Accounting Specialist Vacancy In Septa

Hiring Organization / Company: Septa
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time

Job Details:

Category: Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility: SEPTA Headquarters
City: Philadelphia
Date: Mar 1, 2021
Req ID: 1064

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.

We are currently seeking a Accounting Specialist (5153) in the Finance/Accounting.


Responsible for reviewing and coordinating information that affects the National Transit Database (NTD) Annual Report filing; anticipating and correcting problems throughout the year, coordinate regulatory changes; preparing monthly NTD filing, assist the Director, General Accounting in the operation of the General Accounting Department.

Prepare in final form assigned financial statements and reports, including disclosures, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and government requirements; prepare account analysis for assigned accounts and implement new accounting procedures or controls as needed.


  • Prepares in final form and coordinates statistical and financial sections of the annual NTD Report ensuring accuracy and regulatory compliance, and prepares responses to NTD Report inquires.
  • Coordinates and manages monthly NTD filing by coordinating and reviewing all statistical data; managing data entry function; and scheduling and monitoring general ledger posts and ensuring data runs are reviewed and balanced.
  • Prepares in final form: Quarterly dot Grants statistics.
  • Prepares financial statement footnote disclosures related to Cash and Investments.
  • Ensures that the days being counted as operational by mode by month, are the same for each departments calculating the data. Any variances need to be investigated and corrected in a timely manner. This ensures that the schedule and hours matches the passenger data being calculated and utilized in the NTD report.
  • Coordinates the discussion between the appropriate departments about any new routes added, removed or changed.
  • Reviews any proposed regulations or final rules issued by the Department of Transportation (FTA) that needs to be looked at during the year to determine any potential impact for NTD reporting and to start any needed discussions with the departments on potential changes needed.
  • Analyzes data being generated by the departments for accuracy throughout the year. Assists personnel within the departments with spreadsheet calculations and analysis as it relates to the overall effect of the NTD report.
  • Reviews new templates being utilized or changes to methods for accuracy and compliance with FTA guidelines. This gives SEPTA the opportunity to fix any issues during the year while the samples are being performed and not after the completion of the year when the samples have been completed.
  • Reviews results of the sampling being done for all modes to ensure systems are working correctly. Any large variances are investigated and analyzed. Should there continue to be large variations due to sampling, a possible discussion with the NTD analyst and FTA should be considered to stabilize the sample results.
  • Develops an understanding of how the NTD data is being sampled, prepared and presented within each department and potentially look for ways to improve efficiencies and accuracies.
  • Provides supervision of the staff reporting into this position, including the accurate and timely performance of assigned duties.
  • Prepares statistical and analytical responses to requests from financial and operational management as well as internal and external auditors.
  • Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities. Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field and five (5) years in a General Accounting and/or related field required.
  • Experience with personal computer spreadsheet applications required.
  • Experience in implementing improvements to existing accounting, and internal control procedures required.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to accomplishing assigned duties on time required.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Location Information:
City: Philadelphia
State: Pa
Country: Us
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Job Listing No# : 21155

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