Manager of Accounting
The Manager of Accounting maintains the general ledger and its subsidiary ledgers to ensure the accurate accounting and reporting of BJCTA’s financial and statutory reporting. Coordinates with all the departments that impact the general ledger to assure accurate and timely reporting. Assists with the financial, payroll and excise tax reporting, journal entries, budgeting, cash management and the continual improvement of internal control policies and processes. Responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, and directing BJCTA business operations including financial functions of fiscal and accounting services, facilities, and other related operational functions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Prepares and records monthly and yearly general journal entries, reviews and controls subsidiary accounts in relation to the general ledger to ensure the proper recording of financial transactions.
- Coordinates, reviews for validity and updates modules to ensure timely closing and presentation of a financial package monthly, quarterly, and annually, including the year-end close.
- Prepare financial statements and reports for review by the CFO.
- Assists with training various levels of personnel within the authority about the correct accounting methods and procedures to follow.
- Revises, develops, and submits suggestions for changes to policies and procedures that will benefit the Authority with compliance and efficiency issues.
- Develops and maintains a current a policy manual of assigned tasks in an electronic format.
- Acts as liaison with other departments to ensure all entries impacting the general ledger are correct and have adequate documentation.
- Prepares the Accounts Payable (AP) accrual monthly and coordinates questions with Accounts Payable personnel.
- Reconciles AP to the Trial Balance monthly.
- Monthly variance analysis during Financial Statement preparation. Provide assistance to the CEO with variance analysis for meetings with Senior Management.
- Monitors proper documentation of monthly expenses.
- Performs timely year-end analysis to ensure all fiscal year activity is properly recorded.
- Works with Payroll to understand the effect of payroll entries on the financials and assists with monitoring for accuracy.
- Designs and maintains accounting information systems to produce timely and relevant financial data for internal decision-making purpose and for meeting agency, regulatory and other external requirements. Oversees and manages cash flow, purchasing, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
- Responsible for all day-to-day accounting duties and responsibilities.
- Validates the accuracy of account balances and other financial data.
- Prepares and analyzes financial data as it related to the financial status.
- Responsible for daily activities and work product integrity of accounting and budget monitoring.
- Ensures the timely and accurate preparation of cyclical financial reports for operations and identify variances and coordinates with departments to manage the variations.
- Prepares the ledger entries, original entries, reconciliations, and trial balances; and develop and enforce fiscal control and reporting policies, procedures, practices, and forms.
- Plans and coordinates the fiscal year-end process to assure the accuracy of the annual financial statements.
- Plans and coordinates the annual audit and assist the eternal audit firm in drafting the annual financial report.
- Continually demonstrates the highest standards of business ethics, accuracy, precision, and working knowledge (or aptitude to learn) Government Accounting, GAAP, regulations related to Federal Transit Administration (FTA), TDA, IRS, and other reporting requirements.
- Prepares and submits required governmental reports, such as quarterly reports for FTA and annual reports for State Controller.
Supervision: Revenue Clerks, Accounting Specialist I, Senior Staff Accountant, and Accounting Specialist II.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Experience: Four or more progressive years of experience in related field. Supervisory experience is required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures, data processing capabilities including the use of personal computers and computer networks; regulatory agency reporting requirements; payroll functions; retirement systems; modern office procedures. Skilled in use and application of personal computers and software including all Microsoft office or equivalents; use of modern office equipment. Communicate effectively both orally and written; prepare a variety of financial statements and reports; develop and maintain documentation of different accounting cycles; handle multiple tasks. Ensure that the general ledger is maintained efficiently and accurately. Demonstrate independent judgement and initiative, work success
BJCTA is a Drug-Free/Smoke-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Birmingham, AL 35203: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Accounting: 4 years (Preferred)
- Supervisory: 3 years (Preferred)
- Payroll management: 4 years (Preferred)
- Accounts payable: 4 years (Preferred)
- CPA (Preferred)
Work Location: One location