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ACCOUNTANT At Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Location: Los Angeles County, California

Job Description

Basic Function

Performs journey-level accounting work, including processing, recording, and reporting financial transactions to support the goals and objectives of the organization.

Example Of Duties

  • Prepares basic financial reports and schedules such as balance sheets, statements of revenue and expense, statements of cash flows, and other financial reports
  • Performs month-end and year-end closing activities
  • Provides audit schedules and supporting documentation to internal and external auditors
  • Prepares journal entries
  • Reviews purchase orders for accuracy
  • Monitors accounts receivable and accounts and contract payable activities
  • Prepares invoices and invoice-related documents
  • Expedites payment of invoices according to agreed terms and conditions
  • Reviews, analyzes, and prepares billing invoices for grant-related transactions to funding partners
  • Analyzes federal, state, and local grants to determine appropriate implementation of regulatory requirements
  • Assists in the development and updating of policies, procedures, manuals, and accounting systems
  • Performs special projects as required
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out


    May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or a related field


Experience

  • One year of relevant experience in accounting; experience with accounting software applications preferred


Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of accounting, business finance, and financial recordkeeping
  • Financial analysis and research procedures
  • Electronic financial and accounting information/application systems
  • Applicable business software applications


Skills:

  • Performing complex financial and statistical analyses
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professional with various levels of the organization and external representatives
  • Operating computers and general office equipment

Abilities:

  • Think and act independently
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Implement applicable policies and procedures
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.