Controller

Controller
Community Transit Finance & Accounting Department
 Everett, Washington
Job Description

The position manages and directs all aspects of the agency's finance division, including budget and special projects, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and asset management teams and processes. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive team, oversees, analyzes, and interprets the agency's financial position, and directs the development and administration of the agency’s annual budget to align with the agency’s long-term financial strategies and transit development plan.

Responsible for high-level interactions with the State Auditor's Office. Manages the accuracy and timely completion of the agency’s quarterly and annual financial reporting requirements, ensuring state and federal regulatory compliance. Develops agency accounting policies and internal controls; interprets and ensures compliance with applicable regulations; oversees automated accounting, budgeting and payroll systems and all financial systems upgrades and testing; and researches new finance/accounting initiatives including public debt issuance.

Prepares and presents the agency’s financial information to internal and external audiences, including agency-wide employee meetings, senior executive team meetings, and the Board of Directors meetings and workshops, and represents the agency to regional public financial officers and peer agencies.

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