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Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Feb 9, 2024



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Are you an independent self-starter with a background in Accounting? Do you want to work in an exciting industry that continues to provide integral services to the community? Drive your career forward at the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) – a major transit agency in one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States! We need you to help us build the Greater Utah Community a brighter future through design, construction, and maintenance of new and better public transportation initiatives.  
The accounting department wants you as a Comptroller. You will join a fantastic team of a highly skilled accounting department working on some of UTA’s most exciting and challenging projects. Our team of accounting professionals and other professionals are problem solvers who know how to develop innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions.  If you are interested in joining our team, please apply now.  


Responsible for managing all accounting activities for the organization, including financial reporting, legal compliance, internal controls, and day-to-day transactions for operations, federal and state grant programs, self-funded pension plan, and major capital projects. Includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, asset management, document management, and account reconciliations. Ensures all reports are prepared timely and in accordance with GAAP and GASB pronouncements. Accountable for other reporting and compliance requirements as mandated by the Federal Transit Administration.  


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business management. CPA, CMA, CPFO, or CGFM designations preferred. Strong organizational, communication, and management skills. Experience with Oracle-based systems a plus.  
Seven years recent work in accounting, including four years of governmental enterprise and grant accounting experience, four years as a supervisor, and five years as Comptroller or position primarily responsible for organization’s accounting and financial reporting. Experienced with preparing an Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).  
- OR -  
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.  
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]  
UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:  
  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts. Choice between Traditional Co-Pay or High Deductible Health Plans for medical coverage. HSA with company match available to employees enrolled in the HDHP. Benefit plans include coverage for domestic partners (eligibility affidavit required for coverage).
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
  • For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:
Salary: $111,000.00 to $139,000.00 depending on experience  
Open until filled 
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