Accounting Director

Accounting Director
Transbay Joint Powers Authority
 San Francisco, California
Job Description

Serving under the Chief Financial Officer, the Accounting Director plans and directs the accounting activities on behalf of the TJPA. The Director supervises the technical accounting work of the TJPA, requiring knowledge of municipal finance functions, internal controls, government fund accounting, enterprise fund accounting, and automated accounting systems.


Establishing and maintaining administrative and accounting policies and controls that reflect current principles of the Governmental Accounting
Standards Board (GASB), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and all applicable financial and legal requirements.

Managing the preparation of regular financial statements and reports.

Directing the development of systems for financial planning, fiscal analysis control, and information collection.

Overseeing and coordinating actuarial studies and audits.

Providing fiscal information/reporting/audits to internal TJPA partners and to outside funders and agencies.

Analyzing and evaluating complex financial and fiscal problems and recommending solutions.

Instituting and sustaining strong working relationships with TJPA staff and the larger stakeholder community.

Preparing and presenting clear and concise correspondence and reports.


  • Seasoned Accountant

Demonstrates professional knowledge in municipal accounting practices at the local, state, or federal level.

  • Self-Starter

Takes initiative and is resourceful in developing and implementing new ideas.

  • Mission-Driven

Has a passion for the TJPA vision and possesses an understanding of public service values and professional integrity.

  • Values Partnership

Thrives in a fast-paced, small office environment that values teamwork.


Sufficient education and increasingly responsible administrative and management experience in a municipal environment. The required skills are 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 a closely related field plus extensive, increasingly responsible administrative experience in a management capacity in a complex, fiscal, budgetary, and information systems environment.

  • A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related filed, or possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is desirable.
  • Experience in a public agency or transportation organization is preferred.