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Position Title Accountant II
     
Location Atlanta, GA, US
     
Organization Name Accounting - Property & Payables
     
Date Start 07-Oct-2018
     
Closing Date 24-Oct-2018
     
     
     
     
     
Qualifications
     
    *POSITION POSTED UNTIL A VIABLE POOL OF CANDIDATES HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED*
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and two years of professional accounting experience.  Designation as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for one year of experience.  Good analytical and interpersonal skills and a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, doctrines, and principles of accounting are required.  MS Office skills and experience with online financial systems required.  In lieu of a degree, experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.    
INTERVIEW SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process may include one or more components to demonstrate applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas. These may include exercises such as practical demonstrations, written communications, oral interviews and/or competency assessments.
 
     
Basic Functions
     
    SUMMARY 
Under the general direction of Senior Cost Analyst and with a comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory, principles, and practices, performs a variety of complex functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), MARTA policies and procedures and federal and state regulatory requirements;  Interprets record and analyzes financial transactions and prepares reports using Metify activity based costing software and various Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modules, including General ledger, Assets, Payables, Payroll, Labor Distribution, Investments, Projects and Receivables/Revenue.  Reconciles financial data interfaced from other systems, including the Breeze fare system and the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) FASuite.  Reconciles voluminous multi-million dollar transactions from subsidiary ledgers to general ledger control accounts, including banking, investment, sales tax bonds, revenue, activity based costing, project and asset activity

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
1.  Performs financial analysis in assigned area to support preparation of Office’s production of biweekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) with a total of $1.3 billion net assets. Prepare Multi-Million Dollar journal entries for month-end and year-end accruals.

2.   Records and analyzes accounting activity via journal entries and maintains integrity of complex financial subsystems, including investments, inventory, accounts receivable, payables, payroll, assets, projects and activity based costing.
3.  Analyzes and records revenue from various sources (FTA and State of Georgia grants, the local sales tax, Breeze Fare system, real estate leases, lease leaseback activity and advertising) in compliance with MARTA policies and procedures, GAAP and statutory requirements. 
4.  Determines proper account classifications, verifies authorization and approves funding in processing disbursements to vendors.  Maintains contract payment record for Board approved multi-million dollar contracts and provides records to internal and external auditors as requested.
5.  Supports the Payroll accounting function in accurately processing the biweekly payroll for MARTA’s 4,600+ employees, determining third party deductions and performing tax reporting requirements in accordance with MARTA policies and procedures, the Amalgamated Union contract agreement  and applicatory Federal and State statutory requirements.
6.  Analyzes financial transactions of multi-million dollar sales tax bonds and other creative capital financing transactions to assure proper reporting.  Analyzes bank activities in the  complex concentration account.  Reconciles general ledger accounts against subsidiary ledgers and/or external sources.
7. Extracts information from the Oracle ERP system to determine whether applicable expenditures are capital or operating; maintains subsidiary fixed assets ledger and balances to general ledger; performs inventory of capital assets.
8.  Performs research and analysis of revenue, expense and balance sheet accounts to ensure accuracy of accounting information.
9.  Performs other duties as assigned.
     
Special Requirements
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS 
Ability to work in an ERP and/or EAM system.  Must be skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.  Must possess the ability to analyze financial accounting systems and ensure the accuracy of date.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
Designation as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master’s degree in a related field preferred. 

 MARTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
     
     
     
     
     
Classification Exempt
  Exempt
Number of Openings 1
Reports To SR COST ANALYST
  SR COST ANALYST
Salary Range
Salary Grade 00015
  00015
Work Hours 37.5
Work Days
Posting Type Both Internal and External
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