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Posted May 31, 2024.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Spokane Transit Authority (STA or the agency) is a vital part of the community, providing safe and efficient transportation services to residents and visitors. As we continue to grow, we are seeking an experienced and strategic CFO to lead our financial operations. The CFO is a key member of our executive leadership team responsible for the management and oversight of STA's financial stability and sustainability as well as strategic efforts, partnering across all departments to ensure fiscal responsibility, transparency, and compliance with regulations. The CFO also directs the management and general operations of Financial Services, Purchasing and Contracting, Information Technology Services, Records Management, Risk Management, and all other financial functions of the organization in a manner that supports the agency's vision, mission, and organizational priorities.

Examples of Duties

Financial Strategy, Planning and Analysis:
-Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the agency's mission and goals.
-Create long-term financial plans, including budgeting, forecasting, and capital investment, including the preparation and administration of the six-year Transit Development Plan capital program and financial forecast.
Financial Operations and Policies:
-Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures.
-Implement internal controls to safeguard assets and prevent fraud.
-Ensure the operation and maintenance of the Tyler Munis enterprise resource system are carried out effectively and efficiently.
-Oversee financial reporting, ensuring accuracy and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other relevant standards.
Budget Development and Financial Administration:
-Lead the annual budgeting process, collaborating with department heads to allocate resources effectively.
-Monitor budget performance, identify variances, and recommend adjustments as needed.
-Prepare financial reports for the executive team, board of directors and other stakeholders.
Purchasing and Contracting:
-Oversees the purchasing and contracting process to ensure maximum value, manage risk, and drive efficiency across the agency.
-Ensures compliance with STA, local, state, and federal procurement/purchasing requirements, including the DBE program.
Information Technology Services:
-Champion and sponsor IT projects through the agency intended to improve organizational efficiency.
-Oversee the development and support of STA's technology systems, including policies and procedures.
-Ensure reliability and availability of computing resources while safeguarding agency technology assets and access through robust cybersecurity measures/programs.
Records Management:
-Ensures that the agency complies with relevant laws and regulations regarding recordkeeping.
Risk Management and Insurance:
-Deals with insurance related issues, including applications for self-insurance programs and other coverages.
Leadership and Team Management:
-Lead the Finance team, providing guidance, mentorship, and professional development.
-Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting quality and customer service across internal and external customer base.

Spokane Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity/race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jobs in Spokane, WA

May 31, 2024. Spokane Transit Authority Jobs from Spokesman-Jobs

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Spokane Transit Authority

1230 W. Boone Ave Spokane, WA 99201
Spokane, WA

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