Washington County Solid Waste


WCSW is currently accepting application for a new postition – controller/finance officer.

Applications are due no later than May 31st at 4:00pm

Application can be picked up at the Solid Waste office at 325 N Landfill Rd, Washington Utah.


Position Title: Finance Director/Controller

Job Description: Serves as Washington County Solid Waste District’s chief financial officer. Directs financial activities of the District. Performs professional administrative and supervisory duties related to planning, organizing, controlling, and coordinating the implementation and monitoring of the District accounting and financial reporting system, including budget, accounts payable, payroll, billing, and purchasing. Plans, organizes and directs revenue and cash flow management for various capital improvement programs. Establishes and directs all accounting and general ledger applications and procedures as needed to comply with uniform governmental accounting guidelines and standards. Prepares for annual financial audits: interfaces with outside auditors on annual certified audit. Provides direct general supervision to accounting, and administrative staff. Assists in management of all human resource functions. Follows generally accepted accounting principles for governmental entities. Administers accounts payable, accounts receivable, retirement system, 401K payments, payroll and payroll tax payments. Assists with medical and dental insurance enrollment. Prepares and submits required State transparency reports for State Auditor. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of Governmental Accounting and Standards Board accounting rules, Generally accepted accounting principles; budget development and fiscal management. Considerable knowledge of fiduciary accountabilities and liabilities; Governmental Accounting and Standards Board accounting rules, accounting methods, principles and practices; budget development and fiscal management.
  • Working knowledge of the interrelationships between various types of local governments and agencies and of public funds investment options.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate and direct work of others and utilize cooperative problem-solving processes and facilitation skills diplomatically.
  • Ability to gather and analyze facts, draw conclusions, define problems, and suggest solutions for resolution.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the affairs and operations of a division; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Working knowledge of office management practices, procedures and systems
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must possess a valid Utah driver’s license with good driving record.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or another related field from four-year accredited college or university; master’s degree preferred with a strong emphasis in government finance or government accounting desirable; and five (5) to eight (8) years of work experience in accounting, finance, and budget management, governmental accounting is desirable; three (3) years of supervisory or leadership capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides similar knowledge, skills and abilities.