Transit Systems 2023-03-08 2023-04-12

Director of Finance

Skagit Transit
Burlington, Washington

Job ID: 148238
Job Status: Full-time

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Supervises: Payroll Coordinator; Accounting Clerk; Fare Revenue Supervisor; Vanpool Administrator; Service Coordinator – Skagit Station; Grants Manager; Procurement and Contracts Coordinator

Salary Range: $135,525.00 - $181,046.93; dependent upon experience

Close Date: Open until filled


Position Summary:
Ensures financial integrity of accounting system and accurate financial reporting for Skagit Transit. Supervises accounting and administration staff, oversees internal controls, monitors cash flow, evaluates, and reports revenue and expenditures. Prepares financial and operations reports. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Assesses accounting systems and implements appropriate internal controls. Coordinates accounting activities with other Skagit Transit departments and outside auditors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure accounting is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), GASB, IRS, state, and FTA requirements

  • Prepare financial and operating reports; provide financial analysis and narrative of issues impacting the Agency’s financial condition

  • Supervise payroll, payables, receivables, general ledger, contracts, purchasing, grants management, and fixed assets processes and procedures

  • Review, modify, and document business processes for optimal efficiency and internal control

  • Maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), grant agreements, laws, and regulations

  • Monitor cash flow and account balances

  • Reconcile monthly bank statements ensuring entry accuracy

  • Prepare the annual financial report for the Washington State Auditor’s Office

  • Prepare NTD (National Transportation Database) monthly and annual reports

  • Monitor grant funded projects accounting; manage grant project costs for reimbursement

  • Ensure compliance with FTA grant rules and all grant reimbursement requirements

  • Manage the annual financial and accountability audits, WSDOT audits, FTA triennial review, and all other financial audits

  • Ensure the integrity of financial systems; integrate systems technology into all aspects of the Accounting Department; manage related projects

  • Maintain fixed asset records including recording capital asset acquisitions, disposals and transfers;

  • Update depreciation schedule monthly

  • Maintains vehicle files

  • Reconcile subsidiary ledgers and depreciation schedule to general ledger

  • Coordinate physical asset inventories and update records accordingly

  • Oversee the asset management program

  • Responsible for hiring, evaluation of finance and administrative staff, and addressing personnel concerns within the department

  • Perform special assignments and other related duties as assigned

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the job. A typical way to meet this requirement would be:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

  • 5 years of GASB experience

  • 5 years of Financial Statement Compensation experience

  • 5 – 7 years of progressively responsible accounting experience

  • 5 years of supervisory experience

  • Payroll processing compliance

  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant preferred

  • Grant administration experience

  • Transportation industry experience preferred

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), GASB, IRS, state, and FTA requirements

  • Government Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)

  • General accounting principles and practices related to payroll functions

  • State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to payroll

Ability to:
  • Operate a computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and calendar software

  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with employees at all levels of the organization, vendors and contractors

  • Demonstrate strong internal and external customer service skills in order to meet the Agency’s expectations

  • Work some weekends, holidays, and extended hours as needed to meet deadlines

  • Relate effectively to individuals of various cultural, ethnic, and social-economic backgrounds as well as individuals with special needs

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive data and information

  • Use courteous and professional telephone and e-mail etiquette

  • Utilize MS office Word, Excel, and Access at an intermediate to advanced level.

  • Perform complex financial analysis

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $135,525.00 - $181,046.93; dependent upon experience

Medical insurance with premium share

Employer paid:
  • Dental

  • Vision


  • EAP

  • Employee Life insurance

  • Participation in Washington State’s Department of Retirement Systems – Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS)

To Apply
Apply at

Submit your application packet and resume to or 600 County Shop Lane, Burlington, WA 98233

Skagit Transit is an Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Employer

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