Controller

Department/Agency of position: 
Capital Metro Finance Department
Location of position: 
Austin, TX
Wage/Salary: 
Salary Range: $108,364.00 – $140,873.00 – Annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Job Description: 

The Controller reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. This position will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures in compliance with GASB and Governmental GAAP. The Controller supervises accounting staff and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including annual audit support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: •Manage day to day activities, surrounding cash operations, accounts payable, accounts receivables, payroll, fixed assets, monthly close and other key areas, as well as monitor performance of staff of approximately 20 individuals. •Maintain a comprehensive system of internal controls, policies and procedures over all accounting functions that are documented, assessed and updated on a regular basis. •Oversee proper processing of business transactions, including vendor invoices, billings to customers, payroll, cash receipts and disbursements, and banking and investment transactions. •Responsible for the preparation of complete, accurate and timely Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, monthly financial statements, financial reports, special analyses and informational reports. •Coordinate and manage annual financial audit, single audit, retirement plan audits, and audit of agreed upon procedures for NTD reporting. •Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations and filing requirements, •Accounting department leader for the effective set up and utilization of the Enterprise Resource Planning System and other systems utilized by the Accounting department. •Maintain Financial Transparency section of Capital Metro’s public website. •Manage capital financing transactions including the issuance, management and administration of revenue bonds, commercial paper, certificates of participation and derivative transactions. •Interact with management and Board of Directors to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations including communication of key financial information to senior management and the board of directors. •Communicate financial information in a clear and concise manner for policy makers. •Serve as a member of the defined benefit and defined contribution retirement committees. Serve as member of Investment Committee. •Ensure compliance with agency policies and records management standards. •Ensure a positive safety culture is maintained by supporting the health, safety, and security of employees within the department. •Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES – SUPERVISOR AND/OR LEADERSHIP EXERCISED: Manage department personnel by planning, scheduling, delegating and overseeing employee work assignments, authorizing, coordinating, and scheduling work with vendors and consultants, conducting personnel actions, including, hiring and interviewing, and overseeing hiring, training, work assignments, and performance evaluations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: •Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. •Five (5) years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position. •Eight (8) years of progressively responsible accounting experience in a medium to large organization. •Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer designation preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: •Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). •Knowledge of general accounting procedures, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll processes and systems. Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations affecting the accounting department. •Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) financials systems. •Team management skills to fully leverage talents of diverse people working together, and conflict management to deal with complex or sensitive situations and ensure the positive image of Capital Metro. •Ability to manage and monitor work performance of a department including ability to: oEvaluate program and work objectives and effectiveness; oEstablish broad organizational goals; and oRealign work and staffing assignments for the department. •Highly developed communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with public officials, Board of Directors, Capital Metro management, subordinates, peers and the general public. •Strong business knowledge or advanced understanding of the transit industry, and support of business objectives by developing integrated operational strategies and tactics. •Effective leadership, project management and problem-solving skills. •Proficiency with personal computers. Knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.

CAPITAL METRO IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SALARY RANGE – 108,364.00 – 140,873.00 – ANNUALLY