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

Job ID: ADM20191209

Department: Finance

Union: Non-Union

Starting Salary: $48,734

Start Date: Immediately


Under general supervision, the Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible for assisting in the internal and external reporting process for monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for the Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compiles, reviews and audits payroll data to ensure all hours worked and/or not worked are recorded in e-time on a weekly basis.
  • Assists terminal personnel with routine questions and problems regarding Enterprise e-time on a weekly basis.
  • Maintains and updates all shift/schedule changes in Enterprise e-time.
  • Generates, reviews and distributes weekly payroll deduction reports to payroll staff for check request preparation.
  • Detail reviews and analyzes of various payroll deduction accounts including health insurance, hybrid, medical refunds, shift premium and miscellaneous earnings for monthly journal entries.
  • Reconciles total earnings and income tax withholding to the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Generates, analyzes and distributes monthly labor distribution reports for preparation of monthly journal entries.
  • Coordinates the distribution of the yearly W-2’s.
  • Updates and maintains the vacation, sick and personal leave balance report to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Prepares and maintains schedules for deductions such as Friend of Court, garnishment and levies.  Prepares and maintains levies and garnishment disclosure filings as required by Federal, State and local entities.
  • Creates and modifies reports and spreadsheets as needed, such as manual and void checks and overtime.
  • Researches and analyzes discrepancies and prepares the appropriate correctional transactions for management’s review.
  • Serves as backup for generating and preparing the payroll summary, and processing of salary and SIP payroll.
  • Reviews operating budget periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Assists in the development of the Personal Services wages and benefits schedule by employee for budget purposes.
  • Assists in continuous development and improvements of the financial and budget reporting process.
  • Assists in financial statement quarterly reviews and annual audit work papers preparation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Two to four years of accounting and payroll analysis experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.
  •  Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of accounting and payroll software packages.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet applications. 
Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM20191209 (Financial Reporting 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.