Accounting Manager

Location 3400 Spring St.,N.E., Minneapolis, MN USA 55413
Phone Number .
Division First Transit
Categories Operations Management & Supervisory
Req ID 37965

Compensation: $70,000-$80,000/year

First things First: Who are we?

First America is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.

First for a Reason

Community Service & Impact

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

Extensive Training

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

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 Student or First Transit.

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.


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.

As an Accounting Manager, you will have complete accounting oversight at the location level. You will prepare financial reports under general supervision and perform moderately complex activities related to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. Finally, you will learn about our industry and what makes accounting in transportation so rewarding.

  • Completion of monthly financial close for location
  • Analyzes financial reports and budgets, identifying trends and making recommendations
  • Prepares and verifies the accuracy of journal entries and accounting classifications assigned to various records.
  • Prepares client invoices and reconciles payments.
  • Oversees the locations payroll submissions.
  • Oversees daily counts, preparation of daily deposits, and daily and monthly reconciliations to expected intake.
  • Track and report location’s financial performance and offers suggestions about resource utilization
  • Creates the annual budget with the input of the GM and supporting staff.
  • Performs other functions as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of experience with month-end close, P&L analysis, and GAAP compliance.
  • Understanding of 4-4-5 period accounting is a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.

About First Transit

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.

Apply today and get your career on the road with First America!

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.


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