Transit Systems 2024-05-31 2024-07-05

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Administration

WeGo Public Transit
Nashville, Tennessee

Job ID: 155605
Job Status: Full-time

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to identify candidates for the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Finance and Administration for WeGo Public Transit. WeGo Public Transit is the marketing name for services of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Nashville and Davidson County (MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA). WeGo Public Transit serves the City of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee and 7 additional suburban counties surrounding Nashville, and agency staffing is provided by the Davidson Transit Organization, Inc., a separate corporate entity established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. In addition to 22 radial bus routes extending from Downtown Nashville into the neighborhoods of Nashville, WeGo offers 7 RTA bus routes extending from downtown Nashville to surrounding counties.

This position acts as the Chief Financial Officer of the organization, in addition to providing oversight over several administrative departments and functions for WeGo Public Transit. The position operates at an executive level and is expected to develop a broad array of knowledge about the functions of the organization, including those outside their direct reporting structure. The position will be expected to act on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer in the event of their absence. With respect to financial functions, the position is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the activities of the Finance and Accounting Department and reporting operational results for all financial entities of WeGo Public Transit. Has total financial responsibility of operating funds and works closely with the Deputy Chief Executive for Growth and Development to maximize capital funds. Responsible for management of and direct supervision of the Finance Department as well as serving on the DTO Board, the Pension Committee, and being plan sponsor for DTO’s 401k Plan. In terms of non-financial functions under the direction of this position, these include administrative support functions including Human Resources, Training and Organization Development, Procurement, Legal Services, and Real Estate. The Deputy CEO for Finance and Administration will play a pivotal role in the strategic planning, resource management, and fostering a collaborative and high-performance organizational culture. This position is considered a “CEO-track” position for the public transportation industry.

Recommended preparation for this position includes possession of a degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other related field plus 10 years of progressively responsible experience in managing complex financial operations (including five years at a senior management level managing fiscal operations, financial planning functions, and supervising financial and accounting staff). Must have comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting, financial, budgetary, grant management, investment management and auditing standards, practices and systems. Maintaining a CPA License is a plus. Please refer to the Job Description for additional requirements.

This is an outstanding career-defining opportunity that offer attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. The Davidson Transit Organization is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to www.KL2connects.com/openings, select this Davidson Transit Organization (WeGo) position, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and four or five professional references (preferably supervisory and/or clients, including their name, title, phone, email address, and relationship to you). For more information, please contact KL2’s Managing Principal Christian T. Kent at [email protected].

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