Accounts Receivable Accounting Specialist

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 3 weeks ago(12/28/2021 3:39 PM)
Job ID
Min Hiring Range
USD $62,421.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $68,664.00/Yr.


Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical accounting duties in support of the Agency's accounts receivable, and other division functions; participates in coordinating assigned programs, projects and services with other agency departments and outside agencies; prepares a variety of reports, notices, and maintains records of account activity; provides departmental information and assistance to Agency staff.

Essential Duties

  1. Responsible for the accounting of Swift ticket vending machines (TVM) activities.
  2. Controls and maintains inventory of fare media.  Performs monthly physical inventory, monitors inventory levels, compile’s inventory and shred reports, and reconciles inventory discrepancies.  Performs periodic audits of retail outlets to ensure they are in compliance with Community Transit's procedures.
  3. Oversees coordination of vault room activities and scheduling employees.  Prepares and analyzes reports.
  4. Assists with annual state audit and responds to various questions and concerns from the auditor.
  5. Prepares revenue information and product analysis reports.  Prepares aged receivable report and investigates and resolves outstanding balances.
  6. Prepares and generates invoices into financial system following contractual requirements.
  7. Prepares and inputs deposits into financial system.
  8. Responds to customer inquiries and analyzes discrepancies in accounts receivable work groups.
  9. Prepares various reconciliations and daily banking reporting. Performs miscellaneous accounts receivable tasks.
  10. Safely performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate degree (AS or AA) or a two-year technical certificate in accounting or similar field, may be substituted for two years of experience.
  2. Two years of general ledger experience.
  3. Two years’ experience developing Excel spreadsheets.
  4. Two years’ experience using automated accounting systems (preferably PeopleSoft).
  5. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.

Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Accounts receivable, and general ledger.
  2. Generally accepted accounting principles.

Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Skilled in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  2. Written and oral communication.
  3. Use of computerized systems and software applications.
  4. Strong customer service skills, the ability to interact with employees and customers in a professional manner.
  5. Organizational skills.
  6. Work independently to resolve accounting issues.
  7. Work in a team environment.
  8. Complete work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  9. Plan and prioritize daily work activities and meet strict deadlines.
  10. Learn new assignments quickly.

Physical Requirements

Balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions, carrying.


Incumbent will be required to work in a cash vault room up to three days per week, for approximately two hours each day. This requires lifting 30-pound fare boxes and coin bags.


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.



Final applicant may be subject to a credit check in addition to regular background check.


Application and Selection Process:

On-line applications only.


Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process will include interviews, background check, credit check, reference checks and various performance tests. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.


First consideration January 9th 11:59PM


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Employee Engagement Recruiter know as your eligibility  for this position may be affected. 


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. This includes maintaining any booster dose within 60 days of being eligible, as authorized by the FDA.

Employees or applicants may make accommodation requests based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Provided the accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for Community Transit and/or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the requesting employee. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for accommodation. This directive applies to all employees of Community Transit. If you want more information regarding our Vaccine Policy, please contact Employee Engagement at 425-348-2315 to speak with a representative.


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