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Job Title: Governmental Accountant
Location: Admin Building - Detroit
State: Michigan
Position Description:

Job Id: ADM20180625

Department: Finance

Starting Salary: $52,582

Union: Non-Union

Start Date: Immediate


Under general supervision, the Governmental Accountant is assigned to handle complex assignments or special projects relating to budget analysis, accounting or financial reporting.


  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-to-date financial records for SMART and POS providers along with statistics report for the Authority for submittal to the State of Michigan (PTMS). 
  • Coordinates the month-end closing of Authority’s financial books in relationship with the Purchase of Service Program, Municipal Credits, Community Credits and Specialized Service Program.
  • Analyzes balance sheet accounts and prepares supporting schedules and monthly journal voucher entries.
  • Analyzes assigned accounts for accuracy, identifies problem areas, reviews problems with Manager and, as directed, takes action to resolve problems.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual Single Audit and State Eligible Cost Report.
  • Prepares work papers for annual audit.
  • Works with the Finance Division Manager and prepares schedules to be used in the budget process.
  • Prepares billings for third party agencies and shuttle services.
  • Assists subordinate accounting personnel with routine questions and problems.
  • Prepares special reports as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Three years of accounting experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  •  Experience with computers and accounting software.

Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM20180625 (Governmental Accountant)
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Application Process

Step One

Candidate completes application. Please refer to FAQ’s.

Step Two

Human Resources conducts a criminal background check on all applicants, as well as a driver’s license check if position requires.

Step Three

Bus Operators

In order to be considered for a Bus Operator position you must meet the initial criteria.

  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • Less than four (4) points on driving record.
  • Five years of experience in driving a motor vehicle.

If all criteria are met, the application process is as follows. Please note that all correspondence is done by mail.

Test – The pre-employment test referred to as the Public Relations Skills Test.

Applicants will be notified by mail one to two weeks prior to the test date. Please note that there is no study material. This test cannot be rescheduled. Failure to appear will disqualify an applicant from going further with the pre-employment process. A score of 70% or better is required to be considered for an interview. Please do not contact us regarding your test score as we are unable to provide that information. Telephone calls concerning test scores will not be accepted.

Interview – The interviews will be scheduled any time between one month and six months from the date of the administration of the Public Relations Skills Test. The applicant will have a one to two week notice prior to the interview. Please do not call to change the date or time of your interview. Please keep in mind that if you are scheduled for an interview, this in no way guarantees you a position with SMART.

Applicants who are interviewed will be notified by mail whether or not they have been accepted into the training program.

Training – The training program lasts eight weeks. It consists of two weeks of classroom training and six weeks of on-the-road training at your assigned terminal location.

Pay Rate – You will be paid during the eight week training period. After successful completion of training, the pay rate will increase in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Coach Service Attendants

A Coach Service Attendant is an entry-level position in the Maintenance Department.

Coach Service Attendants perform service operations; clean all coach interiors, seats, floors, windows and exteriors as required; keep shop and yard areas clean and neat; assist in automotive maintenance; perform minor repairs not classified or skilled such as bulb changing; handle coach change-offs in road calls; clean parts. Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license
  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • No more than three (3) points on driving record.
  • Some experience in minor vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Physical strength and agility; physically and mentally capable of performing all of the duties of the classification.

Mechanical knowledge, aptitude, initiative and resourcefulness; will be required to operate bus and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the required endorsement and group designation based on the gross vehicle weight.

Other Positions

Persons meeting the criteria for the position will be considered for an interview.