Junior Accountant


Holley-Navarre Water System is an 18,000 strong member owned not-for-profit water and wastewater company in Santa Rosa County. HNWS has an annual budget of approximately $16 million. HNWS wholly owns two subsidiaries, an engineering firm, and a golf course. HNWS is seeking a motivated individual to learn the financial and accounting side of the business with the potential of eventually advancing into a leadership position. The position will learn all aspects of the accounting/finance department and its software systems and backup current personnel within their positions. The position will report directly to and work closely with the Director of Finance and will be responsible for some special projects. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for Asset, Liabilities, GL account reconciliations.
  • Responsible for Budget and other financial reporting. 
  • Responsible for grants, bonds and loan related draws and reporting.
  • Responsible for all Bank Statement reconciliations. 
  • Responsible for Corporate Tax Filings.
  • Responsible for Government Surveys.
  • Oversee balancing and reconciling daily deposits.
  • Oversee Damage Claims processing and invoicing.
  • Oversee Abandoned Property processing and filing.
  • Assist with system Insurance renewals and changes.
  • Assist in developing new and updating process and procedures to make them more efficient.
  • Maintain Finance files.
  • Assist Finance department with various tasks as needed. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Understanding and knowledge in basic accounting/finance principles
  • Understanding of Financial Statements
  • Knowledge in bookkeeping
  • Mathematical skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extremely organized with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to creatively solve new problems.
  • Ability to negotiate and settle differences quickly and peacefully.
  • Ability to act as a team player.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new software quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work under pressure. 
  • Must be willing to work with, train, and support co-workers. 
  • Must be able to multi-task and work in a team environment.

Education and/or Experience 

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is desired, however, a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); with at least 5-years’ experience in a related field is required. The candidate should be highly motivated to learn accounting and finance advanced principles and has a desire to gain additional education. Salary commensurate with experience.  

Computer Skills 

Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with an ability to become familiar with company-specific programs and software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

Current Florida Driver’s License.

Physical Demands/ Work Environment 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Typical office setting with heavy foot traffic.

Additional Information 

Computer work, following instruction manual to complete and print reports, use of spreadsheets.