Revenue Accountant

Revenue Accountant
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
 San Francisco, California
Job Description

Salary: $96,884.74 - $122,873.30 Annually

A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged

Be ready to rethink your assumptions about the public sector. Flexible hours? Flexible work location? A beautiful, well-located, high amenity building for on-site work? Yes, yes, and yes!

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit

The Revenue Accountant position is part of the General Ledger and Financial Reporting unit within the Finance Section. The General Ledger and Financial Reporting unit maintains financial integrity over the general ledger accounts, oversees toll revenue from the seven state-owned toll bridges and from the express lanes, prepares the Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports (ACFR) and other stand-alone financial statements, and works closely with the auditors for the annual audits.

Under the supervision of the Toll Revenue Supervisor, this position prepares toll revenues from the seven state-owned toll bridges and from the express lanes. This process includes preparing daily toll revenue entries and monthly toll revenue and traffic reports; reviewing trial balance from the Regional Customer Service Center to record into BATA financial statements; researching and investigating variances; recording and analyzing the data; working with the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) unit, Electronic Payment department and other areas to ensure the accuracy of toll revenue accounting; reviewing and reconciling the general ledger accounts; and performing other job-related tasks or assignments as required.

All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Service Workers.


The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Electronic payment and revenue collection.
  • Financial accounting systems.
  • Microsoft Office, advanced Excel skills.
  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Uses resources to identify problems, solve them, act decisively, and show good judgement in decision making.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task.


An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:


  • A Bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, finance or related field, including completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting. A Master's degree is desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)


  • Three years of increasingly complex professional accounting and auditing experience, with demonstrated proficiency in overseeing at least one major accounting program area; including the equivalent of two years as an Accountant/Auditor I for MTC.


  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.


Under the supervision of the Toll Revenue Supervisor, the Revenue Accountant will prepare the toll revenues from the seven state-owned toll bridges and from the express lanes. This process includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare daily toll revenue entries.
  • Prepare monthly express lanes and other revenue entries.
  • Prepare monthly toll revenue and traffic reports by bridges. Coordinate the overall toll revenue reporting.
  • Reconcile and identify toll revenue variances and investigate the reasons for the differences.
  • Summarize the individual bridge reports into the monthly consolidated toll revenue report.
  • Perform complex monthly reconciliation of revenues by bridge and adjust as appropriate.
  • Perform monthly reconciliation between General Ledger and service center trial balance and various reports.
  • Analyze, classify, and determine proper accounting treatment of toll transactions. Allocate and segregate toll revenue by programs. Coordinate and record financial entries into the financial system in accordance with accounting principles.
  • Perform analysis and management studies of accounting requirements and participate in the decision-making process to resolve financial issues.
  • Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with ETC revenue section, Electronic Payment department and other areas to ensure the accuracy of toll revenue accounting.
  • Assist in other monthly financial close activities, year end close, and with the annual audits.
  • Prepare year-end schedules for audit and provide documentation for auditors as necessary.
  • Assist in the preparation of Accounting Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Section.

HYBRID WORK - Employees may need to be in the office for some assignments/tasks that can only be done onsite or at a designated MTC work assignment location. The individual in this position will be required to come into the office as needed.