Accounting Specialist

Sunrise Water Authority
Happy Valley, OR
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Sunrise Water Authority (SWA) is a public water utility with an excellent reputation for providing safe, reliable water service to approximately 50,000 people in Happy Valley and areas of unincorporated Clackamas County.  We seek confident, hardworking people who embody SWA’s core values including teamwork and excellence.  SWA offers an exciting opportunity in a professional and supportive atmosphere with excellent compensation and benefits, and the opportunity to grow your career while working in a sustainable organization that provides the community with its most precious resource – water.

Essential Duties:  The incumbent will process full cycle accounts payable; prepare purchase orders; prepare accounts receivable invoices, journal entries, and related reports; utilize accounting software and spreadsheets to maintain financial records and process documents; provide timely response to accounting and customer service inquiries; perform basic recordkeeping; and provide backup support to Accountant II.

Minimum Requirements:  2+ years of related work experience or an associate’s degree (or equivalent post-secondary education), in accounting, bookkeeping, business administration, or related field.

The preferred candidate will have the ability to multitask in a timely and efficient manner, with strong attention to detail; organization; a positive attitude; good communication skills and dedicated work ethic; a strong competency in MS Excel, and skilled in Microsoft and Google suites.

Special Requirements: The qualified candidate will have the ability to pass pre-employment background check.

Compensation and Benefits: Hourly Wage: $22-$24/hour DOQ.

SWA offers full benefits, including medical, vision and dental coverage, along with participation in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).  For more information about benefits, please email

To Apply:

Visit to download a job application.  Send an email with the following attachments to

  1. A completed SWA application;
  2. Your resume;
  3. Your cover letter or statement of interest.