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Principal Accountant at NJ TRANSIT

Principal Accountant

NJ TRANSIT Newark, NJ (Onsite) Full-Time
Forbes List of America’s Best Employers 2021 Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you’ll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time—and we’re looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible. Main Functions: Monitors the accounting, reporting and control of financial data to ensure the accurate maintenance and reporting of expenditures in accordance with NJ TRANSIT policy and procedures, federal and state regulations and GAAP.Participates in the implementation and development of NJ TRANSIT policies and procedures in order to maintain consistency, improve methodology and efficiency of accounting operations.Prepares and distributes detailed reports for all levels of management to facilitate the flow of financial information and/or resolution of problems relating to accounting.Reviews expenditures either by request of management or predetermined guidelines established by management, to ensure that all expenses are properly recorded.Performs and reviews analyses of selected general ledger accounts; identifies and resolves reconciling items and accounting issues on a timely basis.Provides oversight direction to lower level accountants in the performance of specific tasks or special projects. Processes invoices for payment in accordance with purchase order terms and facilitate the payment process for many high profile projects as well as regular routine services. Responds to internal and external vendors in a courteous manner and take steps needed to resolve vendor difficulties. Handles special projects as assigned by the Manager or Director of the Department. Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related area Five (5) years of applied accounting experience, preferably in Accounts Payable.CAPP or APM Certification desired. Experience with ORACLE AP a Must. EBS 12.1.3 is also preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products with advanced MS Excel experience. Must have excellent written and verbal skills. At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package: •          Comprehensive Family Health Insurance – Prescription, Dental, Vision •          Flexible Spending Account •          Life Insurance •          Paid Leave •           401(a) and 401(k) Retirement Plans--up to 9% employer contribution •          Tuition Assistance •          Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE) At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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