Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
Job Summary
Performs specialized clerical accounting work in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assigns, monitors, and coordinates work of Accounting Clerks for efficiency and precision
  • Provides training to new and existing Accounting Clerks and evaluates results for efficiency and precision
  • Calculates, verifies, and processes payment of vendors' invoices; researches, responds to and resolves invoice and purchase order discrepancies
  • Resolves past due vendor invoices
  • Receives, tracks, and reports returned check items and distributes accordingly
  • Maintains centralized electronic and hard copy files of documents, and ensures compliance with the department's and the agency's retention policy
  • Retrieves department files and documents from storage using established procedures and methods
  • Reviews, scans, updates, and files various accounts payable documents, logs, and records
  • Posts numerical data into accounting information systems, and verifies the accuracy of the posted data
  • Prepares daily cash deposits for bank transmittal
  • Coordinates with the Treasury Department to process special cash deposits
  • Prepares daily cash deposits and returned check activity for statistical and management reporting purposes
  • Creates garnishment cases and modifications on the garnishment system in compliance to federal and state codes
  • Calculates proper amount paid to recipients based on priority in cases of multiple garnishments
  • Researches various garnishment related matters and prepares garnishment orders for imaging
  • Prepares and submits check requests for re-issues or adjustments of garnishment issues/matters
  • Provides quality customer service to employees, vendors, and outside agencies
  • Distributes special payroll, accounts payable, and other Metro checks via U.S. and interoffice mail, and customer/employee pick-up
  • Orders department stationary supplies
  • 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)
  • Certain accounting methods, principles, and practices
  • Federal and state laws concerning payment and processing of employee wage statements
  • Basic arithmetic and payroll calculations
  • Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)
  • Performing specialized clerical accounting duties
  • Performing arithmetical computations and tabulate figures with speed and accuracy
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with Metro employees , customers, vendors, and other external representatives
  • Operating office equipment, including calculators and computers, with speed and accuracy
  • Typing 45 net words per minute

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)
  • Work independently and as a team member
  • Post and verify numerical data
  • Proofread work and identify errors
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information/materials
  • 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:

  • Associate′s Degree in Accounting preferred

  • Six months of relevant experience performing specialized accounting functions in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, or accounts receivable,

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
  • Excellent attendance record
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 job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.