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Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location: Admin Building - Detroit
State: Michigan
Position Description:

Job ID: ADM08232019

Department:  Finance

State Date:  Immediate 

Union:  Non-Union

Salary:  $40,144

General Summary


Under direct supervision, the Finance Assistant performs basic accounting and clerical tasks that support the entire finance department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generates and maintains multiple budget related reports for submission to variance report folders.
  • Addresses financial entry issues and inquiries in a timely manner. 
  • Reviews financial data to identify and trace sources of errors and takes corrective action as directed. Generates and reconciles financial reports as assigned. 
  • Enters financial transactions and data into financial system, including budgets, invoices, journal vouchers, and others as assigned. 
  • Creates and maintains department JV books, Vendor statement binder, electronic Purchase Order file, and special logs of reports and balances for budget fund transfers. 
  • Provides assistance on projects for the Finance Director and management staff within the Finance Department. 
  • Prepares invoice, payment, and/or purchase order data reports for submission to requesting staff/department. 
  • Assists with maintaining/filing records, including Board Meeting Minutes, vendor invoice payments, revenue and sales documents, and others as assigned. 
  • Serves as primary witness for auction sales appointments with buyer and Financial Analyst. 
  • Assists filling and processing ticket and pass orders as necessary. 
  • Distributes department mail. Coordinates department office supply orders and year end storage tasks. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Associates degree in business with an emphasis or concentration in accounting/finance. 
  • One (1) year experience in a bookkeeping or accounting office. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements. 
  • Ability to use a ten key calculator.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based MS Word and MS Excel applications.Familiarity with accounting software applications.
  • Strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Strong attention to detail, good proofreading skills, and capable of following procedures and instructions.

Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM08232019 (Finance Assistant)
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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.

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