Manager of Accounting - Financial Reporting
Bay Area Rapid Transit - San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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Marketing Statement

A job at BART offers the satisfaction of providing an invaluable public service, while accomplishing your own career goals, earning highly competitive pay, and enjoying an unparalleled benefits program. BART , a wonderful career opportunity.

Pay and Benefits

BART offers one of the most comprehensive compensation and benefits programs you will find anywhere. We pay at rates that are strongly competitive in the labor market, and complement our pay program with an outstanding benefits package. Benefits include the renowned CalPERS pension, excellent medical, vision, and dental coverage, supplemental insurances, excellent paid holidays and vacation, as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART on your behalf. BART also saves you money in your paycheck because no deductions are made for Social Security.

Effective January 1, 2013, all newly hired or rehired District employees are subject to the terms and conditions of the new Public Employees Pension Reform Act of 2013 (AB340) affecting pension and pension contributions.

Pay Rate

Pay Band 8 $7,101.42/Monthly -$11,007.33/Monthly

Posted Date

February 4, 2013

Closing Date

Open Until Further Notice.
This posting may close at anytime based on District hiring needs.

Reports To

C. Gan, Assistant Controller

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

Under general supervision this position is responsible for maintaining the General Ledger, financial reporting and billing of grants and other reimbursable costs of the Capitol Corridors Joint Powers Authority. This position coordinates the activities and operations of the Financial Accounting Systems involving Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Time Administration, Project Costing, Asset Management and Inventory related to Capitol Corridors Joint Powers Authority; assist the Accounting Manager of General Ledger in processing and coordinating the activities and operations of the Financial Accounting Systems involving Payroll, Project Costing activities related to labor charges, and Asset Management for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; reviews and approves disbursement transactions; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Controller; and performs related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following skills, experience and knowledge:

1) Experience in the preparation of financial statements.
2) Analytical review of various accounts.
3) Preparation of supporting work paper documentation.

Preferred Education and Experience:
* Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
* Audit experience from a public accounting firm.
* CPA certification preferred.
* Ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks or deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

1) Responsible for month and year-end closings of the general ledger for Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority; monitors reviews and approves closing transactions and journal entries; coordinates the activities of other financial systems modules and review and process interface transactions from subsystems; prepares, reviews, and oversees the distribution of financial performance reports.

2) Reviews and approves transactions involving the capitalization, disposals, and depreciation of fixed assets.

3) Prepares and reviews billing reimbursements to funding agencies; prepares and reviews close-out reports for completed grants; represents Accounting Department in meetings with other departments and funding agencies .

4) Process and coordinates the activities and operations of the Financial Accounting Systems involving Payroll and Project Costing activities related to labor charges for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

5) Handles and coordinates external and internal audits; coordinates audits with certified public accounting firms and government agencies related to Capitol Corridors Joint Powers Authority; coordinates efforts to complete audits in a timely manners; oversees the preparation and reconciliation of confirmation requests to banks, legal counsel, funding agencies, and other parties; prepares and reviews schedules, reconciliations, worksheets, and analyses required by audits; identifies weaknesses in internal controls and recommends changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness.

6) Responsible for the preparation, review and submission of quarterly and annual reports required by other government agencies.

7) Performs administrative functions related to set up of Funds, Accounts, Departments and other chartfieds used in Peoplesoft Financial System related to Capitol Corridors Joint Powers Authority; maintains and updates validation rules and trees used for reporting; initiates, identifies and participates in the development and implementation of upgrades and enhancements involving the PeopleSoft Financial System.

8) Selects, trains, motivates assigned personnel; and provides and coordinates staff training.

9) Plans, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of accounting staff; directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned staff; assigns work activities and projects; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.

10) Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommends and implements resulting policies and procedures.

11) Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identifies resource needs; reviews with appropriate management staff; and implements improvements.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional accounting experience which must have included at least one (1) year of administrative and/or supervisory experience.

Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of assigned accounting services area including accounts payable, general accounting or payroll.
Principles and practices of a variety of accounting and payroll systems.
Principles and practices of computerized accounting systems.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Methods and techniques of accounting data analysis.
Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skill in:
Supervising and coordinating accounting services in assigned accounting services area. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff.
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
Researching, analyzing and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Operating office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Interpreting and applying Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.

Selection Process

This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations)

The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer-related), genetic information or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by calling (510) 464-6112.

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veteran's must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.


When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112 for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please call the Employment Help Line at (510) 464-6112, between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

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