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Job Title: Capital and General Ledger Accountant
Location: Admin Building - Detroit
State: Michigan
Position Description:

Job ID:                  ADM20191220

Department:        Finance

Starting Rate:       $55,786

Location:               Buhl Building, Detroit, MI

Union:                   Not Applicable

Start Date:           Immediate

General Summary

Under general supervision, the Capital and General Ledger Accountant is assigned to handle complex assignments or special projects relating to grant accounting and Federal and State financial reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the month-end closing of grant related activity for the Authority's financial books.
  • Prepares year-end account analysis work papers and provides general assistance to federal, state and independent auditors.
  • Analyzes assigned accounts for accuracy, identifies problems areas, reviews problems with manager and, as directed, takes action to resolve problems.
  • Prepares work papers for annual audit.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual FTA (Federal Transit Administration) National Transit Database report.
  • Assists in preparing 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).
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual Single Audit and State Eligible Cost Report.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Authority budget.
  • Assists in the preparation of weekly accounts payable checks.
  • Maintains and reconciles Fixed Asset ownership percentage records for all fixed assets regardless of funding source (federal, state, local, SMART, etc).
  • Records appropriate journal entries for all sales and disposals of fixed assets including recognition of all gain and loss on dispositions.
  • Records appropriate asset useful life by fixed asset category (according to governmental guidelines) and records depreciation as required for all fixed assets.
  • Maintains grant records which identify all fixed assets and betterments from acquisition through disposal.
  • Assists in the preparation of Quarterly Financial Status Reports on grant activity via TEAM.
  • Prepares billings for Federal Echo Drawdown requests and State Grants progress billings.
  • Assists accounting personnel with routine questions and problems.
  • Prepares special reports as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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 communications skills.
  • Experience with computers and accounting software.
Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM20191220 ( Capital and General Ledger 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.