Compensation: $134,959/Yr. (Min) - $202,438/Yr. (Max)
The position manages and directs all aspects of the agency's finance division, including budget and special projects, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and asset management teams and processes. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive team, oversees, analyzes, and interprets the agency's financial position, and directs the development and administration of the agency’s annual budget to align with the agency’s long-term financial strategies and transit development plan.
Responsible for high-level interactions with the State Auditor's Office. Manages the accuracy and timely completion of the agency’s quarterly and annual financial reporting requirements, ensuring state and federal regulatory compliance. Develops agency accounting policies and internal controls; interprets and ensures compliance with applicable regulations; oversees automated accounting, budgeting and payroll systems and all financial systems upgrades and testing; and researches new finance/accounting initiatives including public debt issuance.
Prepares and presents the agency’s financial information to internal and external audiences, including agency-wide employee meetings, senior executive team meetings, and the Board of Directors meetings and workshops, and represents the agency to regional public financial officers and peer agencies.
Community Transit has an annual operating budget of $175 million, a Net position of $664 million, and 720 full time equivalents (FTEs) covered by three different labor contracts and some non-represented employees.
The finance division team has earned 27 consecutive years of zero audit findings, earned 32 consecutive Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, and 3 consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills
Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:
Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:
Lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Application and Selection Process:
Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.
Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.
Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.