The Human Resources Department creates, encourages, and maintains an environment that supports, develops and sustains the wellbeing of RCTC’s employees. This is accomplished by being a knowledgeable, approachable, and professional resource in providing quality services in the areas of employee relations, benefits, recruitment and retention, organizational development, compensation, and human resource information management. Human Resources develops and communicates sound policies and procedures that balance the needs of employees and the needs of the Commission while ensuring compliance with federal and state law. RCTC implements human resource best practices and innovative solutions while providing a high quality service, efficiency, employee growth and enrichment. The Human Resources Department maintains a dedicated focus on customer service and continuous improvement and is committed to fostering an environment that sustains RCTC’s collaborative and entrepreneurial culture.

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Salary Range: $6,426 - $8,676 per month
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
*Please submit supplemental questionnaire with application*

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and three (3) years of responsible professional accounting and payroll experience, preferably in the public sector.  Additional experience can substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC/Commission), established through California State law, oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County.  The Commission’s responsibilities have grown in the over 40 years since its inception from coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding to responsibility for all aspects of region-wide planning for Riverside County’s mobility and operating toll facilities.  Join an amazing team at RCTC and help plan and deliver transportation solutions!

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general direction, performs complex professional and confidential accounting work; plans and performs the daily operations and activities of a variety of payroll and accounting functions, including performing complex and technical accounting, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting; assists in the implementation of internal control procedures and ensures accounting standards are met; coordinates and provides support for the annual audit; and performs related work as required.

This is a journey-level professional accounting classification. The incumbent oversees day-to-day payroll accounting processing, reporting, and record keeping activities and is responsible for providing complex professional accounting support to the Accounting Supervisor and Deputy Director of Finance in a variety of areas.  Responsibilities include oversight of the payroll and general ledger accounting processing functions, in addition to reconciliation and report preparation activities.  This class is distinguished from the Accounting Supervisor in that the latter has full supervisory-level class responsibility for organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of assigned staff involved in accounting operations.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only):

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.  

  • Assists with the planning, organizing, and reviewing the payroll assignments of technical accounting staff in the Finance Department; trains staff in work procedures; provides policy guidance and interpretation to staff.
  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing and accounting systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions.
  • Audits, reconciles, and maintains employee payroll records in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System and ADP payroll reporting system.
  • Reviews, reconciles, and approves the bi-weekly payroll, including bi-weekly and monthly employee benefit reporting processed by technical accounting staff in the Finance Department (timesheets, withholding information, benefit accruals, etc.).
  • Reviews, reconciles, and approves bi-weekly retirement and monthly health reports generated by technical accounting staff in the my|CalPERS self-service website.
  • Reviews, reconciles, and approves various bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual internal, federal, and state payroll reports within mandated time frames (W-2s, DE9/9C, etc.).
  • Processes and maintains confidential agency and employee information.
  • Processes and monitors payroll and accounting activities of the assigned work unit; recommends improvements and modifications and prepares various journals and reports on payroll and accounting operations and activities, including workload and workflow statistics.
  • Assists with coordinating the work of employees responsible for payroll processing and general ledger; maintains internal control procedures and ensures that accounting standards are met.
  • Participates in the reconciliation and maintenance of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers to a variety of source documents and forms; reviews and approves a wide variety of journal entries.
  • Assist with the fiscal year end accrual processing activities, including preparing various journals and reports and reconciliation of various general ledger accounts.
  • Supports the preliminary and annual audit by coordinating staff resources and providing information and answers to the auditors; prepares and reviews audit entries and schedules; provides assistance to the Deputy Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of accounting records and reports related to the general ledger; performs complex reconciliations and analyses; posts information for assigned accounting activities to the general ledger.
  • Maintains the operations of assigned modules on the ERP System; responds to end user ERP problems; provides technical support to end users by investigating and troubleshooting ERP problems with the information technology consultant and/or software vendor for resolution.
  • Researches and responds to inquiries and requests in support of senior management staff; prepares and presents reports and other correspondence to staff as necessary.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of regulations, and new trends and innovations in the field of public agency finance, accounting, and payroll; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to RCTC needs.
  • Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Principles, practices, and methods of public and governmental accounting, finance, and auditing, including general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and fund and cost accounting and their application to public agency operations.
  • Principles and practices of payroll preparation and management; policies and procedures related to payroll, time reporting, and benefit plans; federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to payroll processing, withholding, and reporting, including public agency financial operations.
  • Payroll functions including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements for public sector accounting.
  • Accounting source documents including budgets, contracts, expenditures, encumbrances, revenues, special ledger, general ledger, project cost, and related accounting procedures.
  • Principles and practices of business organization and public administration.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to work, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, RCTC staff and staff of member agencies in person and over the telephone.

