Open Positions

Would you like to join the Central States Water Resources Team? If so, please see the open positions below and apply!

Senior Accountant - General Ledger

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant will play a key role in maintaining the accounting records and transactions for multiple operating units; will be a key contributor to the financial closing processes; and will be involved in the preparation of the company’s income statement and balance sheet, account analysis/reconciliations of general ledger accounts, and monthly journal entries.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare monthly journal entries for financial statement close process.
  • Prepare financial statements for a group of subsidiary companies.
  • Prepare account reconciliations.
  • Prepare GL bank reconciliations.
  • Process customer and vendor payments via ACH through the bank online portal.
  • Assist with audits.
  • Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in general ledger accounts.
  • Accurately record and track company transactions.
  • Special projects as needed, involving coordination and communication between various internal and external systems.
  • Follow CSWR policies and guidelines at all times.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Attention to Detail - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task from the beginning to the end of the project/task.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Financial Aptitude - Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, prepare and manage budgets, and make sound long-term investment decisions.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Problem Solving of Issues - Ability to assess a situation, develop an action plan and implement a solution. Adapt and Overcome.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Computer Skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Office Apps, especially Excel. Background in SAP

Other Requirements:

Ability to work well independently and be a team player. Ability to manage time-sensitive projects. Demonstrated knowledge of financial applications and processes.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We're an essential business and we are taking precautions to protect our employees and customers.

Experience:

  • General Ledger: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

To Apply:

Please send your resume to careers@cswrgroup.com with “Senior Accountant - General Ledger ” in the subject line.

Corporate Paralegal/Legal Assistant

The Corporate Paralegal/Legal Assistant will assist and support the General Counsel and other corporate personnel in resolving varied and complex legal and business issues affecting a growing, multi-state family of regulated utility companies while ensuring compliance with internal policies and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing regulatory commission filings, including legal pleadings, discovery responses, and written testimony and exhibits.
  • With the assistance of the General Counsel, draft, edit, and revise legal documents and business contracts.
  • Facilitate and assist completion of business contracts (i.e. collecting necessary information, filling in form contracts, drafting and reviewing statements of work, proofreading, and editing) to ensure compliance with company policies.
  • Perform research, retrieve documents, and prepare written reports.
  • Create, administer, and maintain document databases.
  • Respond to questions regarding legal matters and requests for information and documents.
  • Assist in communicating to fellow employees external and internal legal and policy requirements.
  • Work extensively and independently with outside counsel and state regulatory commission personnel.
  • Draft letters, emails, and other correspondence.
  • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

 

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Ability to quickly understand complex legal, technical, and business needs and act to persuade others in a manner that promotes and protects the company’s interests.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, balance competing priorities and projects simultaneously, deliver results, and operate within prescribed limits.
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and creativity in solving legal and business issues.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills coupled with business acumen, good judgment, and a results-oriented approach.
  • A team player with proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Outstanding drafting, writing, and editing skills.
  • Experience with and mastery of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams; experience and mastery of Adobe Acrobat; or the ability to quickly acquire required skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Associate of Arts Degree in Paralegal Studies, or comparable training and experience.
  • Six or more years’ experience; experience with a public utility a plus.
  • General knowledge of legal structure affecting regulated companies.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of legal and document research.
  • Ability to work with outside counsel, paralegals, and experts.
  • Demonstrated document drafting and editing experience.
  • Critical thinking skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Comfortable operating in fast-moving and fast-changing work environment.
  • Current notary certificate or ability to obtain one within a short period after hire.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience of the successful candidate.

To Apply:

Please send your resume to careers@cswrgroup.com with “Corporate Paralegal/Legal Assistant” in the subject line.

Regulatory Analyst/Project Coordinator

Position Summary 

Water infrastructure is a critical component of the health of all communities in the United States. Unfortunately, much of the water infrastructure supporting our communities is failing due to lack of investment. Central States Water Resources, Inc. (CSWR) is at the forefront of the water utility industry by bringing solutions to some of the most troubled water infrastructure systems in the United States. CSWR is actively acquiring, renovating, and stabilizing water and wastewater operations in many communities, bringing the infrastructure investment needed to ensure safe, reliable water service to allow communities to thrive. CSWR’s mission is to make safe water resources available to every community in America.

The Regulatory Analyst/Project Coordinator will play a key role in collecting, interpreting, and communicating information that is used throughout multiple different business processes by various internal and external stakeholders. This position will also be responsible for coordinating with utility owners, legal counsels, and various other 3rd parties to ensure business processes are running effectively and efficiently. Additionally, this position requires the ability to organize and juggle multiple different functions for multiple operating units simultaneously.

Essential Functions:

  • Collecting, interpreting, and effectively communicating data on water and wastewater utility companies
  • Responding to regulatory information requests to ensure consistency, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Tracking and projecting key milestones across multiple operating units
  • Working with key stakeholders (internal and external) to provide necessary information
  • Analyzing business processes to identify deficiencies and areas for improvement
  • Communicating and requesting information from utility owners across multiple states
  • Supporting the submission of state regulatory filings
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Guaranteeing project deadlines are met
  • Ensuring stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Able to compile, organize and analyze data
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule & Duration

  • 8 Hour Shift – Monday to Friday

Experience/Education:

Analyst or Project Coordinator experience preferred

Bachelor’s Degree Required

To Apply:

Please send your resume to careers@cswrgroup.com with “Regulatory Analyst/Project Coordinator” in the subject line.