SRTA is a public agency that administers over $24 million in state and federal funds for the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation projects. SRTA’s current staff of ten employees work with local, state, and federal partners to identify transportation needs, set priorities, and secure funding. Additional information about SRTA is available online at www.srta.ca.gov.
Under general supervision, performs complex professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying financial records; prepares financial statements and statistical reports; provides information to SRTA staff, management, and board of directors regarding accounting practices and procedures; reconciles general ledger accounts; processes reimbursement billings to all funding agencies; organizes and maintains accounting database systems; participates in the preparation of SRTA’s budgets and Overall Work Program; prepares interim and year-end financial statements and audit schedules; performs day-to-day human resources administration and office management duties; assists with benefits administration; provides complex technical and responsible support to the executive director; and performs related work as required.
Receives general direction from the executive director. Exercises no direct supervision over staff. Exercises technical direction and training to agency staff and oversight of consultants on a day-to-day or project basis.
This is a professional accounting classification. Incumbents exercise a high level of discretion and independent judgment in performing the full range of routine to complex accounting, financial record-keeping, payroll, day-to-day human resources, benefits administration, and risk management functions. Successful performance of the work requires extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; expertise in reporting and accounting under the Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards; the ability to implement the provisions of the Office of Management and Budget Circulars; fund accounting; fiscal management; and general office management. Incumbents will develop indirect cost rates and proposals as well as allocate costs. Must have extensive knowledge in the design and implementation of internal controls. Must be able to communicate technical information verbally and in writing to non-accounting professionals, the public, and the SRTA Board of Directors.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and five (5) years of responsible professional public accounting and auditing experience and/or governmental accounting experience.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds. Some travel using an employee’s personal vehicle, or a rental car may be required for meetings, workshops or training.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.
Annual salary range is $80,419.00 to $112,921.60, plus benefits package. Maximum pay includes up to 5% performance-based pay and 5% longevity pay after ten years of service.
In addition, SRTA offers an excellent benefit package, including: medical, dental, and vision benefits; in-lieu retiree medical contributions (dollar for dollar match of employee contribution up to 3% of annual pay); employer paid 457 deferred compensation retirement program (in-lieu of Social Security participation) of 6.2%; CalPERS retirement of 2.0% at age 55 for “legacy” members (CalPERS member before 1/1/2013) or 2.0% at age 62 (CalPERS member after 1/1/2013); 12 paid holidays per year; flexible spending account; long-term disability insurance; life insurance; and travel, training reimbursement. SRTA Benefit Summary Sheet is available online at http://www.srta.ca.gov/168/Employment.