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Macon Water Authority

Listing Summary

The Macon Water Authority located in beautiful downtown Macon, GA., has an immediate opening for a Controller. The salary range for this position is $110,300 - $134,900

The Authority Controller must have solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills. This is a tactical position responsible for compliance and reporting.  The Controller needs a high level of discipline and rigor required to perform at a high level. Controllers should possess knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Will require some knowledge of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations and provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The role usually requires at least seven years of relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. A masters’ degree in business administration (MBA) or professional accreditation such as certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA) or chartered global management accountant (CGMA) is also required. Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.

Objectives of this Role

  • Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points.
  • Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to current economic landscape.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines.
  • Achieve budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective action.
  • Help develop and support short and long-term operational strategies.


  • Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements as well as the requirements of private contributions, loans, and government contracts.
  • Maintain internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs and both team and organizational budgets and actual expenditures.
  • In conjunction with the CFO, establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards on a bi-weekly, monthly, and annual basis.
  • Implement consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures across all programs, upholding federal, state, and local legal standards by remaining knowledgeable about existing, new, and future legislation.
  • Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow.
  • Oversee and support accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field.
  • 7+ years proven accounting experience.
  • Professional accounting certification, including CPA, CMA or CGMA Preferred.
  • Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP) as well as GASB.
  • Strong understanding of economic and banking processes.


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The Macon Water Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 




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