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Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager

First Transit has been purchased by Transdev and will be the employer for this job posting. We are the leading integrator and operator of multiple modes of transportation. With a combined presence in 43 US states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, we have lots of opportunities for growth! You can find additional job opportunities and locations directly at

About the Position

Responsible for all accounting oversight at the location level. Prepares financial reports under general supervision. Performs moderately complex activities related to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. Performs administrative tasks related to accounting and finance.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for completion of monthly financial close for location(s), inclusive of preparing journal entries; GL review and completing variance explanation reports to forecast, budget, and prior year.
  • Prepares and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Responsible for preparing routine invoices to clients, reconciling client payments, and tracking
    incentives as applicable. Supervises billing/trip editors (where applicable) to ensure accuracy and timelines.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely payroll submissions; provides oversight/spot checks of payroll entries; reviews wage and benefits; supervises payroll clerical staff.
  • Where applicable, responsible for all aspects of cash and fare media reconciliations and reporting, including oversight of daily counts, preparation of daily deposits, daily and monthly reconciliations to expected intake.
  • Responsible for accurate AP; including resolving invoice concerns, ensuring proper GL coding, review of use of Purchase Orders by location staff; maintenance of vendor records
  • Reports the company’s finances to management, offering suggestions about resource utilization and assumptions underlying budgets and forecasts.
  • Coordinates and communicates accounting matters with other departments on site. Attends staff meetings, safety meetings, and participates in a team setting.
  • Responsible for asset management inclusive of quarterly inventory counts, preparation of capital expenditure requests, and understanding of the fixed asset policies.
  • Responsible for the preparation of routine forecasts. Analyzes trends, costs, revenues, and financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
  • Responsible for creating the annual budget with the input of the GM and supporting staff.

Minimum Experience & Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required, CPA or further education is desirable. 
  • 3-5 years of related experience is required. 
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
  • Experience with MS Office products and accounting software preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of 4-4-5 period accounting is a plus.

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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55854 - Spring Street
3400 Spring St.,N.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55413
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    First Transit
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    Full Time
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