The Accountant reports to the Controller and performs journey-level accounting work.
Foothill Transit, the primary fixed-route transit provider in eastern Los Angeles County, California is seeking highly qualified individuals for the position of Accountant. Foothill Transit’s mission is to be the premier public transit provider committed to safety, courtesy, quality, responsiveness, efficiency, and innovation. We are an award-winning bus system with a fleet of over 360 vehicles and ridership exceeding 14 million annually.
This position reports to the Controller and performs journey-level accounting work. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Prepare journal entries and perform month-end and year-end closing activities;
Assist in preparing monthly financial reports;
Ensure proper and timely recording and analysis of accounts and contract payable activities;
Ensure proper and prompt recording and reconciliation accounts receivables and cash flow activities;
Assist in providing auditors required audit reports and analysis of revenue and expense accounts;
Coordinate with project managers and department directors’ approval of POs and invoices;
Ensure timely payments of vendor accounts to maintain good credit standing;
Handle AP internal and external inquiries such as: schedule of payment and invoice adjustment or correction;
Prepare billings and ensure timely collection; of accounts receivable arising from grants subsidies, rent and special services;
Prepare quarterly Use Tax return and federal, state and local grants compliance reports and analysis;
Archive records into Laserfiche to maintain compliance with retention policy;
Participate in annual inventory counts and cash fares audit at transit facilities;
Process Point of Sale transactions for transit stores;
Ensure mathematical accuracy and proper documentation of NTD sampling reports;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
Theories, principles, and practices of accounting, business finance, and financial record-keeping
Financial analysis and research procedures
Microsoft excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Two years professional-level accounting experience
Experience with accounting software applications desirable
The individual selected for this position must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.