Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1H ($58,115.20 - $72,633.60 - $87,152.00)
Job Summary

Performs entry-level financial, operational, and procedural auditing work.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conducts contract management, performance, claim, operational, and procedural audits
  • Examines and assesses security, internal controls, and accounting systems to identify non-compliance with rules and regulations
  • Writes audit reports and summaries to identify non-compliance with rules and regulations
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates Metro and vendor accounting records and reports
  • Analyzes cost and price of vendor contract proposals
  • Evaluates reliability of contractor payroll, accounting records, and revenue/expense documents
  • Performs accounting and invoice processing activities for departmental contracts
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates Metro's accounting, budgeting, and management records
  • Conducts field audits and makes recommendations concerning current practices and procedures
  • Monitors, investigates, reconciles, and audits vault houses, cash boxes, TVMs (Transit Access Pass Vending Machines), and fareboxes to ensure proper handling of revenue
  • Reviews, analyzes, and reconciles data obtained by random audits of cashboxes, fareboxes, and ticket vending machines
  • Develops and conducts special revenue projects
  • Prepares statistical variance and narrative reports for management review
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Theories, principles, and practices of accounting, budgeting, auditing, and research
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing internal and procedural audits for a public agency
  • Applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards
  • Roles and responsibilities as prescribed in the department manual
  • Applicable computer business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Conducting research and analyzing data
  • Performing statistical and financial analyses
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Operating computers and general office equipment

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Think and act independently
  • Handle highly confidential information
  • Think and act independently
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and fiscal practices
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field


  • None required; experience conducting financial, operational, and/or procedural audits preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions



Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required

  • Sitting at a desk or table

  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium

  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions

  • Communicating through speech in the English language required



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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.