Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $75,000-$82,000 annually
  • Experience Level Managerial
  • Education 4-year degree

Company Information:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transit authority established by New York State with more than 1,000 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS partners with the community it serves to provide vital, safe, and sustainable transportation services to nearly 8 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, school, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Manager of Accounting Services is responsible for managing RGRTA’s accounting and payroll functions and staff, including but not limited to, coordinating the monthly and annual preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, payroll preparation; completing reports; maintaining records.

 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Accounting Services

 

SUPERVISES:  Senior Accountant(s), Supervisor of Payroll, and Courier

 

SALARY RANGE: $75,000-$82,000 annually (depends on experience)

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Staying Healthy: Medical, Dental (currently free) and Vision (currently free), Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Feeling Secure: Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, NY State Deferred Compensation Plan, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Accident Insurance, Group Specified Disease Insurance and Hospital Insurance
  • Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO: 17 days upon hire; accrue additional time after 1 year), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays, Verizon Wireless Discount, On-site Fitness Center open 24/7, Employee Wellness Program, Culture & Inclusion Council, BJ’s Wholesale Club Discount, and more!

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the accounting and payroll staff who are responsible for financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
  • Establishes internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions.
  • Oversees preparation of business activity reports.
  • Oversees the production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards.
  • Oversees filing of quarterly federal & state tax returns.
  • Audit accounts to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and requirements; coordinates with outside auditors and provides needed information for the annual external audit.
  • Oversees the production and issuance of paychecks and transmission of ACH and positive pay files to the bank.
  • Oversees fare revenue collection and financial tracking.
  • Provides recommendations to management on short- and long-term financial objectives and policies.
  • Identify and coordinate training needs, initiate development of subordinates through training and goal setting.
  • Ability to direct, monitor, and appraise performance in multiple areas of accounting and payroll with various subject matter experts while building collaboration within the team.
  • Identifies areas of process improvement via process, procedure or technology and has the ability to implement those improvements fostering collaboration and efficiencies.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or business-related field; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and public accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience in Lawson Financial System (Infor) preferred.
  • Experience in UKG system preferred.
  • Proven working experience in roles such as Audit Manager, Accounting Manager, Accounting Supervisor or Finance Manager with at least five (5) years of general accounting experience across all accounting disciplines; at least five (5) years of experience supervising employees.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent computer skills, including intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite, Lawson Financial System (Infor), and Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG).
  • Must serve as administrator on various financial institutions’ websites, applications, and software.
  • Attentive to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to work across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to think critically and strategically; business insight.
  • Adaptability; flexibility; ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Proven leadership ability.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit while using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to walk, talk, hear, see, and use a computer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally be required to travel commercially.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

RGRTA is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTA will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.