Located in southeastern Washington, Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) is a municipal corporation which provides public transportation services in Benton and Franklin Counties. BFT administration offices are in Richland, which, along with its sister cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and West Richland, make up the Tri-Cities (population 273,100). The area is in the heart of wine country and averages 300 days of sunshine a year.
BFT is governed by an appointed ten-member board of directors. The overall management of BFT is divided into six departments: Transit Operations, Fleet & Facilities, Human Resources & Labor Relations, Marketing & Communications, Planning & Service Development, and Administrative Services. BFT has a 2019 operating budget of $42,022,300 and a capital budget of $22,012,566. BFT employs 318 full and part-time employees, both union and non-union.
As a member of the executive leadership team, the Financial Services Director supervises 12 department staff and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and administering the functions of the Finance Department, including all Financial, Public Records, Information Technology, and Procurement functions. The Director performs long-range financial forecasting and strategic planning for revenues and expenditures of agency funds in accordance with established policies, legal requirements, and professional standards.
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field and 5 years of increasingly responsible financial and management level experience is required. 7 years of related experience, and CPA or CPFO is preferred.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Ben Franklin Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 8, 2019 (open until filled).