Accountant

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 3 months ago

Trinity Metro has an immediate opening for an Accountant. The incumbent in this position will perform professional and technical work of higher than average difficulty involving accounting and auditing activities. The incumbent is under the general supervision of the Controller. The employee prepares, maintains, and reconciles various ledgers, financial statements, and reports to ensure completeness, internal accuracy, and conformance with uniform accounting procedures.

This position's responsibilities include:

  • Assists with month and year-end closing by verifying that all transactions have been posted to the GL and funds are in balance.

  • Maintain accounting files by reviewing and analyzing a variety of accounting transactions for accuracy and propriety and preparing adjusting journal entries, as required.Assure interface accuracy between the general ledger and other subsidiary modules.

  • Assist with monthly bank reconciliations for various accounts reviewing for accuracy.Produce monthly listing of outstanding checks.Research outstanding items and make appropriate journal entries.

  • Reviews general ledger accounts for accuracy; examines general ledger account balances; identifies and reconciles differences.

  • Prepares routing financial reports and statements including statistical reports.

  • Assist in the annual audit process by preparation and analysis of year-end financial statements by reviewing, reconciling, compiling and evaluating accounting records and preparing year-end audit work papers for individual funds.Interact with external auditors, as required.

  • Assist in year-end activities, as required, including preparing the annual SEFA report; assisting with preparation of the comprehensive annual financial reports; and performing and reconciling physical inventories, as required.

  • Provide support to Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable personnel, as required.

  • Provides coverage for various accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash collection and reconciliations in the absence of staff.

  • Assists with the research, gathering and recording of information to aid in the preparation of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 15 report utilization the Uniform System of Accounts and Records and reporting system.

  • Coordinates and performs special financial projects, as required.

  • Maintains confidential information.

  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.

EXPERIENCE

Two to three years of professional experience in accounting, preferably in a governmental or quasi-governmental environment.

A minimum of two years managing an accounting office or staff.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited four year college or university.Additional course work or training in Governmental or Funds Accounting, Cash Management, Investment Banking and Enterprise Fund Accounting is preferred.

Any combination of experience, training and/ or education that provides the required knowledge, abilities, and skills may substitute for the required education.

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Accountant

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