment.



  Benefits Click here to review a Summary of Benefits

How to Apply

Obtain and complete an Employment Application Form from West Des Moines Water Works in person or download and complete this Employment Application Form.  Please include a resume with your completed application. 


To complete the Employment Application Form electronically, you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.  If you choose to submit an electronic application, it is recommended to save and verify the completed document as a PDF and attach the saved file to an email.

    Return the completed application to the West Des Moines Water Works General Office at:
West Des Moines Water Works
Attn: Employment
1505 Railroad Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265
    or email to: [email protected]


West Des Moines Water Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer