First review of applicants will begin the week of January 7, 2020 and continue until a pool of highly qualified candidates has been established. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov.
The Budget Manager position will be filled at the Principal level and is under the direct supervision of the Finance and Accounting Section Director. This lead position is responsible for preparation and oversight of the capital and operating budgets for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), including all operating funds for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), the Bay Area Headquarters Authority (BAHA), 375 Beale Condominium Corporation, the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA), Clipper, and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE). The Budget Manager also prepares and monitors the capital and operating budgets for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), ABAG Finance Authority for Nonprofits (FAN), Advancing California Finance Authority (ACFA), ABAG Publicly OWned Energy Resources (POWER), and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA).
This budget work includes organizing, managing, coordinating, and monitoring capital and operating budgets, leading and providing oversight in the preparation of MTC's Overall Work Program (OWP) per Federal and State government funding requirements, and providing grant oversight and financial reporting analysis for all agency entities. This position will perform a variety of complex analytical, compliance, and administrative work in support of reporting functions; management of the budget team and overall relationship with agency Sections and program staff; coordinate with various outside agencies; analyze financial statements and communicate important financial information clearly to all entities.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Critical and analytical thinking;
Solid public presentation skills;
Collaborative style focused on team work;
Ability to work with Grantors, Project Managers, and other internal and external departments; and
Ability to make involved and accurate computations
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS), and Uniform Guidance;
Operating and capital budgeting procedures;
Automated financial accounting systems, in particular, Budgets, General Ledger, Contracts and Purchasing modules;
Federal, State and Local grants and grant reporting procedures;
Advanced knowledge of principles of budget practices and procedures for fund accounting and budgeting including encumbrance budgeting; and
Methods and techniques for record keeping, as well as report preparation and writing.
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, finance or related field. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the application.)
Experience: Three years of increasingly complex and responsible work experience in treasury, governmental budgeting, governmental fund accounting, or similar field including the equivalent of two years as an Associate Financial Analyst or Accountant/Auditor III in MTC.
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and at least four years of relevant experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is an alternative qualification.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the Finance and Accounting Section Director, the essential duties and responsibilities of the Budget Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:
Agency and Entity Budget Management
Plan, organize, coordinate, analyze and monitor the preparation and development of complex capital and operating budget schedules
In coordination with the CFO, assist with budget projections and tracking revenue and expense trends
Prepare and monitor operating and capital budgets and amendments
Manage, direct, develop and review work completed by budget staff
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with MTC staff and external agencies
Oversee the preparation of financial reports for all boards and associated committees, attend committee/board meetings, and present reports and make presentations as required and requested
Overall Work Program (OWP) Management
Coordinate with staff in the preparation and monitoring of the Overall Work Program (OWP) and subsequent amendments and provide to Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for approval
Oversee and lead the preparation of the OWP quarterly, annual and grant closeout and other compliance reports
Review, verify and provide the annual Consolidate Planning Grant (CPG) Certification of Expenditure by Fund Source (COE) to Caltrans for approval
Maintain files in accordance with MTC and Federal records retention policies
Monitor grant compliance reporting requirements
Monitor grant reporting requirements
Work with staff to identify and develop grant revenue sources
Process and Procedure Management for Assigned Programs
Coordinate and provide training to Sections and program staff on the appropriate budget procedures and processes
Oversee and lead the preparation of the State Controller's transportation and other applicable reports
Update process and procedure documentation
Coordinate with other Finance division managers to ensure processes and procedures are coordinated
Staff Management and Development
Lead, direct, and develop work plans for budget staff
Manage staff development, monitor performance, and provide immediate, frequent, as well as, annual performance feedback
Manage deliverables and deadline adherence
The Budget Manager will perform other job related duties as assigned.
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Service Workers.