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South West Transit Association

CAP METRO:Accountant III General Ledger


The Accountant III reports directly to the Manager, Accounting.  This position is responsible for a wide variety of internal accounting assignments under general direction of the Accounting Manager.  Provides financial information to management by preparing, researching, and analyzing complex accounting data; preparing advanced level reports and financial statements. Responsible for General Ledger. Researches and implements policies.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. Related experience may be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis up to four (4) years. 

  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in an accounting role involving preparing financial statements for external reporting, preparing financial statement reconciliations, accruals, and other compliance filings required by GAAP.   

  • CPA preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and strong business sense 

  • Knowledge of internal control systems. 

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), practices, and concepts. 

  • Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems. 

  • Skill in classifying fiscal data and compiling fund level statements and reports 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications. 

  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records. 

  • Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheets and data bases utilizing word processing software. 

  • Ability to prepare accurate and complex financial reports and statements. 

  • Ability to analyze, recommend, and implement internal control systems 

  • Ability to resolve problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgement. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other employees and the public. 


This position is designated as a “mobile” position. Employees in mobile positions are expected to work in the office as needed. Employees in mobile positions must be in the office for socialization, strategic collaboration, and supervision, as needed. Employees will have access to touchdown/collaboration spaces when on-site. CapMetro is in the early stages of mobility planning and the mobility status of this position could be subject to change. 


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