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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer


Bulletin No:
Job Title:
Closing Date:
Salary Grade:
Salary Range:
$69,722 - $87,131 - $104,541

At Will**

Other Info:

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)


Basic Function

To perform complex government accounting, grant billing, project accounting, payroll, and financial analytical and reporting work or serve as a lead to journey level accountants and subordinate staff

Example Of Duties

  • Performs complex government accounting, budget, grant billing, and payroll research and analyses to ensure or validate the accuracy of Metro's financial and payroll records
  • Reviews and validates the accuracy of financial, receivable, payable, and payroll records, statements and reports
  • Analyzes complex grant funding agreements, bond issues, and other financial contractual agreements with Federal, State and, local governmental agencies
  • Prepares and presents financial, cost allocation, labor, and internal or external management reports using accounting software as needed
  • Prepares and reviews Request for Proposals and related procurement requirements for goods and contract services
  • Evaluates accounting systems such as grants billing, payroll, garnishment, and other financial reports to ensure conformance with applicable labor codes, regulations, and governmental accounting and other reporting standards
  • Monitors, reviews, and analyzes financial data, including reconciliation of general ledger accounts against accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers and recommending or approving journal or adjusting entries to ensure accuracy of recorded transactions
  • Provides audit support and communicates accounting and reporting issues to internal and external auditors and other regulatory agencies by reviewing, analyzing, and preparing supporting documents and other audit schedules and analyses
  • Identifies and develops accounting processes to maximize the use of financial and reporting systems that will improve responsiveness to financial and compliance reporting, audit and analysis needs
  • Plans and performs assigned projects and duties; assists in the development of accounting/payroll forms, systems, policies, procedures, and manuals
  • Responds to inquiries and acts as a liaison to other departments, senior management, regulatory agencies, auditors, and financial institutions Designs, develops and implements required/ad hoc financial reports for internal and external requestors
  • Determines needs and participates in the implementation and enhancement of automated financial information systems application and financial reporting procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • 4 year's journey-level accounting experience performing complex financial analysis or governmental financial reporting
Preferred Qualifications

Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:
  • Experience with governmental accounting or non-profit accounting in regards to accounting requirements, compliance, reporting and grants billing is desirable

  • Experience with accounting software and Microsoft suite package (Excel, PowerPoint, MS Word)

  • Professional Certificates/Licenses: CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is desirable


  • Theories, principles, and practices of governmental accounting, auditing, grant billing, project accounting, and budgeting and information systems, and if applicable, payroll processes and payroll labor laws
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations, governing financial reporting of a public agency
  • Relevant computer business software applications and research techniques
  • Governmental financial reporting
  • Query tools, advanced spreadsheet functions, and creating form and reporting templates
  • Principles of supervision


  • Perform and coordinate financial, grant billing or payroll reviews
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, sharing issues with other customers
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, financial statements, and correspondence
  • Operate computers and general office equipment
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Handle highly confidential information
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions; determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Compile and analyze complex data, and perform complex analyses and research
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Provide prompt and knowledgeable customer service
  • Display and foster team cooperation and achievement
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. mb

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.