Manager, Accounts Payable

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Closes
Dec 08, 2020
Ref
200759
Hours
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field. A minimum of seven (7) years progressive responsible experience in an accounting operation characterized by a full complement of accounting systems (automated and manual) in a governmental and commercial practice and extensive supervisory/managerial experience in major accounting systems.

Or, an equivalent combination of post-high school education in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field. A minimum of nine (9) years progressively responsible experience in an accounting operation characterized by a full complement of accounting systems (automated and manual) in a governmental and commercial practice and extensive supervisory/managerial experience in major accounting systems.

Medical Group :

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

Job Summary/Duties:

This is highly responsible professional accounting, automated financial management and supervisory work. Manages a professional and clerical staff processing documents of original entry, maintains and provides data for financial reporting and analysis of information. Responsible for facilitating accounting effectiveness through the review, maintenance, improvement and monitoring of PeopleSoft Accounts Payable system including the certification of payment of Authority funds, billing and collection of funds due the Authority, and reporting these activities for inclusion in internal and external financial reporting. Provides professional expertise to internal and external auditors and makes recommendations for the resolution of problems with annual and special audits. Has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.

Plans, manages and evaluates the accounts payable function. Manages supervisory professionals, accountants, technicians, and clerical personnel with quality control, accounting, auditing and operation of automated systems requiring financial management and reporting responsibilities.

Manages the effort to coordinate, payment of funds, billing and collection of funds due the Authority and publish internal/external reports and replies to requests for financial information received from Metro staff, the Board of Directors, jurisdictions, state and federal government agencies and other outside vendors, customers, and contractors.

Manages the effort to enforce quality control when providing financial data for the Monthly Financial Reports. Manages and directs the effort to establish, implement and monitor a program for measuring and evaluating the quality of financial information provided throughout the Authority and ensures that an adequate system of fund control exists and that continuing review is conducted regarding this segment of the accounting operation.

Manages the effort to coordinate, prepare and publish internal/external reports and replies to requests for financial information received from Metro staff, the Board of Directors, jurisdictions, state and federal government agencies, contractors, vendors, customers and other outside activities for the Accounts Payable Branch.

Manages the relay of accounts payable data for providing financial information support in the Department of Transportation (FTA), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports and internal reports for the General Manager, the Board of Directors and jurisdictional staffs.

Establishes, monitors, and maintains standards and procedures for providing accounting data for mandatory reporting, such as the NTD Accounting and Reporting System. Provides necessary data for the timely filing of such reports and audit certification from Authority independent auditors.

Gathers and develops statistical information from accounts payable transactions to perform evaluations of disbursement and collection transactions to determine levels of growth and timely resolution of information processed.

Ensures adequate internal controls are in place to provide reasonable assurance of accurate payments and accounting records and prudent cash management practices.

Coordinates with other accounting branches and management information support groups to review, develop, coordinate, and implement PeopleSoft Accounts Payable system enhancements; assists in the proper integration and control of the automated systems within the Office of Accounting and those external systems which interface with PeopleSoft Accounts Payable system. Actively assists in the development and testing of personal computer applications to enhance reporting follow-up capability.

Supervises subordinate staff to include recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, directing work, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and time sheets, and ensuring appropriate subordinate training is provided.

Develops accounting test questions and coordinates with CLSV and each accounting branch for testing of different levels of accounting positions.

Stays current with generally accepted accounting principals, internal procurement regulations, budgeting process, hardware and software components for personal computers.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

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

Closing

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.