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Under general supervision, in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, performs professional accounting
duties in the development, oversight, analysis, and reporting as related to
maintaining CATS Fixed Assets and Capital Projects. Primary duties
include developing and administering processes to ensure the integrity of CATS
financial records, conducting research and complex financial analyses including
CATS Cost Allocation Plan, and assisting with maintaining Fixed Asset and
Capital Project accounting records.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform
job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
- Assists with the
preparation of Year-End processes to include fixed assets, capital projects,
inventory, accruals, subsequent payments, and support schedules.
- Maintains the record
keeping and subsidiary schedules for fixed assets and capital projects.
- Reconciles capital
project ledger and fixed asset accounts by verifying, allocating, posting
transactions, and resolving discrepancies.
- Develops and/or
administers processes to ensure the fiscal integrity of the books and records
and protect the assets of the organization, including tracking capital
expenditures and fixed assets to maintain accurate balances.
- Provides analysis and
reports on accounting matters and ensure that management has accurate and
timely information to assist in the financial decisions.
- Administers activities by
providing day-to-day oversight to include timely and accurate monthly/or as
required reports, specialized reports as instructed, and ad-hoc internal
- Performs analysis and
assist with the interpretation and implementation of accounting policies and
procedures to ensure the proper accounting of CATS' fixed assets and capital
- Prepares the annual Cost
Allocation Plan for submission to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) with
supporting documentation through data analysis and research.
- Maintains, follows,
develops, and implements appropriate accounting and financial control processes
and procedures to increase efficacy and productivity.
- Responsible for the
coordination and compliance with City accounting processes and (current and
future) systems. Communicates as necessary with in-house departments to
ensure that reporting information functions effectively.
- Ensures historical
reference by maintaining a record-keeping system, documenting procedures and
decisions, maintaining required documentation, and ensuring delivery of documents
- Maintains cooperative
relationships with co-workers and management by communicating necessary
information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in
- Performs other duties as
may be required or assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as general
illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the
position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs
of the City and requirements of the job change.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Applicable Federal,
State, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
- Principles, practices,
and methods of accounting as related to fixed assets, capital projects,
inventory, and accruals.
- The development and
implementation of appropriate accounting and financial control processes and
- Grant management systems,
payment processing system (ECHO), NCDOT grant management systems, and automated
- eBuilder or other project
- Public agency accounting
and finance principles, methods, and applications, including generally accepted
governmental accounting principles and government accounting standards.
- Aspects of accounting
functions (such as capital projects and fixed asset accounting, general ledger,
and financial reports).
- Federal Circular 5010.1E
and OMB regulation referred to as the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) and
other applicable governing Federal Regulations.
- Principles of capital
program development and grant administration.
- Project and construction
- Federal and State budget
- Transit systems
- Use of mathematical
- Proficient in the use of
a personal computer and associated software, including applications for
creating and working effectively with spreadsheets, databases, and accounting
- Microsoft Office Software
(Access, Excel, Outlook, Word).
- Excellent organizational
skills and the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast pace environment.
- Ability to be
detail-oriented, ensure accuracy, and ensure deadlines are met.
- Strong computer skills are
a must; advanced proficiency with Excel is required.
- Maintain accurate
technical operating records and prepare clear and concise administrative and
- Develop complex grant
proposals and negotiate complex grant issues.
- Analyze problems and
recommend effective solutions concerning grants, contracts, financial, and
- Perform and interpret
statistical compilations and investigate variances.
- Analyze and understand
the nature of CATS’ business and how its initiatives will impact the strategic
plan, financial resources, and human resources of the organization.
- Establish and maintain
effective working relationships with all levels of staff, customers,
co-workers, contracted personnel, and those doing business with CATS.
- Plan, prioritize, and
coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Communicate clearly and
effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Make presentations,
facilitate meetings, listen actively, and persuade others to accept recommendations.
- Follow strict deadlines.
- Work in a diverse
environment and coordinate various functions.
Experience in a similar position in the transit industry is
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance or
related field, and three (3) years’ experience in financial reporting,
accounting, analysis, and statistical reports; or a Masters degree with
one (1) year of related government grant experience. Considerable knowledge of
governmental accounting, Federal, State, and Local regulations
is required. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze complex
financial issues and preparing effective recommendations and solutions.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, a criminal background check,
DMV report, and be eligible for a City driving permit.
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.
As of October 1, 2021:
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
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.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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