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Program Manager, Technical Accounting

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

The Program Manager, Technical Accounting reports directly to the Controller. This position is responsible for leadership and oversight of accounting projects for the organization. Monitor and ensure adherence to established project management requirements, standards, and methodologies. This position works to align project deliverables with Capital Metro’s mission and strategic goals. Assists in interpreting Interlocal and other contractual agreements with an accounting perspective. This role is also responsible for providing customer focused service and building positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders and customers, by understanding their needs, problems, and providing timely communication and service. 
 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
Note: The duties and primary responsibilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.?

  • Responsible for oversight of multiple accounting projects by working closely with project management staff, contractors, and vendors by setting work priorities, planning, and forecasting workload, and establishing and maintaining customer/supplier relationships. May be required to directly manage all or a portion of an accounting project.
  • Complete complex projects by researching new accounting standards and related reporting/ information requirements, organizing/summarizing research results, and presenting recommendations to management for timely implementation in the CapMetro’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Help the Accounting team including general ledger, accounts payable, and payroll as needed with the heavy workload and meeting deadlines.
  • Assist in interpreting the Interlocal and other contractual agreements with an accounting perspective to adhere to the terms in a timely manner.
  • Manage the portfolio of accounting projects and provide consolidated reporting for status and financial reconciliation as well as the forecasting for current and future fiscal years.
  • Manage the portfolio of accounting projects for key performance indicators that may create risks for adherence to scope, schedule, budget, and quality.
  • Work closely with the Project Managers to assist on accounting projects throughout the lifecycle of the project, including business case, cost benefit analysis, project profile, project management plans, assessments, and scopes to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Serve as accounting team’s knowledgeable resource in accounting research for Capital Metro. Research and stay current on new guidance, publications, standards, and emerging trends related to risk management and internal control as it relates to accounting.
  • Collaborate across functions and inter departmentally to document, evaluate, and improve accounting processes as directed by the Controller.
  • Provide periodic reports to management and other reports as requested.
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain financial policies and procedures. Develop and coordinate training and other professional development opportunities to foster a strong controls culture and enhance fraud prevention efforts.
  • Perform periodic reviews of financial processes and policies to identify gaps in internal controls and opportunities to improve efficiency, compliance, and data integrity. Assist in implementing corrective action responsive to audit findings.
  • Always maintain a safe working environment.
  • Support Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) process by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action and reporting safety and security concerns. 
  • Other related duties as assigned.
     

RESPONSIBILITIES - SUPERVISOR AND/OR LEADERSHIP EXERCISED:
Manages department personnel by planning, scheduling, delegating, and overseeing employee work assignments, authorizing, coordinating, and scheduling work with vendors and consultants, conducting personnel actions, including, hiring, and interviewing, and overseeing hiring, training, work assignments, and performance evaluations.
 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field, which include twenty-four (24) college semester hours in accounting.
  • Six (6) years of progressive responsible experience as a senior accountant or similar position.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
  • Experience in Project management and business process management. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute preferred.

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