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Accounting Manager

Company: First Transit
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Why Work at First?

Excellent question! With over 800 locations across our divisions, you will have exponential growth opportunity. Furthermore, because safety is our number one priority, you will work in a safe and positive work environment every day. Lastly, you will receive a competitive benefits package that includes: 401k with company match, paid time off, and a complete insurance plan after 30 days of employment (health, dental, and vision).

Responsibilities of an Accounting Manager

  • 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.
  • Analyzes financial reports and records, making recommendations to region finance lead relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Prepares and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Responsible for preparing routine invoices to client; reconciling client payments and tracking incentives/disincentives 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; includes 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 preparation of routine forecasts. Analyzes trends, costs, revenues, 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.
  • Acts as the liaison between location and corporate/region for all accounting and finance related matters
  • Conducts special projects and/or analysis as needed by client or company. Performs other functions as assigned.

What we would like you to possess:

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

Apply today to join our team

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.



Keywords: First Transit, Minneapolis , Accounting Manager, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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