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Accounting Manager

Detroit Transportation Corporation
Detroit, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Part-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

POSITION:                            Manager, Accounting Administration

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:              General Manager

 

FLSA STATUS:                     Exempt / Non Union

 

POSITION OUTLINE:         Under general direction, responsible for all operations in connection with financial matters including accounts receivable and payable, payroll and auditing; trains and supervises accounting administration department staff; develops and initiates systems, policies and procedures for transacting financial matters; and ensures that the financial system is accurate, efficient and in accordance with general accepted accounting practices.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develops and implements the Accounting Administrative Division’s goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures; responsible for establishing, maintaining and updating the Corporation's internal accounting control system; directs the general accounting activities of the general ledger to assure that the Corporation's accounting policies, procedures and records are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Coordinates the underwriting activities of the Corporation's casualty-property insurance program with outside insurance brokers; responsible for the administration of the Corporation's retirement plan including plan accounting, financial reporting, ERISA requirements, and providing actuarial benefit information; directs and supervises the preparation of grant applications to state and federal agencies; develops, and monitors the Corporation's annual budget and cash management system; coordinates the development of the Corporation's short and long range financial plan including revenue and expenditure forecasts. Responsible for coordinating all year-end audit work with independent auditors as well as federal, state and city auditors; prepares Corporation's quarterly and annual financial statements; establishes the Corporation's short term investment policies and coordinates investment activities with financial institutions; coordinates the management of all the Corporation's trust accounts with financial institutions; responsible for recruiting and training accounting staff; designs, implements and modifies the data processing system; prepares and revises the fiscal operations procedures manual; responsible for the development and implementation of all fare/revenue collection procedures; directs the collection and analysis of ridership data for the preparation, comparison, and distribution of monthly ridership reports; responds to requests for information; other duties as assigned.

Responsible for incorporating safety into all aspects of job functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must have thorough knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as well as governmental auditing and reporting standards; thorough familiarity with financial administration including budgeting, planning, coordinating and directing complex financial transaction, developing, revising and installing accounting systems and procedures; inter­preting and applying appropriate laws and regulations; preparing varied financial state­ments, reports and analyses; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to plan and supervise accounting and related activities and to prepare complex accounting and fiscal reports; initiative and resourcefulness in handling supervisory and technical accounting problems. Knowledge of federal and state transit funding programs and grant application process.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education equivalent to graduation from a university of recognized standing with specialization in accounting and business administration; considerable experience in responsible accounting work, a reasonable part of which must have been in the supervision of others. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a CPA certificate would be desirable. Valid driver's license; must pass a completed physical examination.

 

Company Description
The Detroit People Mover (DPM) was built as part of an Urban
Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) – now Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) demonstration project. The intent of that
program was to determine how well a fully automated transit
system might contribute to the revitalization of central business
districts of major older cities such as Detroit, and whether such an
automated technology could provide effective circulation/distribution
service at a cost lower than conventional bus systems.
Construction of the DPM system began in the spring of 1983
under the auspices of the Southeastern Michigan Transit Authority
(SEMTA), now the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional
Transportation (SMART). On October 3, 1985, the Detroit
Transportation Corporation (DTC) was established to be the agency
responsible for completion of the project construction and thereafter
assume full ownership responsibility for the DPM. The DPM system
began operating revenue service on July 31, 1987.
The DTC is owner and operator of the DPM. The Detroit People
Mover is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an
elevated single-track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The
system provides connections between the courts and administrative
offices of several levels of government, sport arenas, exhibition
centers, major hotels, and commercial, banking and retail districts.
Service is frequent, unencumbered by vehicle or pedestrian traffic,
and conveniently available throughout the central business district.
The integration of eight of the 13 People Mover stations into preexisting
structures links more than 9 million square feet that can be
traversed unimpeded by outside elements.
The DTC provides service to its patrons according to a seven-day
schedule, which equates to 118.5 hours of operation per week for
a nominal fee of 75 cents per ride. A fleet of 12 fully automated
vehicles, which can be deployed in one or two car trains, provides
this service. These vehicles travel in a counterclockwise direction
and are propelled by two linear induction motors per car, which
convey the steel-wheeled vehicles over the system’s 2.9 miles of
continuously welded steel rail track.
Each vehicle is heated or air conditioned as required for customer
comfort. When in full loop operations, the vehicles are scheduled to
provide service in 3- to 5-minute intervals. Completion of the entire
route takes approximately 15 minutes or less.
The DPM guideway is completely elevated and can be currently
accessed at any of 13 passenger stations that are spaced at
approximately quarter-mile intervals around the alignment. All
stations are accessible to elderly and disabled persons, with the
exception of Grand Circus Park. Passengers requiring elevator or
escalator service should board and/or disembark at either Times
Square or Broadway. Eight of the 13 People Mover stations (Times
Square, Cobo Center, Joe Louis Arena, Financial District, Millender
Center, GM Renaissance Center, Greektown, Grand Circus Park)
are integrated into adjacent buildings, and the remaining five
freestanding stations (Michigan, Fort/Cass, Bricktown, Cadillac
Center, Broadway) are designed to facilitate direct access from
future developments at the platform level if and when that is
appropriate.
Each of the 13 DPM stations contains major works of art that
generate considerable interest, promote ridership and enhance
the appearance of the system. In addition, the exhibit collectively
named Art In The Stations has won numerous national as well as
international awards for outstanding public art.

