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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification

ACCOUNTANT

 

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Pay Grade
H1I ($61,089.60 - $76,356.80 - $91,624.00)
Job Summary

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

Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • 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


Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • 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


Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • 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
Minimum Qualifications

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

 

Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen


Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium

  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required

 

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Job GroupJob Class CodeFLSA StatusDate OriginatedDate Revised
Non-Contract1003Non-Exempt21-JUL-9406-AUG-19

Disclaimer
This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

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