Director of Finance

Director of Finance
Skagit Transit
 Burlington, Washington
Job Description

Skagit Transit is headquartered in Burlington, Washington, approximately 60 miles north of Seattle, and serves Burlington and the nearby areas of Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Concrete, Lyman, Hamilton and La Conner. The area is part of the Skagit Valley, which is located between the beautiful peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the phenomenal Puget Sound. This amazing region has something for everyone, including a large variety and abundance of shops, restaurants, outdoor activities, and agricultural attractions scattered throughout each community served by Skagit Transit. The region is also home to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which attracts more than one million visitors each year.

Skagit Transit is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors and employs 160 FTEs. Departments include: Operations, Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Safety & Training, Security, Maintenance, and Facilities. The agency’s 2024 budget is $32,733,974.

The Finance Director will oversee a department of eight employees: the Accounting Manager (supervised by the Director), Payroll Coordinator, Accounts Payable Clerk, Grants Manager, Procurement & Contracts Coordinator, Fare Revenue Supervisor, Rideshare Administrator, and Service Coordinator. The department operates on a 2024 budget of $1,601,179. Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance supervises the agency's comprehensive financial management, ensuring the financial integrity of the accounting system and accurate analytical reporting. This position manages budget development, financial risk systems, public records management, and administrative processes, and is responsible for assessing and managing financial and other liability risks, including property management risks. This position also oversees internal controls, monitors cash flow, evaluates and reports expenditures, prepares financial and operational reports, manages grant funded projects accounting and oversees the annual audits.

Preferred education and experience: An undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field. Three years of supervisory/leadership experience. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles for Public Sector. Knowledge of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Single Audit Practices/Requirements. Knowledge of Government Finance Officers Association GFOA standards. Experience with grant accounting and management for a government entity. Seven or more years of financial, business management, or accounting experience, including regulated controls or financial audit responsibility. Experience in government accounting regulations and business systems, such as budgeting, accounting, purchasing and procurement, capital projects, etc. CPA/CMA.

Benefits include: Medical (employee pays 10% of the Medical Premium, Dental, Life Insurance, and Vision Service Plan). Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) Public Employees Retirement System Plans (PERS) offered. Employer Paid HRAVEBA. Employer Paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and Disability Insurance. 11 Paid Holidays per year. Generous leave accrual available for use after 90 days.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Skagit Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by July 7, 2024. (Applications will be reviewed as submitted. The position is open until filled.)