Accountant
New York, NY 
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Job Description

DOT's Office of Cityscape & Franchises (the "Office") manages private use of the public right-of-way, including several revenue-generating programs: the Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise; Franchises, Concessions, and Consents; Bike Share and Shared Mobility, and Open Restaurants. In a typical year, the Office generates close to $130 million in revenues. This unit is seeking an accountant to perform the financial aspects of the Office.

One key responsibility of the appointed candidate is to assist the unit's Finance Manager on analyzing and determining the financial position for Bike Share, Street Furniture, Franchises, Concessions, Revocable Consents, and the Division of Legal Affairs (the "Division") as a whole.

The candidate will be expected to:
  • Monitor JCDecaux's financial payments to the City which are currently exceeding $60m per year.
  • Audit all agreements for compliance between companies doing business with the City.
  • Able to read certified financial statements and express an opinion on the state of a company's profit and loss.
  • Assist in the preparation of the PEG (Program to Eliminate the Gap) proposals for the Division during the City's annual budget process and submit those proposals to DOT's budget
    office four times a year.
  • Prepare quarterly STOA applications which consist of ridership and revenue miles for state reimbursement.
  • Provide financial assistance and ad-hoc reports to the unit's Finance Manager and or Assistant Commissioner (A/C) as needed.
  • Prepare the monthly bank reconciliations with the City's Comptroller Office.
  • Have an understanding of the operations and calculations that are involved when and if there are public subsidies.

  • 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in accounting, including one course each in: advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting; and one of the following:
    (A) one year of full-time satisfactory experience in management auditing, financial auditing, and/or information technology (IT) auditing; or
    (B) a valid Certified Public Accountant license issued by the New York State Education Department; or
    (C) a valid Certified Internal Auditor certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); or
    2. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. Education and/or experience may be substituted as follows:
    (A) two years of full-time satisfactory experience in financial or managerial accounting may be substituted for the one year of experience described in "1(A)" above;
    (B) undergraduate or graduate credits from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in management, computer science, public administration, and/or business administration may be substituted for up to 9 semester credits in accounting, on a credit for credit basis.
    However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree including or supplemented by 15 semester credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting, auditing, and cost accounting, and one of the following: at least one year of the experience described in "1(A)" above or its equivalent; or a Certified Public Accountant license; or a Certified Internal Auditor certificate, as described in "1(B)" or "1(C)" above.
    To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, at least one year of experience as a Management Auditor - Assignment I or at least two years of experience in management auditing, financial auditing, and/or information technology (IT) auditing.

    Strong financial management, analysis, evaluation, and problem solving skills. Proficiency with Word, Access, Excel, FMS3. Familiarity with the City's budgeting process is a plus. Ability to review and interpret certified financial statements. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Background in auditing is a plus.
    As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at (see application details) or (see application details)
    TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION CANDIDATES MUST BE SERVING PERMANENTLY IN THE TITLE OF MANAGEMENT AUDITOR, OR BE REACHABLE ON THE MANAGEMENT AUDITOR CIVIL SERVICE LIST, OR BE ELIGIBLE UNDER THE 55A PROGRAM.

    All resumes are to be submitted electronically.

    Current City Employees: Please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at (see application details), follow the Careers link and search for Job ID# 550634.

    All other applicants: Please go to (see application details) and search for Job ID# 550634.

    If you do not have access to a personal computer: Please visit your local public library. Most public libraries have computers available for use. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DOT, visit us at: (see application details)
    This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
    35hrs
    55 Water Street, NY, NY
    New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

     

    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
    1+ years
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