Accountant III

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Accounting & Auditing
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 14.00 - US$ 16.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Natalie or Vanessa , Spherion
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Job Description

Local company in Johnstown is currently seeking an Accounting III.  Under minimal supervision, manage and control the general accounting functions for the assigned Division in an accurate and timely manner, including the general ledger, payables, property and budget reporting. Be knowledgeable of these functions in the other Divisions as well. Complete the financial statements and reports on a regular and special request basis. Prepare the annual budget and grant preparation for the assigned Division, as well as review entries to the general and statistical ledgers to assure accuracy.

The job duties will include, but are not limited too:

  • Maintain the Division’s system of accounts and maintain the books and records on all transactions and assets.
  • Develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results.
  • Furnish internal reports, revise and update reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnish external reports, as necessary. 
  • Prepare budgets and grant applications for the assigned division. 
  • Complete numerous in-house and external reports with financial and/or passenger and employee statistical information. 
  • Complete various projects requiring financial and/or statistical information as requested by management.  
  • Electronically submit capital project reports, operating reports and funding requests.  
  • Back up, as needed, for Accountant I and II, Manager of Accounting & Grants, Cash Room and Receptionist.  
  • Coordinate and prepare for financial audits as required by Authority policy or governmental regulations.  
  • Maintain payroll for various departments. 

This position is a temp to hire with the right candidate.


Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.
Knowledge of personal computer software in word processing and spreadsheets.
Strong analytical and reasoning skills.
Superior numerical skills.


Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Accounting AND at least 4 years of accounting experience

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