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Accountant IV #2204-221300-04

Accounting Supervisor of A/P and A/R

Date Opened
Thursday, June 02, 2022 11:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, June 02, 2022 10:58 AM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $88,615-$98,461/Annually


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Under general direction, performs administrative and supervisory duties of Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Financial Reporting and Controls including all Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables. This position reports to the Administrative Services Manager and supervises the staffing, work plans and flow of the accounting functions associated with organization revenue billings, collections, and accounts payable

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and validate quality and accuracy of accounting work performed by direct reports. Perform high-level accounting functions associated with organizational revenue billings, collections, and accounts payables.  Must possess strengths in financial reporting, procedures, and controls.  
  • Perform high-level accounting functions associated with organizational revenue billings, collections and accounts payables that result in accurate general financial analyses, account reconciliations and general ledger transactions review and reporting.
  • Prepares and supervise the preparation of complex periodic and special financial analyses for internal and external purposes.
  • Contributes to coordination of department’s submission of information to National Transit Database (NTD), OpStats, Triennial Review.
  • Monitor the flow of contracts, purchase orders and invoices submitted to City financial and project management systems, providing guidance to resolve discrepancies, ensuring that required steps are completed for timely payments to vendors.
  • Communicate regularly in written and verbal form, to vendors, City AP, City Procurement, Project Managers, and internal CATS Customers providing updates on the status of invoices, ensuring that invoices are processed in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with CATS representatives and Citywide Department Contacts to ensure that interdepartmental expenses are obtained, reviewed, and approved with appropriate journal entries to reimburse City Departments for services performed on behalf of CATS.  
  • Review contracts, MOUs, lease agreements etc. for payment or receivable terms to ensure all transactions comply.
  • Oversee, review, and approve the monthly expenses and revenues identified and calculated for month and year-end accruals.
  • Develops, implement, and/or administer special programs as assigned.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and management competencies including integrity, accountability, communication skills, and commitment to teamwork.
  • Responsible for selecting, mentoring, coaching, developing, training, and evaluating   assigned staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • The principles, theories, and practices of accounting, auditing, and financial management.
  • Governmental finance and fund accounting.
  • Automated accounting systems.
  • Federal and state grant regulations and guidelines.
  • Principles and practices of business and public administration.
  • Use of mathematical concepts.
  • Advance experience of Microsoft Office Excel and knowledge of other software (Access, Outlook, Word).
  • Manage and analyze special projects, analytical studies, draw logical conclusions and make viable recommendations
  • Organize, design, implement, and evaluate financial data, reporting methods, and procedures for budgets and related accounting functions.

Preferred Qualification

Experience in a similar position in the transit industry is preferred.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or related field and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in accounting or financial reporting requiring the use of accounting practices, procedures, and controls with three (3) years of direct Supervisor or Management related experience.  

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.

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