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Accounting Supervisor #2311-227400-01

Financial Controls Supervisor

Date Opened
Thursday, November 16, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, November 30, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $82,755- $93,098/year


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In 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 and procedures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates revenue accountant, fixed asset accountant, and internal audit accountant. Establishes priorities and delegates workload.
  • Review daily operational revenue transactions and processes.
  • Reviews the record keeping and subsidiary schedules for fixed assets, general ledger, and capital projects.
  • Ensures adherence to guidelines for acquisition, maintenance, depreciation, retention and disposition of fixed assets and associated records.
  • Oversees and determines acquisition cost/value of fixed assets acquired by donation, condemnation, or eminent domain.
  • 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.
  • Review journal entries and account reconciliations for all revenue accounts.
  • Reviews bank verification report and all supporting schedules and related reports. Ensure accurate and timely verification of banking transactions for all the bank accounts.
  • Assists, monitors, and reviews daily cash of the following areas including but not limited to bus, rail, STS, and vanpool.
  • Analyzes monthly journal entries for accruals, and allocated expenses, and/or other adjusting entries.
  • Audit, and review summary billings to verify charges are being coded to proper general ledger account.
  • Perform 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.
  • Oversee the process of internal audits, making recommendations on policies, and ensuring that the organization fulfills governmental obligations of compliance.
  • Capitalizes 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.
  • 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 as necessary.
  • Approves 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.
  • 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 reports.
  • Ensures 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

  • Strong critical thinking and strategic analytical skills
  • Ability 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.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, customers, and business partners
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and government accounting and financial regulations.
  • Principles, practices, and methods of accounting as related to fixed assets, capital projects, inventory, and month end close.
  • Analytical review techniques over transactions, account balances, reconciliations, and reports.
  • High level of sustained accuracy and compliance with written procedures and verbal instructions
  • Strong organizational skills to manage numerous routing activities with attention to details
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools particularly Word and Excel
  • Ability to quickly master City ERP and CATS financial software and provide training support as necessary to project managers and other CATS staff
  • Ability to work flexible schedules and hours in completion of routine work and special assignments
  • Ability to triage competing priorities according to importance and urgency
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions and produce high quality work independently
  • Ability 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 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.

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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