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Title Description:
Date Posted: 5/21/2020
Job Number: 076-20-N
Hourly Rate: STARTING RATE-$27.2865
Union Status: ILA 2028


Under the supervision of the Controller, is responsible for the accounting of a capital project lifecycle - up to and including set up, payment processing, reimbursement requests related to capital project expenditures, capitalization and tagging and inventory. Assists with payroll processing, grant reimbursement processing and/or accounts receivable and performs various other accounting tasks as assigned.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Processes payment of capital expenditure invoices, prepares grant funding (Federal, State and other) reimbursement requests. • Performs reconciliation and review of grant reimbursements compared to eligible expenditures compared to budget/funding. • Assists in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports as assigned. • Completes system data entry related to capital project budgets and related capital grants. • Completes project closeout processes including capitalization and tagging of assets. • Disposal of Assets as directed by the Controller. • Maintains and reports reconciliation of CWIP, Depreciation and Disposals associated with Capital Projects. Frequently communicates with employees, department managers and project managers related to capital expenditures and payroll issues. • Prepares Journal Entries for Controller’s review and approval. • Performs appropriate Quarterly Reporting Requirements (TEAM/SOARS) including FAA monthly reporting. • Provides assistance with payroll processing including entry, review and editing, processing of payroll and other payroll functions as needed. • Provides assistance with accounts receivable including invoicing, collection and reporting as needed. • Perform various tasks as assigned.


Experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, capital accounting, inventory, payroll and billing systems. Knowledge in project budgets, grants and project accounting is preferred. Position requires knowledge of basic accounting principles and proficient skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel/Word). Must be able to process payroll accurately and in accordance with labor agreements. Requires strong math and analytical skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and outside vendors. Must have flexibility to work overtime, weekends and holidays as required in order to complete assignments.


Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-20 pounds).


Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.


Bachelor’s in accounting with a minimum of 3 years diverse general accounting experience including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing, billing with an emphasis on fixed asset and capital accounting. Grant accounting and project accounting experience preferred. OR Associates in Accounting with a minimum of 5 years diverse general accounting experience including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing, billing with an emphasis on fixed asset and capital accounting and a minimum of 2 years of grant accounting experience.


TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 076-20-M to: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email to:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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