Accounting Clerk 38345
Atlanta, GA 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

Accounting Clerk

First things First: Who are we?

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

At First Transit, Accounting Clerks assist the General Manager in all aspects of the daily accounting function and are responsible for Payroll, AP, AR and HR at site.

As an Accounting Clerk, your major responsibilities will be to:

  • Processes all driver and staff payroll for the location on a weekly basis meeting daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
  • Produce proofs, and types payrolls and other financial reports; makes routine cost distributions; posts subject accounts
  • Prepares and posts accounting documents, such as fees, receipts, invoices, requisitions, vouchers, expense accounts, and related operating reports
  • Posts requisitions, receipts, and disbursements information to appropriate ledgers or journals
  • Receives and counts cash; maintains cash book or other control record
  • Generates invoices and handles collections of unpaid balances
  • Files and maintains clerical records and reports pertinent information to accounting and bookkeeping or technical operations
  • Prepares and mails bills or statements, prepares lists of outstanding bills payable
  • May audit and proof accounting or other reports for clerical accuracy and conformance to departmental, county, and state procedures
  • May perform secretarial functions as needed for assigned staff members
  • Assists in balancing accounts by running tapes, proofreading, etc; prepares summary of balances, cost information, or other reports as requested for supervisor's use in preparing financial statements
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements of an Accounting Clerk:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions of legal or technical nature
  • Ability to perform a volume of numerical detail work with speed and accuracy
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping theories and practices
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Must possess and maintain a Georgia's drivers license
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Able to work well alone and as part of a team
  • Organized
  • Computer literacy and able to learn new things quickly
  • At least 2 years experience in Payroll as the primary
  • At least 1 year experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or secretarial assignments
  • May require potential to type at least 40 words per minute with high accuracy


We offer $16 an hour and benefits including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.

Diversity & Inclusion

Because we're stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We're committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.

Professional Advancement

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.

Extensive Training

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.

Community Service & Impact

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll have a positive impact on others.

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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