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Capital Accounting/Payments Analyst Trainee series

Job ID: 4406
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Apr 25, 2024


Job Information:

Title:                                          Capital Accounting Analyst Trainee series

First Date of Posting:                11/17/2023

Last Date of Filing:                    Open until filled

Authority:                                    TA/OA

Department:                               Finance – A/R & Project Accounting

Division/Unit:                              Capital Accounting/Payments

Reports to:                                  Various

Work Location:                           2 Broadway

Hours of Work:                           As required.

This position on the NYC Transit payroll is competitive and is eligible for the 55-a Program.  This position is open to qualified persons who are eligible for the 55-a Program.  Please indicate in your cover letter and in the upper right corner of your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.  For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link


Salary Ranges:

Staff Analyst Trainee 1 (OA):$50,924- $53,980 (Represented by TWU)

Staff Analyst Trainee 2 (OA) $55,001 - $61,111(Represented by TWU)

Staff Analyst Trainee 1 (TA) : $49,599 - $52,571 – New Hire Rate $43,129 (Represented by OSA)

Staff Analyst Trainee 2 (TA): $53,565 - $59,520 – New Hire Rate $46,580 (Represented by OSA)


This position will be responsible for assisting with the registration of funding in the Capital Accounting & Payments System (CAPS), review and processing of capital funded invoices/charges, transmission of Capital vouchers to MTA BSC for payment/reimbursement, and/or investigation and reconciliation of capital related expenditure discrepancies across all MTA systems.

Education and Experience:

Staff Analyst Trainee I:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or
  2. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following areas: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; or in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; or in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification; or in personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or
  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education, or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in “2” above; or
  4. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. College education may be substituted for professional experience at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its education equivalent.

Staff Analyst Trainee II: 

Completion of 1 year of satisfactory service as a Staff Analyst Trainee 1.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong written, and verbal communication.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to create, update and formulate Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exercise good judgment.
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft.
  • Computer oriented.
  • Motivated self-starter.

Selection Method:

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.

Other Information:

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission").

Equal Employment Opportunity:

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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