Development Authority of the North Country

Accountant I

Job Title: Accountant I

Department: Finance

Hours: F/T

Job Description:

Accountant I Position

The Development Authority of the North Country (Authority) is accepting applications for a full time Accountant I for the Watertown, New York office.  The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

ABOUT THE POSITION:  The Accountant will be responsible for supporting the Comptroller with the financial operations of the Authority’s 14 operating divisions to include:  reconciliations, processing and support of financials and year end audit preparation, quarterly payroll tax reports, along with  providing support and assistance to the Accounting Associate position.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with 5+ years’  experience; or equivalent years of experience in General Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP), accrual base accounting, fixed asset accounting.

BENEFITS:  The Authority offers a competitive compensation package including participation in the NYS Retirement (Pension) Plan and Deferred Compensation Plan; medical, dental and vision insurance with a Health Reimbursement Account [fully funded by the Authority], paid weeks’ vacation, 12 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days, education assistance and other employee development benefits.

ABOUT THE AUTHORITY:  The Authority is a multi-faceted New York State public benefit corporation created in the 1985. Since its establishment, the Authority has constructed, owns and operates regional water and sewer utilities, a solid waste management facility, administers housing and economic development programs, provides contracted water/wastewater services to municipalities and provides open access telecommunication networks in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  For more information about the Authority, go to

TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter and resume for employment to

The Development Authority of the North Country is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.