ABILITY TO:

  • Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.
  • Plan, organize, administer, coordinate, review, evaluate, and personally participate in comprehensive and complex accounting and payroll functions.
  • Prepare and maintain clear and accurate payroll and accounting records, financial reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Analyze complex payroll, accounting, and fiscal issues and recommend resolutions.
  • Verify the accuracy of payroll and financial data and information.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, and prudence within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTSMust possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

This is primarily a sedentary classification and the employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  The employee interfaces with staff, management, other departmental representatives, transportation and government officials, business representatives, and the general public in explaining RCTC policies and requesting and providing information.

Accountant (Payroll)- Supplemental Questionnaire

Resumes and applications provide us with useful information but it is also helpful to provide candidates with an opportunity to provide additional information on their experience, interests, skills etc. Please answer each of the questions below to the best of your ability and submit with your application. Thank you for your interest in joining the Riverside County Transportation Commission team of dedicated employees!

  1. Describe your experience administering and monitoring payroll in a government setting. Please provide relevant experience in preparing and submitting federal, state, and local reports and performing complex payroll accounting/reconciliation functions.
  2. What is your knowledge and experience with CalPERS regulations and rules related to “PERSable” salary reporting?
  3. Describe your experience and proficiency level with the my|CalPERS reporting system?
  4. Describe your experience using payroll software. Include the names of the software systems you have working knowledge and experience with and the type/complexity of payroll-related tasks you have performed, reconciled, and monitored in these systems.
  5. Describe your experience in the reconciliation and monitoring payroll liabilities between payroll files and benefit providers.
  6. Describe your experience with monitoring budget to actual revenue and expenditures.  Specifically provide an example of the methodology utilized with identifying anticipated performance or a potential variance.

 

Summary of Benefits Available


  • CalPERS Retirement System
  • Classic: 2.7% @ 55/PEPRA: 2% @ 62
  • Up to $750/month towards Medical Plans
  • Dental & Vision fully paid by RCTC
  • 401(a) Money Purchase Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • $100,000 Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • 12 Holidays/Year
  • Transportation Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

An RCTC employment application and resume must be submitted for consideration.

Salary Range: $5,287 - $7,137 per month
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
*Please submit supplemental questionnaire with application*

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and five (5) years of comprehensive payroll and general accounting experience, including complex automated processing systems, preferably in municipal accounting.

Licenses: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC/Commission), established through California State law, oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County.  The Commission’s responsibilities have grown in the over 40 years since its inception from coordinating highway and transit planning and identifying projects for state and federal funding to responsibility for all aspects of region-wide planning for Riverside County’s mobility and operating toll facilities.  Join an amazing team at RCTC and help plan and deliver transportation solutions!

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical accounting duties in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, and processing of payroll, general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and other financial transactions; maintains and audits RCTC financial accounts and records and assists in the preparation of financial reports, summaries, and analyses; provides responsible technical accounting support to supervisory and management staff in the department; and performs related work as required.

This is an advanced journey-level class that performs the full range of technical work in all of the following areas: payroll, general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and other related areas, in addition to performing a variety of record keeping, reconciliation, and accounting support activities.  Incumbents perform the technical accounting support duties exercising a high level of independent judgment and initiative.  Incumbents are required to be fully trained in all processes and procedures related to the assigned functional area.  This class is distinguished from the Accounting Supervisor class in that the latter is the full supervisory-level class responsible for organizing, assigning, supervising, and reviewing the work of assigned staff involved in accounting operations.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only):