Detroit Transportation Corporation

Why Work Here?
The People Mover, We will take you there!

The Detroit People Mover (DPM) was built as part of an Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) – now Federal Transit Administration (FTA) demonstration project. The intent of that program was to determine how well a fully automated transit system might contribute to the revitalization of central business districts of major older cities such as Detroit, and whether such an automated technology could provide effective circulation/distribution service at a cost lower than conventional bus systems. Construction of the DPM system began in the spring of 1983 under the auspices of the Southeastern Michigan Transit Authority (SEMTA), now the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). On October 3, 1985, the Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) was established to be the agency responsible for completion of the project construction and thereafter assume full ownership responsibility for the DPM. The DPM system began operating revenue service on July 31, 1987. The DTC is owner and operator of the DPM. The Detroit People Mover is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single-track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The system provides connections between the courts and administrative offices of several levels of government, sport arenas, exhibition centers, major hotels, and commercial, banking and retail districts. Service is frequent, unencumbered by vehicle or pedestrian traffic, and conveniently available throughout the central business district. The integration of eight of the 13 People Mover stations into preexisting structures links more than 9 million square feet that can be traversed unimpeded by outside elements. The DTC provides service to its patrons according to a seven-day schedule, which equates to 118.5 hours of operation per week for a nominal fee of 75 cents per ride. A fleet of 12 fully automated vehicles, which can be deployed in one or two car trains, provides this service. These vehicles travel in a counterclockwise direction and are propelled by two linear induction motors per car, which convey the steel-wheeled vehicles over the system’s 2.9 miles of continuously welded steel rail track. Each vehicle is heated or air conditioned as required for customer comfort. When in full loop operations, the vehicles are scheduled to provide service in 3- to 5-minute intervals. Completion of the entire route takes approximately 15 minutes or less. The DPM guideway is completely elevated and can be currently accessed at any of 13 passenger stations that are spaced at approximately quarter-mile intervals around the alignment. All stations are accessible to elderly and disabled persons, with the exception of Grand Circus Park. Passengers requiring elevator or escalator service should board and/or disembark at either Times Square or Broadway. Eight of the 13 People Mover stations (Times Square, Cobo Center, Joe Louis Arena, Financial District, Millender Center, GM Renaissance Center, Greektown, Grand Circus Park) are integrated into adjacent buildings, and the remaining five freestanding stations (Michigan, Fort/Cass, Bricktown, Cadillac Center, Broadway) are designed to facilitate direct access from future developments at the platform level if and when that is appropriate. Each of the 13 DPM stations contains major works of art that generate considerable interest, promote ridership and enhance the appearance of the system. In addition, the exhibit collectively named Art In The Stations has won numerous national as well as international awards for outstanding public art.

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Detroit, MI
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