Transit Systems 2024-02-11 2024-03-17

Director of Finance

Skagit Transit
Burlington, Washington

Job ID: 154112
Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $141,284 - $188,741

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 was established in 1993 and is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors and employs 160 FTEs. The overall management of Skagit Transit is divided into eight departments: Operations, Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Safety & Training, Security, Maintenance, and Facilities. The agency operates these departments on a 2024 budget of $32,733,974.

The Finance Director will oversee a department of eight employees, inclusive of the Accounting Manager, 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 Skagit Transit'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, and prepares financial and operational reports. The Director supervises the Accounting Manager and ensures fiscal and administrative services comply with state and federal laws, regulations, and requirements. The Director also manages grant funded projects accounting, oversees the annual audits, serves as a member of the agency’s Executive Management Team, and is integral to the achievement of Skagit Transit's strategic objectives.

Preferred education and experience: An undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field. Three (3) 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 (7) 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.

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 March 10, 2024. (Applications will be reviewed as submitted. The position is open until filled.)

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