Overview

Metro is seeking a Director of Accounting that provides management level oversight of the operations of the Accounting Department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, payroll, grants, and general accounting. Responsibilities also include financial reporting, cash management and project accounting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provide management-level oversight of the accounting department, including payroll, revenue management and general accounting activities.

Prepare internal and external financial reports, including monthly reporting to Board of Trustees, SORTA’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, quarterly and annual statutory reporting to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT, internal departmental cost reports).

Maintain compliance and consistent application of accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GASB, FTA regulations, Ohio Revised Code and internal policies.

Develop and enforce appropriate internal financial controls within accounting department and throughout the organization.

Ensure the Authority’s payroll procedures are compliant with applicable federal/state/local laws, internal policies and SORTA’s collective bargaining agreement with its labor union.

Ensure all accounting software and equipment is properly maintained, up to date and effectively and efficiently utilized in support of the Authority’s strategic goals and objectives.

Provide management-level financial oversight of the Authority’s annual physical inventory of the parts storeroom and biennial fixed assets physical inventory.

Oversee the continued development of all Accounting Department employees to keep them abreast of new technologies; oversee and direct the development of their skills and understanding of policies and procedures, developing, implementing, monitoring, and overseeing adherence to performance.

Provide a positive work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran.

Facilitate the development of strategies to meet or exceed organizational and department performance goals and objectives, monitor results, and recognize employee, department, and organization accomplishments.

Oversee the continued development of all Accounting employees to keep them abreast of new technologies; oversee and direct the development of Accounting Management employees’ skills and understanding of procedures and policies, developing, implementing, monitoring and overseeing adherence to performance standards. Advance staff through training, professional development, and promotional opportunities.

Model, facilitate and encourage exemplary internal and external customer service, open communication, collaboration, participation, and professional development among staff.

Ability to work in compliance with Metro’s safety and security policies.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

 Competency Statement(s)

Communications – Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Persuasive, consensus builder. Customer Focus – Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations.

Employee Development – Competent in assessing employee skills: coaches, delegates, and supports employee development. Provides constructive feedback.

Leadership – Energetic, innovative self-starter, committed to continuous improvement and creative problem-solving.

Professional Integrity – Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the ability to maximize resources.

Proficiency – Able to multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data, excellent computer skills, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent project management skills.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Accounting, Finance or related field.

Experience

Six to eight years of experience related to the Essential Duties in an accounting/financial leadership role.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Computer Skills

Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, internet, email, and software for accounting, financial reporting, and presentation.

Certificates & Licenses

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

Other Requirements

Strong writing and presentation skills.

Ability to take initiative, engage staff, and create change.

Ability to motivate organization and remove barriers to effective performance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Office atmosphere