Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Finance, Economics, Banking, Other
4 Year Degree
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
San Francisco, CA
$90,446.93 - $132,249.94 Annually
Closing: 9/27/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
First round interviews for selected candidates tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2020.
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov.
The Budget/Financial Analyst position will be filled at the Assistant or the Associate level and is under the direct supervision of the Budget Manager. This position is responsible for preparation and monitoring of the capital and operating budgets for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), the Bay Area Headquarters Authority (BAHA), 375 Beale Condominium Corporation, the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA), Clipper, and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE). The Budget/Financial Analyst also prepares and monitors the capital and operating budgets for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), ABAG Finance Authority for Nonprofits (FAN), Advancing California Finance Authority (ACFA), ABAG Publicly Owned Energy Resources (POWER), and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA).
Directly and through management delegation to budget staff, this work includes organizing, preparing, analyzing, coordinating, and monitoring capital and operating budgets, providing assistance in the preparation of MTC's Overall Work Program (OWP) per Federal and State government funding requirements, providing grant compliance monitoring and report preparation, and financial reporting analysis for all agency entities. The person in this position will perform a variety of complex analytical, compliance, and administrative work in support of reporting functions; fostering and maintaining an overall relationship with agency sections and program staff; coordinating with various outside agencies; analyzing financial statements and communicating important financial information clearly to all entities.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS), and Uniform Guidance
Advanced knowledge of principles of budget practices and procedures for fund accounting and budgeting including encumbrance budgeting
Operating and capital budgeting procedures
Automated financial accounting systems, in particular, budgets, General Ledger, Contracts and Purchasing modules
Federal, State and Local grants and grant reporting procedures
Methods and techniques for record keeping, report preparation and writing
Critical and analytical thinking
Strong/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Word skills
Strong analytical skills
Solid public presentation skills
Collaborative style focused on team work
Work with Grantors, Project Managers, and other internal and external departments
Make involved and accurate computations
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, finance or related field. A Master's degree is highly desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and attach proof of equivalency along with the application.)
For the Assistant level, three (3) years of increasingly complex and responsible professional experience in treasury, governmental budgeting, governmental fund accounting, or similar field, including the equivalent of two years as a Junior Financial Analyst in MTC.
For the Associate level, five (5) years of increasingly complex and responsible work experience in treasury, governmental budgeting, governmental fund accounting, or similar field, including the equivalent of two years as an Assistant Financial Analyst in MTC.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and direction of the Budget Manager, specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Agency/Entity Budget and Financial Reporting
Planning, organizing, coordinating, preparing, analyzing and monitoring the development of complex capital and operating budget schedules;
In coordination with the Budget Manager/Section Director/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), assist with budget projections and tracking revenue and expense trends;