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Title: Manager or Senior Manager of Finance
Company: Ben Franklin Transit
Location: Richland, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 154997
Salary, Depending on Qualifications

Manager of Finance - $79,186 - $118,780

Senior Manager of Finance - $88,974 - $133,461

Ben Franklin Transit has been providing transportation services to Benton and Franklin counties for over 30 years. Over these years our services have grown to ensure our community members have safe and reliable transportation services.

Employees at Ben Franklin Transit enjoy working in our spacious office environment and collaborating with their colleagues and superiors in person. Our company culture and values include customer service, collaboration, diversity, fiscal accountability, innovation, sustainability, and safety. Employees and representatives of BFT are expected to uphold our values and mission. We also provide all employees the following:

Total Compensation Package
  • Generous paid holidays, vacation time, and sick time accrual.
  • Public employees Medical, Dental and vision benefits through PEBB (Public Employees Benefits Board).
  • Access to the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System), which includes a pension which includes employer match
  • Access to an HSA savings account
  • Employer paid HRA health savings account.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program with monthly participation rewards.

Perform highly complex accounting and financial analysis to provide accurate and timely financial reports to management, government agencies, and the public to support sound decision-making and ensure appropriate public disclosure and accountability. Ensure compliance of Agency policies, procedures and legal requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities/KSA:
  • Perform highly technical and complex accounting analysis, research, preparation, and maintenance of financial records, reports, and systems in compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations.
  • Manage accounting operations, including budget control, cash management, grants management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury, general ledger, payroll, fixed assets, and revenue services.
  • Compile, complete, and ensure timely monthly and year-end financial closing; review monthly and year-end financial statements and supporting documentation; review statements, schedules, and reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Design, implement, and improve daily work and month-end processes and procedures to ensure efficient, accurate and complete information within established time frames.
  • Plan, assign, and supervise the work of staff; interview and recommend selection of job candidates; train, monitor and evaluate performance; take corrective action as needed.
  • Consult with and provide expert assistance to management, other departments, external auditors, and vendors; assist other departments to resolve technical accounting issues.
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure optimal utilization of financial accounting information systems.
  • Develop and recommend improvements to accounting policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Prepare financial reports using database and spreadsheet applications; letters, reports, and other documentation.
  • Serve as audit liaison on external audits.
  • Assist with treasury management and investment procedures and recommendations.
  • Work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Uniform System of Accounts (USOA), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS), and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS); laws, rules, and regulations governing transit financial practices and procedures.
  • Principles, practices, and methods of financial management to include investments, fiscal management activity reporting, fiscal year guidelines, industry best practices, and internal controls.
  • Principles and practices of budget administration and analysis.
  • Quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
  • Prepare financial and account records, reports, and documents.
  • Principles of supervision, training, employee development and motivation.
  • Interpret and communicate accounting data.
  • Implement programs, policies, procedures.
  • Plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
  • Identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
  • Communicate technical subject matter to non-technical audiences.
  • Learn new technologies, policies, procedures, and guidelines established by professional organizations and/or governing agencies.
  • Utilize office equipment and other relevant technology (software and systems) to meet business needs.
  • Understand, follow, and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work as a team member and independently; effectively apply organizational and time management skills; meet deadlines and comply with Agency policies.
  • Exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Focus on tasks and recall details; handle frequent interruptions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration from an accredited institution and four-years of increasingly responsible accounting experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


CPA and/or CPFO and seven years’ experience managing public sector finance department operations in a supervisory capacity.

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