Assistant Controller

Department/Agency of position: 
Santa Valley Transportation Authority
Location of position: 
San Jose, CA
$150,362.72 – $198,478.87
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Job Description: 

Come work for a leader in the American Public Transportation industry. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is recruiting for an Assistant Controller.


Under general direction, the Assistant Controller plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the financial reporting, accounting, contract review, asset management, payroll and accounts payable functions of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

This single-position classification is an At-Will Management position and serves at the discretion of the General Manager. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and directs the activities of two major units in the Finance & Budget Division, encompassing general accounting, capital accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll functions.


Sufficient education and increasingly responsible administrative and management experience in a large and diverse agency to demonstrate the attainment of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the above duties.

Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four year degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or closely related field and extensive, increasingly responsible administrative experience in a management capacity in a complex fiscal, budgetary, and information systems environment.

A Masters degree in public administration, business administration or a related field, or possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable. Experience in a large public transportation organization is preferred.

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