Deputy Executive Director-Financial/Controller

Sound Transit - Seattle, WA3.9

Full-time$150,000 - $230,000 a year
SALARY: $145K-$225K

Under administrative direction, plans, directs, and manages agency financial operations. Assigned divisions may include Accounting, Financial Operations, Tax, Records Management and General Services and other divisions as assigned. Responsible for design and maintenance of agency reporting and financial control environment, liquidity and risk management programs. Manages and coordinates activities with other Agency departments and outside agencies; and provides administrative support and advice to the CFO.

Controller, Accounting, CPA, Treasury, AP Payroll, Leadership

The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Plans, directs and manages agency financial operations. Responsible for implementation of accounting standards, business processes and systems for the successful execution of accounting cycles.

Oversees annual accounting cycle, including production of financial statements, and completion of all required financial and federal audits; annual subarea results and reporting and analysis in support of monthly, quarterly and year end results; other State required reporting and management requests for information.

Plans, directs, and manages National Transit Database Reporting, reporting of annual subarea results.

Develops and maintains agency financial control environment. Coordinates with internal audit, procurement and other divisions/departments to maintain highest level of public sector financial control policies and procedures.

Oversees cash management, risk management, record management and all other financial operations functions.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of assigned staff; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects, and programs; provides constructive feedback; reviews and evaluates work and makes effective suggestions and recommendations.

Coaches, trains and motivates staff; coordinates and/or provides staff training; and manages employee relations; manages the workflow and prioritization of projects and measures the performance of the department and all related staff; develops developmental work plans for staff; implements or recommends corrective actions, discipline and termination procedures as appropriate/necessary working closely with Human Resources.

Manages the development and implementation department goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommends and administers policies and procedures; assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; and creates and promotes a positive work environment.

Represents the Finance Department to internal and external stakeholders; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; plans and presents materials to Board, Staff Finance Committee and Citizen Oversight panel on policy and financial issues.

Develops, administers, maintains, and oversees the annual budgets of assigned divisions through subordinate division managers.

Provides support to the CFO & CEO on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; develops strategies and communicates with federal and local legislatures; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or closely related field and fifteen years of experience in managing operations, programs, and services in finance, that includes eight years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsiblity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
CPA or equivalent required.

Required Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive Finance Department including but not limited to Accounting, Taxation, Treasury, Record Management and Risk Management services programs, and functional areas.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Generally accepted governmental accounting principles and other advanced principles and practices related to program areas of assignment.

Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration.

Methods and techniques used in the performance of duties and responsibilities specific to the area of assignments.

Principles of business writing and report preparation.

Advanced project management techniques.

English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Principles of supervision, coaching, and performance evaluation.

Required Skill in:
Interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles and design of business systems and processes consistent with those principles.

Establishing and maintaining effective collaborative working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.

Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.

Performing high-level exceptional negotiations and effectively partnering with others

Conceptualizing, influencing, developing, and administering goals, objectives, guidelines, and procedures for the department and the agency.

Managing large, complex projects and making decisions in fast-paced, difficult environments..

Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.

Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.

Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.

Applying project management techniques and principles.

Working collaboratively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.

Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.

Developing and monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority

Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.