Sr Accounting Analyst – AFSCME (Pool Posting)

May 18, 2023
Oakland, CA
Job Type


Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.


General Accounting/Financial Reporting

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2023 current employee cost $160.96 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate


Annual Salary Range: $115,332.73 (minimum) - $149,933.87 (maximum)

*The negotiable salary will be between $115,332.73 annually - $132,633.30 annually to commensurate with education and experience.

Posted Date

May 16, 2023

Closing Date



Reports To

Manager of Accounting

Days Off

Saturday and Sunday

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Current Assignment

The ideal candidate will independently perform full range of more complex accounting duties in the General Accounting / Financial Reporting Department of the Office of the Assistant Controller, including reviewing, analyzing, and classifying accounting documents and transactions and report preparation. Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform professional work of more complex to difficult nature; performs analysis, interact with budget coordinators and other department personnel inside and outside the District and perform general accounting and financial reporting functions as assigned by the Manager of Accounting.

Essential Job Functions

Participates in the more difficult and complex tasks related to financial reporting, general accounting, capital and operating billing, investment accounting, capital asset accounting, payroll, and accounts payable. Participates in the review, administration, monitoring and preparation of District-wide financial reports involving capital project costs; monitors funding agreements and project expenditures; ensures maintenance of expenditures records which conforms to funding agency requirements and District policy. Prepares quarterly, semi-annual, or annual reporting required by funding agreements and provides support to related compliance audits. Handles more complex construction or funding contracts and ensures grant billings are done in compliance with guidelines; tracks amount billed and to be collected and coordinates with various grantors on the status of the billings. Analyzes and maintains project retention records for use in the capital billing. Resolves billing issues with project manager and addresses grantor inquiries. Analyzes, reviews and reconciles all capital assets maintained by the District. Responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and accounting for transactions, including the required reconciliations, associated with leases and subscription-based information technology arrangement in compliance with GASB 87 and GASB 96. Performs comprehensive review of all operating and capital revenue and expense accounts for monthly close and ensures cost center revenues and expenses are posted to the correct account and department. In charge of more complex financial accounts including operating and capital grants and expenses. Prepares required journal entries to update financial records. Participates in all financial audits, audits of financial statements, compliance audits, audits initiated by granting agencies and internal audit, and provides relevant analyses, roll forward schedules, and required audit supports. Reviews Trial Balances of assigned Funds and ensures accuracy of account balances, reconciles account balances with related subsidiary ledgers and interfund balances with the District's General Fund and other Funds, initiate adjustments of project costs, if necessary, ensures collections of receivables, and process fund closeout. Prepares financial statements related to Post Employment Benefit Trust Account, specifically the Retiree Health Benefit Trust and the Survivor Benefit Trust. Prepares the National Transit Database Report, State Controller's Report, Schedule of Federal Awards required for the Single Audit and other similar reports. Assist in preparing the District's cash flow statements, Required Supplementary Schedules and Statistical Information included in BART's audited Annual Financial Comprehensive Report. Handles the biweekly reporting and reconciliation of CalPERS contributions. Analyzes employee records and reconciles BART records with CalPERS records. Communicates and coordinates with internal departments and CalPERS to ensure earning records are in accordance with CalPERS rules and regulations. Handles and processes corrections of employee records with CalPERS. Analyzes, monitors, and accounts for invoices that are needed to be accrued at the end of the fiscal year to ensure that the District's records conform with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Analyzes construction in progress account per project and coordinates with project managers to ensure completed projects are properly capitalized to ensure correct reporting and disclosure in the financial statements. Analyzes and accounts for transactions associated with bond issuances and or refunding, including the accounting of bond proceeds, property tax collected for debt service, periodic accrual of interest expense and interest income on funds held, amortization of bonds/investments premiums or discounts, bonds refunded, and revaluation of investments to fair market value. Analyzes the refunding and calculates the deferred loss or gain. Prepares cash and investments schedules in accordance with GASB 40, debt related roll-forward schedules, and handles the associated annual audit and required footnote disclosures. Develops and recommends improvements to computerized financial management system and accounting procedures for efficiency, to conform with federal or state laws and generally accepted accounting principles, and to strengthen internal control. May train assigned employees in their areas of work including cost collection and analyses. Represents their division at various meetings with other departments and divisions; communicates information and activities with others as appropriate and participates in special projects. Perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. CPA certification is preferred.


The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time, professional level relevant general accounting, financial reporting, and/or auditing experience.

License or Certificate:

A valid certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.


Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for- year basis.

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced principles, practices, and procedures of Accounting and Financial Reporting.
  • Laws and regulations relating to the financial administration of public agencies and transportation authorities in the State of California.
  • Principles of financial and operational analysis.
  • Principles of Construction in Progress and asset capitalization.
  • Federal, State, and local funding programs, associated guidelines and processes.
  • Principles and practices of project costing and how labor and non-labor data flow and are accounted for in the District's financial reports.
  • Principles of Project Cost billing.
  • Principles of Operating Cost billing.
  • Organization of voluminous financial data using advanced Excel and macros.
  • Accounting for Investments and how transactions are presented in the financials.
  • Accounting for Trust accounts.
  • Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting.
  • Principles of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.
  • Current office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.
  • Applicable financial computer software applications.
  • Related Federal, State, and local codes, laws, and regulations.

Skill in:

  • Independently performing the most difficult financial and accounting analyses and data organization.
  • Interpreting and explaining department policies and procedures.
  • Leading, organizing and reviewing the work of staff from various departments in finance, specifically Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Financial Reporting.
  • Analyzing account issues and problems, identifying alternative solutions, and implementing recommendations.
  • Performing accurate complex financial calculations.
  • Utilizing, maintaining and updating computerized financial/project management systems and reports.
  • Developing, organizing, reviewing, and analyzing financial data related contracts and reports.
  • Exercising a high degree of individual initiative, discretion, diplomacy, accuracy, and judgment.
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including internal departments, vendors, and consultants.

Selection Process

This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes.

The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and/or an individual or panel interview.

The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S.; pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations)

The selection process for this position will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process

External applicants may only apply online, at Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.

Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at, or on WebBART. Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties. On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at

Other Information

Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request.

Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time.

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions:

May require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of time.


When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Drop files here browse files ...

Related Jobs

Accountant   Kingman, AZ new
June 2, 2023
Accountant II   Austin, TX new
June 2, 2023
Accountant (Accountant I), GAAP (528261)   San Bernardino, CA new
June 2, 2023
Senior Accounting Specialist   Fremont, CA new
June 2, 2023
Accounting Manager   Kennewick, WA new
June 2, 2023