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A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit us at www.mtc.ca.gov.
Under the supervision of the Financial Reporting Manager, the Senior Accountant will perform a variety of professional advanced level accounting, auditing, and financial reporting duties. Responsibilities may include maintaining, developing, and analyzing financial records; reviewing and reconciling general ledger accounts; evaluating and analyzing variances; preparing various federal and state reports; and preparing various financial statements in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). In addition, the incumbent will assist in the preparation of Comprehensive Accounting Financial Report (CAFR); annual audit; and the implementation of Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) new pronouncements.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Principles and best practices of governmental fund accounting, reporting, and auditing
Federal and state grant rules and regulations and reporting requirements including OMB super Circular 2CFR Part 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit requirements for Federal Awards
Skills and Abilities:
Function, capability, application and operation of computer-based financial accounting systems
Plan and organize work activities; manage several tasks at once; strong multi-tasking abilities
Critical and analytical thinking
Use resources to identify problems, solve them, act decisively, and show good judgement in decision making
Use effective leadership and supervisory skills to promote a motivated and high performing team
Perform both complex and routine accounting, financial and statistical work with speed and accuracy
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, finance or related field, including completion of a minimum of 24-semester hours in accounting. A Master's degree in an applicable discipline is highly desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)
Experience: Five years of increasingly complex and responsible accounting and auditing experience, with demonstrated proficiency serving as functional lead for two major accounting program areas; including the equivalent of two years as an Accountant/Auditor II in MTC.
Experience in governmental fund accounting and financial statement preparation is highly desirable. Experience in supervising and managing staff is preferred.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and direction of the Financial Reporting Manager, specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Review and analyze transactions; identify and investigate variances and make corrections.
Perform month to month accounts comparison for assigned entities including reviewing the financial integrity of the general ledger accounts reconciliation and accounts analysis.
Perform comprehensive quarterly year-to-year comparison analysis for assigned entities.
Analyze, classify, and determine proper accounting treatment of new complex financial transactions in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Review and approve various journal entries and a variety of accounting reports prepared by staff.
Perform accounts reconciliation to ensure general ledger is balanced and reconciled to various subsidiary reports.
Prepare annual basic financial statements including notes disclosures for assigned entities.
Assist in the preparation of Comprehensive Accounting Financial Report (CAFR) and annual audit.
Assist in the implementation of new GASB pronouncements.
Monitor, analyze, and interpret federal, state, and local governments’ regulations and grants requirements; develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures to achieve compliance.
Oversee grant compliance, including monitoring, reporting, and maintaining grant budgets, and expenditures.
Prepare a variety of reports for federal, state and other government agencies to ensure compliance with program, and grants requirements.
Participate in the upgrade of the financial accounting system.
Supervise, oversee, evaluate and provide work direction to the assigned professional in the Financial Reporting/General Ledger section.
Manage staff development, monitor performance, and provide immediate, frequent as well as annual performance feedback.
Perform other job related duties as needed or assigned.
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