Senior Accountant

The Colorado River District needs you! Help us protect West Slope water while you live and work in beautiful Glenwood Springs.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume to Audrey Turner ( no later than February 28, 2024.


Based out of our office in Glenwood Springs near the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers.

  • Following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Procedures, the Senior Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director of Financial and Administrative Services in maintaining the organization’s accounting and financial records.  
    • Processes payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, plus, helps prepare and maintain general ledgers, financial statements, budgets, and all accounting records.  
    • Performs monthly bank reconciliations and prepares associated Treasurer’s Reports.   
    • Prepares regular, periodic, and special financial statements and financial and accounting reports.  
    • Prepares annual and projected budgets.   
    • Serves as liaison to the banks, investment firms, investment committee, the Board of Directors, the Treasurer, auditors and assists with the completion of year-end audits.   
    • Maintains general and fixed asset depreciation schedules. 

Salary range: $77,000 – $105,000

Comprehensive Benefits (.pdf)

Who We Are

The Colorado River District is a 15-county special district in Western Colorado. Our mission is to lead in the protection, conservation, use, and development of the water resources of the Colorado River basin for the welfare of the District, and to safeguard for Colorado all waters of the Colorado River to which the state is entitled. Each staff member at the District contributes to this mission, serving constituents across Western Colorado.

Our office is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on the banks of the mighty Colorado River. The River District offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package detailed here.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, with five plus years related experience in a senior accountant position. 
  • Highly skilled in accounting, accounting software, spreadsheets, and knowledge of governmental accounting procedures. 
  • CPA License Preferred.


In addition to the educational and experience requirements, the following skills are essential to the job: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate succinctly, effectively, and professionally. 
  • Extensive organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work with interruptions and accomplish multiple tasks and assignments.  
  • Ability to work with professionals, the public, other organizations, and government agencies. 
  • Ability to oversee projects from inception to completion coordinating both internal and external efforts.  
  • Teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Able to work collaboratively with all River District staff.  
  • Ability to successfully oversee and achieve multiple projects while prioritizing a varied workload. 
  • Must possess advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Suite. 


In close collaboration with the Director of Financial & Administrative Services, the Senior Accountant is primarily responsible for the following functions: 

  • Maintains General Ledger System, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable. 
  • Performs monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll functions. 
  • Maintains asset depreciation schedules and records. 
  • Performs monthly credit card reconciliation and payment process. 
  • Prepares regular and special financial reports for Board & leadership team. 
  • Coordinates preparation of monthly Treasurer review and reports. 
  • Ensures accurate completion of the daily incoming accounting mail log. 
  • Provides special project financial tracking support (e.g., State and Federal grants). 
  • Initiates and monitors water marketing billing. 
  • Oversees monthly fuel log reconciliation to fleet credit cards. 
  • Prepares and submits reimbursements and/or advancements of contract agreements. 

Additionally, the Senior Accountant assists the Director of Financial & Administrative Services with the following functions:  

  • Prepares, coordinates, and maintains annual budgets. 
  • Provides input on financial and administrative accounting policies and procedures; updates Accounting Guidelines and Procedures Manual; monitors and ensures compliance with accounting policies. 
  • Oversees the development and design of accounting system and enhancements. 
  • Aids independent auditors with coordination of year-end closing and audit. 
  • Assists in Cash and Investment Management, supports bank and broker relations, etc. 
  • Prepares, coordinates, maintains cash flow projections. 
  • Participates in regular financial planning meetings. 
  • Conducts internal auditing and special review projects for compliance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.   Assists with implementation and applicability of internal accounting controls. 


  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor, Chief of Operations and/or General Manager.
  • Assists with other administrative functions when assigned by supervisor.

Complete Position Description -Senior Accountant (.pdf)

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume to Audrey Turner (