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Reviews, reconciles, and processes bi-weekly payroll and reports (timesheets, registers, withholding information, benefit accruals, financial systems, etc.).
  • Audits and maintains employee payroll records in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System and ADP payroll reporting system.
  • Reviews, reconciles, and maintains payroll records, and ensures the timely payment of applicable employee benefits (retirement, health, deferred compensation, flexible spending account, etc.).
  • Reconciles, prepares, and generates Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement and health reports and initiates timely payment to PERS through the my|CalPERS self-service website.
  • Prepares, reviews, and reconciles various bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual internal, federal, and state payroll reports within mandated time frames (W-2s, DE 9/9C, etc.).
  • Processes and maintains confidential agency and employee information.
  • Generates the weekly preparation of accounts payable checks in ERP System and prepares and transmits cash transfer documentation to appropriate banking institutions; performs account reconciliations.
  • Monitors and records monthly state and local revenue funding; processes public and specialized transit allocations; reconciles and maintains disbursement spreadsheets to source documents; prepares and posts revenue and expenditure journal entries in ERP System; maintains regular communications with responsible department managers.
  • Performs technical accounting support in the analysis, preparation, maintenance, and processing of payroll, general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and other related financial transactions.
  • Prepares, maintains, verifies, and reconciles a variety of difficult and complex accounting and financial transactions and reports; audits financial records for accuracy; prepares, posts, and reconciles journal entries for revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities, and fund balance accounts.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and reconciles a variety of financial transactions, statements, and reports.
  • Participates in the fiscal year-end audit and other special audits; analyzes and prepares audit schedules and year-end adjusting journal entries; ensures accountability of records and controls; provides assistance and works closely with auditors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Principles and practices of payroll preparation and management; policies and procedures related to payroll, time reporting, and benefit plans; federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to payroll processing, withholding, and reporting; General Accepted Accounting Principles as they relate to employee payroll processing.
  • Principles and practices of financial and accounting document processing and record keeping, including general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and other related financial transactions.
  • Principles and practices of auditing, accounting, and finance documents.
  • Basic principles and practices of fund accounting and public agency budgeting.
  • Business arithmetic and basic financial and statistical techniques.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and RCTC staff, in person and over the telephone.

ABILITY TO:

  • Perform technical accounting support work accurately, in a timely manner, and under general supervision.
  • Review documents related to department operations; observe, identify, and solve technical issues and procedural problems; understand, interpret, and explain department policies and procedures; explain operations and respond to accounting issues for the public and RCTC staff.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to payroll, general ledger accounting, accounts payable, and other related areas.
  • Establish, maintain, and research payroll and related accounting records and files.
  • Make accurate arithmetic, financial, and statistical computations.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, and prudence within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTSMust possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

This is primarily a sedentary classification and the employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  The employee interfaces with staff, management, other departmental representatives, transportation and government officials, business representatives, and the general public in explaining RCTC policies and requesting and providing information.

Accounting Technician (Payroll)- Supplemental Questionnaire

Resumes and applications provide us with useful information but it is also helpful to provide candidates with an opportunity to provide additional information on their experience, interests, skills etc. Please answer each of the questions below to the best of your ability and submit with your application. Thank you for your interest in joining the Riverside County Transportation Commission team of dedicated employees!

  1. Describe your experience administering payroll in a government setting. Please provide relevant experience in preparing and submitting federal, state, and local reports and performing payroll accounting/reconciliation functions.
  2. What is your knowledge and experience with CalPERS regulations and rules related to “PERSable” salary reporting?
  3. Describe your experience and proficiency level with the my|CalPERS reporting system?
  4. Describe your experience using payroll software. Include the names of the software systems you have working knowledge and experience with and the type/complexity of payroll-related tasks you have performed in these systems.
  5. Describe your experience with complex payroll transactions or situations and how did you analyze data to conclude an accurate solution?

Summary of Benefits Available


  • CalPERS Retirement System
  • Classic: 2.7% @ 55/PEPRA: 2% @ 62
  • Up to $750/month towards Medical Plans
  • Dental & Vision fully paid by RCTC
  • 401(a) Money Purchase Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation
  • $100,000 Group Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • 12 Holidays/Year
  • Transportation Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

An RCTC employment application and resume must be submitted for consideration.

Salary Range: $16,239 - $21,923 per month
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

SUBMISSIONS
Candidates should submit a comprehensive résumé and a compelling cover letter immediately via email to:

apply@ralphandersen.com.

INQUIRIES:
Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900.

Thank you for your interest in Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC).

Due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to confirm receipt or current status of individual applications by phone. We make every effort to confirm the receipt of applications via email, when possible.

We appreciate your interest in RCTC and wish you every success.

HOW TO APPLY


RCTC accepts applications for employment only for currently posted/open positions.

Please review the job announcement to confirm any supplemental questions or specific requirements pertinent to that recruitment. Applications received after the posted recruitment deadline will not be considered for the position.

Please submit RCTC Employment Application, resume, and applicable documents directly to HR@rctc.org.

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It is the policy of RCTC to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, RCTC will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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