Orange County Transportation Authority
Full Time
Orange, CA 92868
$40.15 - $46.89 an hour
Posted 16 days ago
Job description
Overview: About OCTA:

Since its formation in 1991, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has kept residents and commuters moving throughout the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. OCTA’s responsibilities, programs and services impact every aspect of transportation within the state’s third largest county.

OCTA keeps people moving by reducing freeway congestion, improving safety and efficiency on our local roads, providing bus service and regional multimodal connections, helping people find ways to leave their cars home, and providing safe, convenient transportation to those with special needs. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork/partnership, communication, customer focus, can-do spirit and safety.


Under general supervision, performs professional accounting activities which support the preparation, recordation, and reconciliation of accounting/business transactions.

This is a non-exempt position in Salary Grade N: Min $33.40 – Mid $40.15 – Max $46.89 hourly. The starting salary will be within this range based on qualifications.

The position will remain open until filled.


This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Maintains accounting records to assure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and other special requirements.
  • Perform month-end and year-end closing activities.
  • Determines validity and allocability of charges to various accounts and the adequacy of reserve amounts.
  • Assists in maintaining the general ledger and various subsidiary ledgers.
  • Grant accounting including the preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).
  • Accounting for Capital Projects including accruals.
  • Accounting for business type activities.
  • Accounting and financial reporting for leases.
  • Reviews and analyzes invoices related to capital expenses to determine compliance with GAAP in terms of capital asset accounting.
  • Maintains fixed asset ledgers and performs monthly reconciliation with general ledger.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of accounting procedures.
  • Prepares required schedules and assists independent auditors during the annual audit.
  • Prepares various federal and state agency reports.
  • Ensures the maintenance of fixed asset records and prepares required reports.
  • Contributes to the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
  • Assists in monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.
  • Analyzes transactions and prepares periodic reports of activity; computes mathematical and statistical data for various financial reports.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field with a minimum of three years of professional experience in accounting.

Knowledge of:

  • General Accounting principles, practices, procedures, and systems.
  • Fiscal record-keeping practices and audit procedures.
  • Financial analysis principles, statistical methods, and flowcharts.

Ability to:

  • Compile and analyze complex data.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets.
  • Understand the procedures necessary for handling confidential and sensitive information and exercise sound judgment.
  • Work with spreadsheets and word processing software on microcomputer.
  • Maintain accounting records on the modified accrual basis of accounting.
  • Locate, classify, and interpret a variety of financial, statistical, and related information.

Working Conditions/Physical Activities:

(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. OCTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

Positions in this class typically require:

  • Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
  • Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
  • Positions in this class typically require: Reaching, Finger Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing, and Repetitive Motions in computer use.

Compensation and Benefits:

OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision health insurance programs, flex time (may be available), paid sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, deferred compensation plan, educational reimbursement, excellent in-house training programs, free transportation passes for the employee and dependents, wellness and ergonomic programs, and much more.

OCTA is an equal employment opportunity employer that recruits, hires, and promotes qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability, genetic information, military and veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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