Posting Date:  01/24/2023
Job Title:  Finance Manager
Salary:  $102,544.31 – $138,444.70 Annually
Entity:  Intercity Transit
Closing Date:  Open until Filled

Description:

Intercity Transit is recruiting a Finance Manager who will plan, organize, and manage the agency’s financial tasks, such as accounting, fiscal management, cash management, budgeting, and reporting activities within the Finance Division. We are looking for someone who has strong problem solving and analytical skills, high attention to detail, advanced knowledge of GAAP, GASB, and Washington State BARS, and exceptional written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should have the ability to lead and teach and enjoy being part of a dynamic team that likes to have fun and supports a work-life balance while still bringing their “A” game every day!

It’s an exciting time to join IT!
Intercity Transit is a nationally recognized small urban transit system that is innovative, and mission driven. We are a Public Agency that provides fare free public transportation (fixed route transit, ADA paratransit and vanpool services) to the people who live and work within Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm. Through our work, we provide transportation to jobs, schools, community events, and personal and business activities. We invite you to join us in our mission to provide and promote transportation choices that support an accessible, sustainable, livable, healthy, and prosperous community.

Primary Duties

As the Finance Manager, you will:
• Supervise, lead, and mentor staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
• Plan, organize, and manage the Agency’s financial accounting activities, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and inventory. Balance revenues, expenditures, and debt issuance; provides financial analysis, and audit guidance.
• Analyze financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected agency financial position. Reviews grant expenditures records.
• Serve as the primary contact for the State Auditor and oversee the Agency’s annual audit process. Coordinates and assists with physical inventory of agency’s fixed assets per Federal requirements, coordinates vehicle parts physical inventory.
• Assure adequate internal controls, accurate record keeping and timely reporting in compliance with established laws, codes, regulations, and policies.
• Direct the preparation, maintenance, and distribution of records, reports, statistics, and other materials for Agency use and for Local, State, and Federal agencies as required. Research financial and legal issues, and prepares reports, studies and exhibits used in the presentation of financial related proposals and analyses.
• Perform administration of Agency fiscal activities to include cash management and cash requirement needs, budget preparation and subsequent budget vs. actual performance analysis, financial forecasts and projections of revenues and expenses. Collaborate with agency partners in preparation and development of annual Agency and Finance division budgets.
• Ensure internal controls are in place.
• Conduct long-range planning activities for the Transit Development Plan and the Annual State Report.
• Provide fiscal leadership
• Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Qualifications

Are you the one we are looking for?
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, General Business or Public Administration or a closely related field.
• Five (5) years of increasingly responsible government accounting experience, including two (2) years of supervisor experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Public Finance Officer Certification (CPFO) is highly preferred.
• You must be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation, the results of which must meet the agency’s hiring criteria.
• Knowledge of management principles and practices; labor contracts, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements; Washington State Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS); Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws; finance theory and principles; financial reporting requirements; budgeting, pension plan, and deferred compensation principles and practices; and principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
• Skilled in compiling, analyzing and preparing financial information; supervising, training, and evaluating staff; developing and administering budgets; working with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistics; high attention to detail; reading, analyzing, interpreting finance and accounting related materials and reports; presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; analyzing problems; multitasking; developing and implementing internal control procedures; and working with Microsoft Office products at an intermediate to advanced level.

What’s in it for you?
• Receive a competitive salary of $102,544.31-$138,444.70 yearly in addition to annual general wage/cost of living
adjustments typically received in January and step increases in July (if not at top of salary range).
• Currently this position is primarily working remotely, with an occasional need to perform work onsite; therefore, an ability
to work from home (i.e., reliable Wi-Fi, confidential space) is essential.
• Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and eligible dependents.
• PERS Retirement Plans (through Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System) along with voluntary deferred
compensation plans (401k and 457) with employer match up to 6.2%.
• 12 to 25 vacation days per year depending upon date of eligibility and length of service.
• 12 days of sick leave per year depending upon date of eligibility.
• Up to 48 hours of floating holiday time.
• $200 incentive for each COVID-19 booster vaccination dose.
• $420 cell phone allowance semi-annually.

Ready to jump on board?
We would love for you to apply! Please submit a letter of interest and resume that includes your last ten years of
work/volunteer/military/school history to www.intercitytransit.com/employment.
Be advised, we will not consider incomplete applications. Intercity Transit’s preferred method of communication is via email, so an accurate and active email address is essential.

This position will remail open until filled. In order to be considered for the first round of interviews, submit your completed application by 5:00pm on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Contact Information

Amy Zurfluh
azurfluh@intercitytransit.com

Links

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/intercitytransit/jobs/3881712/finance-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Other Information

Intercity Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce. We also take pride in being a drug free workplace. Note that Intercity Transit is subject to requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and CFR Part 40 & Part 655, which prohibit the use of marijuana at any time while employed by Intercity Transit.

Intercity Transit is committed to taking the steps necessary to provide the safest workplace possible for our employees. Intercity Transit and our Authority Board require a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. It is critical that we protect ourselves, our co-workers, families, and customers, in order to accomplish our mission to provide critical transportation services to our community. Candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination or submit a request for accommodation for medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief. Please note that while some requests for medical or religious accommodations may be found valid, the agency may not be able provide an accommodation.