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Director of Finance

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Hampton Roads Transit

Hampton, VA 23630
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Position: Director of Finance

Department: Finance

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Salary: DOQ

Responsible for the overall management of the Accounting Department. The Director of Finance plans and directs the overall financial activities related to HRT's Accounting and Financial Reporting functions; including Payroll, Fixed Assets, Financial Analysis and Accounting. The Director of Finance closely with the CFO, banks and funding partners to plan, execute, and achieve HRT's short and long-term financial and cash flow goals. Strong leadership skills, exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities, ability to work and interact with departments throughout the organization, exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Job Functions: (Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Accounting Department and related close processes.
  • Manages and directs the activities of the Accounting Function including Accounts Payable and Receivable, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Financial Analysis and Accounting.
  • Establishes and implements accounting policies, procedures and practices in adherence with GAAP and funding partner requirements.
  • Analyzes financial statements and reports, makes sound decisions and provides clear direction to subordinates.
  • Plans and organizes work programs through subordinate managers and supervisors; establishes and monitors controls to evaluate performance; takes appropriate actions to correct performance and to adjust programs to meet requirements.
  • Supervises Assistant Director of Finance, Accounts Payable and A/R Accounting Staff and Financial Analysts.
  • Oversees preparation of financial reports such as monthly balance sheet, income statement, report on changes in financial position and budget variances.
  • Oversees team that is responsible for technical and administrative accounting work in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the Transit.
  • Ensures generally accepted accounting principles are followed, maintain accounting records according to those principles, and other related duties in the daily administration of finance department.
  • Recommend, design, and implement any necessary department controls and procedures.
  • Ensures general ledger accounts are reconciled to their related subsidiary ledgers and adjustments to the general ledger are made accordingly.
  • Manages HRT's annual financial and compliance audits, including any other external and internal audits
  • Communicates policy decisions to other departments, provides guidance regarding on financial policies and procedures and questions related to budget vs. actual reports.
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT's EMS. Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT's Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring employees in their respective functional areas have adequate training and tools necessary to meet the requirements of the EMS procedures and SOPs.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate with other departments any documentation required in support of the FTA triennial reviews, drug and alcohol audits, independent audits, state audits, EEO Program audit, etc.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions: Required knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, especially as it relates to enterprise fund accounting, general ledger, grants accounting, fixed assets accounting, financial reporting, and monthly close procedures.

Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions: Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential. Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected. Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.

Software applications: Email, Spear, Internet, Wachovia Connection, Redi VA, Microsoft Office Suite, WinZip, PS Finance, nVision, ECHO system, Citrix. Advanced Level proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including Pivot Tables, Vlookups, and logical analysis statements to aid in analysing data.

Training and/or Education: Undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration or finance; MBA preferred

Required Experience: Five to ten years experience in all aspects of accounting and be well versed in issues encountered by Controllers. 2 years of proven supervisory experience

Licenses or Certificates: Virginia Driver's License CPA or CMA preferred

Special Requirements: This position is classified as non-essential personnel.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work requires high-speed operation of keyboard devices.

Unusual Demands: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis.

Reference: 568830427

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