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Accountant II #2204-221100-03

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Date Opened
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $57,122-$63,469


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Under the general supervision of the Accounts Payable and Receivable Supervisor this position performs general accounting duties in the creation and maintenance of accounting records, the analysis of financial transactions, the verification of accounts receivable records and financial data, and the asserting of compliance with established policies and procedures as related to the area of assignment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares account analyses and reconciliation; verifies accounting records and financial data; maintains compliance with established accounting principles; procedures, and policies; and prepares a variety of reports.
  • Coordinates and works closely with departmental staff and City Finance Officers to ensure accurate and timely processing of accounts receivable items.
  • Assist with year-end activities to close out fiscal year.
  • Researches and assists with bank reconciling issues.
  • Receive deposits for rental payments verifying posting to specified account at financial institution.
  • Verifies Bus, Light Rail, and Streetcar fares prior to submission to City Revenue for posting to the General Ledger.
  • Coordinates with City Finance and financial institution to validate and make adjustments to fare deposits.
  • Provides regular revenue reports to management as required.
  • Performs other duties as may be required or assigned.

Preferred Qualification

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of governmental accounting.
  • Knowledge of the assigned area’s principles, theories, and practices.
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and related software applications with strong experience with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Ability to analyze accounting data and apply the principles of accounting practices to maintain an accounting system.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple functions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with those encountered in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university in Accounting or a closely related field plus a minimum of three years of responsible experience in accounting, or a combination of related education, experience, and training.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

Effective October 1, 2021 the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Area Transit System requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

In Conclusion

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