Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Location of position: 
Chicago, IL
Wage/Salary: 
$60,000 - $70,000
Date Posted: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Job Description: 

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), located in downtown Chicago, is currently accepting applications to fill the Accountant position.

Under the direction of the Chief Accountant/AP Supervisor and the Controller, the candidate is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely recording and processing of the organization’s payable and related transactions including vendor payments, employee expenses, third party travel reimbursements, other payment obligations, credit card processing and issues resolution. Responsible for reporting, analyzing and reconciling specific accounts. Responsibilities include review and approval (as needed) of all vouchers for payment in keeping with the company’s limits of authority protocol.

This position will review and verify general ledger (G/L) codes on invoices, handle inquiries, issue debit/credit memos as necessary, approval routing, and entry to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System. Analyze and reconcile vendor accounts, run weekly cash requirement report for management approval, and maintains weekly aging report. Analyze and prepare year-end accruals, the SEC documentation, and the Combining financial report. The position will create and record journal entries for the general fund, capital fund payments, and year end accruals, perform monthly reconciliations, and a host of other accounting responsibilities.

In addition, provide backup for other staff and assist with special projects as assigned in the Controller division.