Accountant II

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Atlanta, Georgia

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Date Posted April 05, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
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Description:

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Salary
$43,998 - $54,997 a year

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Qualifications


*POSITION POSTED UNTIL A VIABLE POOL OF CANDIDATES HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED*

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and two years of professional accounting experience. Designation as a Certified Public Accountant or a master’s degree in a related field can substitute for one-year of 7 experience. Good analytical and interpersonal skills and a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, doctrines, and principles of accounting are required. MS Office skills and experience with online financial systems required. In lieu of a degree, experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

INTERVIEW SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process may include one or more components to demonstrate applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas. These may include exercises such as practical demonstrations, written communications, oral interviews and/or competency assessments.



Basic Functions



SUMMARY
Under the general direction of Senior Cost Analyst and with a comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory, principles, and practices, performs a variety of complex functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), MARTA policies and procedures and federal and state regulatory requirements; Interprets record and analyzes financial transactions and prepares reports using Metify activity based costing software and various Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modules, including General ledger, Assets, Payables, Payroll, Labor Distribution, Investments, Projects and Receivables/Revenue. Reconciles financial data interfaced from other systems, including the Breeze fare system and the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) FASuite. Reconciles voluminous multi-million-dollar transactions from subsidiary ledgers to general ledger control accounts, including banking, investment, sales tax bonds, revenue, activity-based costing, project and asset activity

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs financial analysis in assigned area to support preparation of Office’s production of biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) with a total of $1.3 billion net assets. Prepare Multi-Million Dollar journal entries for month-end and year-end accruals.
2. Records and analyzes accounting activity via journal entries and maintains integrity of complex financial subsystems, including investments, inventory, accounts receivable, payables, payroll, assets, projects and activity-based costing.
3. Analyzes and records revenue from various sources (FTA and State of Georgia grants, the local sales tax, Breeze Fare system, real estate leases, lease leaseback activity and advertising) in compliance with MARTA policies and procedures, GAAP and statutory requirements.
4. Determines proper account classifications, verifies authorization and approves funding in processing disbursements to vendors. Maintains contract payment record for Board approved multi-million-dollar contracts and provides records to internal and external auditors as requested.
5. Supports the Payroll accounting function in accurately processing the biweekly payroll for MARTA’s 4,600+ employees, determining third party deductions and performing tax reporting requirements in accordance with MARTA policies and procedures, the Amalgamated Union contract agreement and applicatory Federal and State statutory requirements.
6. Analyzes financial transactions of multi-million-dollar sales tax bonds and other creative capital financing transactions to assure proper reporting. Analyzes bank activities in the complex concentration account. Reconciles general ledger accounts against subsidiary ledgers and/or external sources.
7. Extracts information from the Oracle ERP system to determine whether applicable expenditures are capital or operating; maintains subsidiary fixed assets ledger and balances to general ledger; performs inventory of capital assets.
8. Performs research and analysis of revenue, expense and balance sheet accounts to ensure accuracy of accounting information.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Special Requirements


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to perform various financial calculations and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Ability to work in an ERP and/or EAM system. Must be skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Must possess the ability to analyze financial accounting systems and ensure the accuracy of date.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Designation as a Certified Public Accountant or a master’s degree in a related field preferred.


MARTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.










Classification
Exempt

Exempt

Number of Openings
1

Reports To
SR COST ANALYST

SR COST ANALYST

Salary Range
$43,998-$54,997-$65,996

Salary Grade
00015

00015

Work Hours
37.5

Work Days

Posting Type
Both Internal and External
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