Under the direction and as an extension of the Chief Executive Director, this position is at the highest level of senior management reporting to the Chief Executive Director. The purpose of this position is to provide executive direction and strategic management over the activities and functions of Chatham Area Transit’s (CAT’s) Financial Services Unit. This position provides leadership and management by planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the Authority’s financial planning, accounting, budgeting, revenue, treasury, post-execution grant administration and management as well as CAT’s regulatory compliance, financial analysis and reporting functions.


• Provides overall direction for the Authority’s finances.

• Provides oversight for the more traditional accounting and transaction-oriented activities, performs strategic analysis and financial projections.

• Develops a comprehensive multiyear capital program budget, including well-defined asset replacement projections and ensures connection between service planning and annual budgeting.

• Formulates policies, procedures and practices for the assigned functional areas with the Financial ServicesUnit and makes recommendations to the CEO/Executive Director and the Board.

• Oversees the full range of activities related to general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, and the physical tracking and accounting of fixed assets.

• Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the collection and recording of any cash revenue for the Authority.Also directs activities in revenue analysis and reconciliation with organization statistics such as ridership counts.

• Oversees the application for accounting and reporting on all grant revenue and expenditures.

• Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the full range of budgeting activities including the development of both the operating and capital budgets (annual and multi-year). Utilizing business analysis and reporting, models financial forecasting scenarios.

• Responsibilities also include overseeing the development of a comprehensive capital improvement program, the identification of funding sources, approving grant allocations for the Authority departments and ensuring grant expenditure records are sufficient to meet regulatory requirements.

• Performs overall financial and compliance analysis using NTD Reports, federal and state reviews, quarterly reporting and monthly management reports to ensure noncompliance risks are identified and mitigated.

• Provides education to department managers and staff as it relates to CAT’s compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements.


A Bachelor’s Degree in financial management, accounting, or a related field with at least (7) + years of progressively increased experience in the management of resources and staff.

Additional Information

Please apply online at https://www.catchacat.org/about-cat/cat-careers/

For More Information ContactLinda SmithHR Manager912-629-3904


Chatham Area Transit Authority is an equal opportunity employer.