Management Accountant/Analyst

Washington D.C
May 02, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related field
  • In lieu of bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of diversified experience in the development, administration, analysis, communication, reporting and/or processing of financial information, to include experience using automated financial systems. The candidate will also need to satisfy the Experience requirement referenced below

  • Minimum five (5) years of collective experience in the development, administration, analysis, communication, reporting and/or processing of financial information, to include a minimum of (2) years of experience using automated financial systems.

  • N/A

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration, or related field
  • Experience applying US GAAP
  • Desired proficiency in creating forms using Adobe Acrobat

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

The Management Accountant/Analyst supports the Office of Accounting with applying US GAAP to transactions and financial reports. With direction, the incumbent reviews, analyzes, and develops recommendations to support actions, policies, and management decisions pertaining to budget, accounting, and auditing issues; performs tests to assess compliance with established policies and procedures; and implements remediation activities to address findings. The Management Accountant/Analyst works closely with management and is privy to sensitive and/or confidential information. The privileged information supports meaningful analyses and forecasts of WMATA's financial standing. The data includes but is not limited to, assumptions, revenues, expenses, staffing, procurement, and projections.

  • Processes transactions accurately and consistently in accordance with US GAAP and established policies and procedures. Reconciles general ledger accounts against approved financial plans, budgets, or other source records. Resolves differences resulting from reconciliations, and initiates, or facilitate, correcting entries, when necessary.
  • Works closely with Office of Management and Budget Services and Office of Accounting personnel to analyze financial information incorporated in management reports. Assist management with generating performance metrics to measure program delivery and reports on program successes and deficiencies. Performs tests to ensure transactions are being processed in accordance with established internal controls, processes and procedures; and prepares work papers that summarizes the related results.
  • Assist management with preparing documentation in response to audit requests. Assists in the preparation of the financial statements and related note disclosures. Assists with the single audit report, National Transit Database (NTD), and/or other compliance reports.
  • Assists management with the development of oral, written, and visual presentation materials for management, audits, Board Committees, and other audiences. Assists management with professional accounting research and statistical analyses. Provides support in validating numbers included in periodic reports against source documentation.
  • Identifies breaks in controls and proposes solutions to management to resolve them. Implements corrective action plans resulting from deficiencies and/or recommendations identified from internal audits, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports, external financial statement audits, Single Audits, and other compliance audits. Participates in cross training and other knowledge sharing programs.
  • Assists management with automating manual processes. Creates accurate desk manuals and policies and procedures. Creates PDF fillable forms to facilitate paperless processes.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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