Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant
Austin Transit Partnership Transportation Department
 Austin, Texas
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Director of Accounting for Austin Transit Partnership (ATP). This position is responsible for providing financial information to management by preparing, researching, and analyzing accounting data and preparing intermediate level reports.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience reconciling financial accounts, preparing, and reporting financial data, and maintaining complex databases
  • Oracle Software experience preferred but not required.

ABOUT AUSTIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP

The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) was officially created (by the City of Austin and the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in December 2020, as the independent entity, accountable and responsible for the financing, design, construction, and overall implementation of Project Connect.

ATP’s charge is to deliver on the voters’ transit vision in partnership with the community — and in a way that embeds equity, sustainability, and transparency as overarching priorities. ATP is driven by data, which includes community input, and is committed to meeting voters’ goals and honoring Austin’s values

A seven-member Board of Directors provides strategic oversight of the program and convenes the community, as well as experts and partners who are crucial to delivering the program and achieving the public’s vision and goals. Certain foundational documents, including the Joint Powers Agreement among ATP, the City of Austin, and CapMetro, define ATP’s responsibilities, which include:

  • “financing, designing, building, implementing, and contracting with Capital Metro to operate and maintain [Project Connect assets] in a manner independent of the City and Capital Metro.”
  • actively ensuring that all parts of the community have a voice in the development of the program and providing regular program updates to the community and partners.
  • creating and deploying “transit supportive anti-displacement strategies;” and
  • approving interlocal agreements and the Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Austin and CapMetro.

Learn more about ATP at https://atptx.org.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

The Austin Transit Partnership is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. ATP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.

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