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.



Note: The duties and primary responsibilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

  • Prepares complex financial statements for external reporting or financial reports by preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of complex balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and reports; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing general ledger account information and trends; applying advanced skills and knowledge of accounting and reporting requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP
  • Prepares audit work papers for annual external financial statement and retirement audits or special audit by preparing, reviewing, and/or overseeing the preparation of complex supporting work papers for assigned area(s); providing explanations of Capital Metro policy and procedures and responding to auditor questions and requests for information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Carries out complex projects by researching new accounting standards and related reporting/ information requirements, organizing/summarizing research results, and presenting recommendations to management for timely implementation in the Capital Metro’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Prepares cost allocation on a quarterly basis; compares to NTD reports for consistency and comparability.
  • Reconciles bank and investment accounts, creating entries to record activity in accounts each month; resolves account discrepancies by reconciling and/or reviewing the reconciliation of statements and transactions and investigating documentation; requesting stop payments, payments, or adjustments, and by facilitating discrepancy resolutions for other Finance Department staff members.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by creating account transactions including monthly and quarterly accruals and reversals; ensuring transactions are processed in accordance with Capital Metro policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practice.
  • Reconciles assigned general ledger accounts and resolves account discrepancies by reconciling/reviewing reconciliation of statements and transactions, investigating documentation, and making corrections as required.
  • Assists department and other customers by providing procedural/financial and/or other information and guidance with automated or manual systems.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal accounting controls.
  • Support Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) process by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action and reporting safety and security concerns
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.



  • 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.