Transit Systems 2022-06-19 2022-07-24

Senior Accountant (Regional)

First Transit
Elmira, NY or Cincinnati, OH

Job ID: 143655
Job Status: Full-time

First things First: Who are we?
First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

About the Position
The Senior Accountant prepares basic financial reports under limited supervision. Performs the more complex activities related to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. The Senior Accountant also prepares income and balance sheet statements, consolidated statements, and various other accounting statements and reports, for their designated region. This position does require roughly 15% travel. This position helps support multiple locations with multi-facet needs from finance to accounting.

  • Analyzes financial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Reviews and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Analyzes trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
  • Reports the company’s finances to management, offering suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
  • Prepares journal entries as needed.
  • Conducts special studies and develops or recommends accounting methods and procedures.
  • Coordinates accounting matters with other departments, locations, and divisions.
  • Reconciles assigned accounts and calculates depreciation/amortization expenses.
  • Reports actuals and forecasts for the designated region (Central).
  • Prepares and distributes monthly Financial Books.
  • May assist with training and mentoring Accountants and Staff Accountants.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required, Masters is preferred.
  • CPA is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • 3+ years of related experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
  • Preferred knowledge of "period" accounting or 4-4-5 accounting.
  • Ability to work under very limited supervision with positive results.
  • Experience with MS Office products and accounting software preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong ability to perform and manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability to manage and organize work assignments, styles, and relationships with several respective managers.

First for a Reason

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.

Diversity & Inclusion
Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.

Professional Advancement
Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.

Extensive Training
Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.

Community Service & Impact
Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others.

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!

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