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Deputy Director General Ledger Systems Accounting

Job ID: 7365
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: General and Technical Accting
Date Posted: May 13, 2024


JOB TITLE:                     Deputy Director – General Ledgar Systems Accounting

SALARY RANGE:          $143,000 - $150,761

HAY POINTS:     994

DEPT/DIV:                     Controller

SUPERVISOR:       Director – General and Technical Accounting

LOCATION:                    333 W 34th / 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 leads the general ledger system accounting and bank reconciliations of all agencies. Ensures that processes are in place for system journal entries, bank reconciliations, account analysis and intercompany reconciliations. Serves as the functional subject matter expert on implementation and upgrades to the general ledger system. Serves as the Internal Control Coordinator for the Controller’s Office. Manages the assessment and maintenance of departmental internal controls.



  • 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.
  • Provide supervision and direction for recording of system entries related to payroll, health and welfare, accounts payable and other accounting transactions for MTA agencies.
  • Ensure that processes and review are in place for system journals, account and bank reconciliations, accruals and journals for proper accounting and reporting in compliance with MTA policies and US GAAP.
  • Review and enhance procedures to maintain the control standards of the General Ledger system to minimize errors, improve processing and to ensure that financial reporting meets GASB requirements.
  • Manage and update the training and work process documentation. Ensure that the staff maintains the appropriate level of functional and technical knowledge and training is in place to continue the development of such knowledge.
  • Serves as functional subject matter expert in the implementation of system upgrades and updates of the general ledger module in PeopleSoft. Recommend and manage the system testing for general ledger and other associated modules as needed.
  • Review and recommend system and process improvement opportunities.
  • Manages Controller department’s internal control risk assessment and coordination of review and testing.
  • Assist auditors in the audit process, manages internal and external audit requirements and resolution of issues.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.



  • Strong leadership skills to effectively direct and motivate staff.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytic, and deductive reasoning capabilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or comparable applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong ability to adhere to deadlines to ensure accurate and efficient reporting of data.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting regulations and thorough knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Ability to monitor and manage results against audit and control procedures.
  • Knowledge of database design as it relates to financial systems.
  • Working knowledge of an automated financial system.
  • Self-starter with ability to learn and document financial and operational processes without supervision.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast paced / high pressure environment.




  • Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting and/or finance or business-related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge of Accounting principles.
  • Minimum ten (10) years managerial experience in accounting or finance, preferably in a general accounting function which includes in-depth knowledge of automated financial systems and dealing with technical issues.
  • Minimum five years of experience in a supervisory capacity.



  • MBA or CPA
  • Experience in PeopleSoft general ledger system.
  • Public Accounting or prior experience working in a large, multi-faceted, fast-paced organization or governmental body.



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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