Principal Financial Analyst (AFSCME)

Bay Area Rapid Transit - Oakland, CA3.9

Full-time$110,000 - $150,000 a year

Principal Financial Analyst (AFSCME)

Under the direction of the Manager of Rolling Stock & Shops Administration, the two (2) Principal Financial Analyst (PFA) will be responsible for supporting the department’s strategic operational and financial goals.

The incumbent will conduct highly complex analysis and support the department by developing large-scale financial and operational models for determining resource needs for the department of over 800 FTE and over 50 distinct job classes. The PFA will also be responsible for cost optimization for maintenance activities by utilizing advanced Excel and other data visualization tools to manage and conduct the extraction, manipulation, and analysis of data. The models will align Rolling Stock and Shops (RS&S) staffing and material levels with operational needs with service level agreements, railcar availability, efficiency and reliability factors, parameters in collective bargaining agreements, and other variables to ensure that RS&S is utilizing support staff and maintenance shop resources efficiently.

The incumbent will be responsible for ad hoc costing and analysis, which include but not limited to, cash flow, cost benefits, labor costings, operating and capital budget, and trend analysis. In addition to conducting a wide array of financial analyses, the incumbent will conduct data modeling, which include labor hour analysis and tracking, non-labor and parts review and analysis, studies on labor, etc. S/he will complete analysis projects and provide management with strategic operational scenarios for decision making and implementation.

The incumbent will also provide managers reports and operations-based financial results to provide insights, drive decision making, and monitor effectiveness of existing programs. The incumbent may also serve as RS&S subject matter expert for RS&S management and other District departments in the areas of data analytics, business intelligence and reporting data related to operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, economics or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional budgetary, financial or management analysis experience.

Substitution: Additional professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis. A college degree is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $114,081.00 to $148,306.00 /year


  • relevant: 4 years (Preferred)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused