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accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Accounting Supervisor performs professional
administrative support and supervision of accounting duties in the development,
oversight, analysis, and reporting as
related to maintaining CATS general ledger accounting, and CATS fixed assets. Primary duties include developing and
administering processes to ensure the integrity of CATS financial records, conducting research and complex
financial analyses. The accounting supervisor will maintain CATS general ledger accounting records in a
manner that safeguards, and allows for sound management of the assets and the collection, compilation, comparison and
analysis of raw statistical and summary data from operational materials and
various sources to monitor transit performance indicators and transit service
standards. This position ensures adherence to and
implementation of applicable Federal and State laws as well as City policies
Major Duties and Responsibilities
trains, and evaluates revenue accountant, fixed asset accountant, and internal audit
accountant. Establishes priorities and delegates workload.
daily operational revenue transactions and processes.
the record keeping and subsidiary schedules for fixed assets, general ledger,
and capital projects.
adherence to guidelines for acquisition, maintenance, depreciation, retention
and disposition of fixed assets and associated records.
and determines acquisition cost/value of fixed assets acquired by donation, condemnation,
or eminent domain.
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.
journal entries and account reconciliations for all revenue accounts.
bank verification report and all supporting schedules and related reports.
Ensure accurate and timely verification of banking transactions for all the
monitors, and reviews daily cash of the following areas including but not
limited to bus, rail, STS, and vanpool.
monthly journal entries for accruals, and allocated expenses, and/or other
and review summary billings to verify charges are being coded to proper general
financial analyses to be used by CATS’ management to review revenue and
expenditure trends and various project statuses. Conduct quantitative analyses of information
affecting financial impact of operational activities.
the process of internal audits, making recommendations on policies, and
ensuring that the organization fulfills governmental obligations of compliance.
and ensures asset valuation of equipment, inventory, rolling stock, vehicles,
machinery, land, buildings, and other improvements, constructed assets, making
sure cost and funding source are applied/recorded.
follows, develops, and implements appropriate accounting and financial control processes and procedures to increase
efficacy and productivity.
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.
historical reference by maintaining a record-keeping system, documenting procedures and decisions, maintaining required documentation,
and ensuring delivery of documents as necessary.
and coordinates the physical transfer/disposal/retire transactions of vehicles,
rolling stock, land and building according to FTA 5010 1E and 2 CFR Part 200.
activities by providing day-to-day oversight to include timely and accurate
monthly/or as required reports, specialized reports as instructed, and ad- hoc
guidelines/instructions are followed for grant-funded assets.
- Maintains cooperative relationships with co-workers and management by communicating
necessary information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in problem-solving methods.
- As a part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP
- Performs other duties as may be required or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
critical thinking and strategic analytical skills
to select, coach, supervise, motivate, train, develop, and evaluate the
performance of staff through demonstration of managerial and leadership
competencies, including integrity, accountability, communication skills, and
commitment to teamwork and excellence.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of
staff, customers, and business partners
knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and government
accounting and financial regulations.
practices, and methods of accounting as related to fixed assets, capital
projects, inventory, and month end close.
review techniques over transactions, account balances, reconciliations, and
level of sustained accuracy and compliance with written procedures and verbal
organizational skills to manage numerous routing activities with attention to
in Microsoft Office tools particularly Word and Excel
to quickly master City ERP and CATS financial software and provide training
support as necessary to project managers and other CATS staff
to work flexible schedules and hours in completion of routine work and special
to triage competing priorities according to importance and urgency
- Strong problem-solving
skills and ability to make decisions and produce high quality work
to complete work assignments with minimum supervision
- Ability to effectively communicate both,
written and verbal
- Experience with National
Transit Database data desirable but not essential
- Bachelor's degree in accounting,
business administration, finance or related field, and five (5) years'
experience in financial reporting, month close, general ledger, fixed assets,
analysis or a Master's degree with three (3) years of related governmental
fixed assets, month end close, and general ledger experience.
- Ability to
research and analyze account transaction data for statistical reporting.
- Demonstrated proficiency in creating and
manipulating spreadsheets, databases, and reporting systems.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug
screen, criminal background check, a DMV report and be able to obtain and maintain a city
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.
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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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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