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Senior Manager General and Technical Accounting-SIRTOA

Job ID: 5158
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: General and Technical Accting
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2024


JOB TITLE:                     Senior Manager – General and Technical Accounting SIRTOA

SALARY RANGE:          $115,107 - $124,724

HAY POINTS:     702

DEPT/DIV:                    Controller

SUPERVISOR:                Deputy Controller – NYCT/SIRTOA/MTA Bus

LOCATION:                    2 Broadway

HOURS OF WORK:8:30 am - 5:00 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)

DEADLINE:                    Open until filled


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.




This position oversees the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority (SIRTOA) Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Preparation, monitor monthly, quarterly, and annual close of financial results, review financial account analysis and Accounts Receivable reporting, handle audit requests from both internal and external auditors, and the preparation of annual Federal Transit Administration Financial Reporting for SIRTOA. Responsible for the implementation, accounting and reporting of New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) NYPA loans, and annual Sick and Vacation reserve analysis and calculation.



  • Select, develop and motivate personnel within the department. Provide career development for subordinates. Provide prompt and effective coaching and counseling. Responsible for discipline/termination of employees when necessary. Review performance of staff. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.
  • Manage the preparation, review and submission of SIRTOA financial package for quarterly and annual MTAHQ financial statement consolidation, prepare annual financial statements including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement for publication, monitor financial account analysis and intercompany reconciliation.
  • Responsible for the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting close for SIRTOA, review and monitor the month-end close process, ensure timely reporting according to deadlines. Review and approve monthly SIRTOA financial transactions.
  • Responsible for the submission of SIRTOA’s Federal Transportation Annual (FTA) Transit Database financial data. Coordinate with the Federal reporting team, Operation Planning and field operations to ensure proper reporting, explanation and supporting documentation for NTD and other audit requests.
  • Support NYCTA with selected quarterly/yearly financial analysis/support and its related journal entries to update the financial statement such as NYCTA’s NYPA loans, sick and vacation reserve analysis, etc.
  • Directly handle internal and external auditor requests, review and provide proper supporting documentation and analysis to satisfy annual audits, meeting with auditors to discuss and resolve any questions and provide clarification as needed.
  • Work with various departments like Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Treasury, Capital Accounting, Timekeeping and SIRTOA field office for financial analysis, accruals, sick and vacation reserve analysis, and other accounting related transactions.
  • Review and analysis of new GASB implementations such as GASB 87 Lease Accounting, GASB 96 SBITA, etc.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.



  • Must have knowledge of PeopleSoft.
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Application/Excel.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all internal levels within a given organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact well with external agencies. External agencies may include the Governor’s Office for New York State, New York City government, elected and other public officials, as well as any staff located at other federal or state agencies or authorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high profile, high pressure environment effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with key internal and/or external stakeholders.
  • Must have strong managerial skills to effectively direct a staff of professional and technical employees in implementing the short- and long-term goals and direction for the area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete short- and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or comparable applications, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or a related field.
  • Minimum 7 years related experience.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership abilities.



  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • At least 3 years in a managerial and/or leadership role.
  • Prior experience working in a large, multi-faceted, fast-paced organization or governmental body.
  • Familiarity with the MTA’s policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the MTA’s collective bargaining procedures



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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