Los Angeles Metro
May 25, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type


Basic Function
Provides day-to-day supervision of professional, technical, and clerical accounting staff engaged in the recording and reporting of the agency's financial data or credit and collections work.

Example Of Duties

  • Supervises day-to-day activities of professional, technical, and clerical accounting staff engaged in financial reporting, disbursing, and other accounting functions
  • Establishes and implements policies, procedures, work standards, internal controls, and systems to ensure accuracy and security of financial records and source documents
  • Supervises the research of finance or payroll issues and makes recommendations to senior management
  • Provides recommendations and advice to internal and external customers and management on complex finance issues, cost standards, legal requirements, and labor and tax laws
  • Reviews various financial audit and federal reporting requirements, and responds to various inquiries from federal, state, and local agencies
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of Metro monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports/ payroll related tax reports, and other pertinent schedules
  • Performs complex technical accounting and financial studies or credit and collections studies
  • Reviews complex grant funding agreements, bond issues, and other financial contractual agreements with federal, state, and local governmental agencies
  • Prepares, reviews, and supervises the preparation of board and other management reports
  • Develops and implements checks and balances procedures to ensure internal controls compliance
  • Coordinates with departmental management staff regarding any related processes, such as timekeeping, payroll, project management, billing, and accounts payable and accounts receivable invoice processing
  • Maintains, upgrades, and enhances accounting system applications
  • Supervises staff on workload distribution, task prioritization, and planning; provides training and guidance; and monitors and evaluates performance
  • Accounts for assigned employees and personal compliance with all of Metro's safety rules, polices, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field


  • Five years of relevant experience in accounting; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and/or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience performing accounting functions for Accounts Payable and/or Project Accounting
  • Experience supervising and leading teams of non-represented and/or represented direct reports
  • Experience streamlining accounting processes and system improvements
  • Experience reviewing invoices for payment and analyzing grant billing
  • Experience administering multiple deadline driven regulatory compliances


  • Theories, principles, and practices of governmental accounting, financial information systems, grants administration, budgets, credit and collections, business finance, and financial recordkeeping and reporting
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations related to governmental accounting, recordkeeping, and reporting for a public agency
  • Applicable accounting codes, regulations, and cost accounting standards
  • Metro policy, procedures, labor contracts, and internal controls
  • Accounting applications and reporting tools
  • Principles of supervision and modern management theory
  • Applicable business software applications


  • Performing complex accounting or credit and collections work and financial analysis
  • Organizing, planning, and directing the work of accounting staff
  • Setting and monitoring goals, schedules, and budgets, and department/agency objectives
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Analyzing data and situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with all levels of Metro staff and external representatives and customers
  • Supervising, training, coaching, mentoring, and motivating assigned accounting staff
  • Organizing and managing time
  • Operating computers and general office equipment


  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Think and act independently
  • Establish and implement applicable policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Plan staff and financial needs of the department
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application. Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. RW
*Open to the public and all Metro employeesThis job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

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