The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for directing the district’s financial services and fiscal operations, including the annual budget, forecasting, and asset management. The position is responsible for procurement and contracts, developing fiscal controls and systems, and grants management. The Director of Finance and Administration leads a professional and administrative staff of 9 employees in the areas of Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing and IT, in support of MTD's vision, mission and priorities. The position has regular contact with state and federal agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders, and must coordinate work with various departments as it relates to accounting, budgeting and all fiscal functions.
This position works under general administrative direction of the General Manager and serves as a member of MTD’s executive management team. The Director of Finance and Administration plans, organizes, supervises, and directs activities as assigned by managing efficient operation of an area-wide transportation system and performs other work as required.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or related field; and
Eight (8) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, at least three years of which shall have been directly or indirectly in public transit (or similar organization).
Preferred qualifications are:
A Master's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or related field.
Licensing as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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The mission of Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is to enhance the mobility of South Coast residents, commuters, and visitors by offering safe, appealing, equitable, environmentally responsible, and fiscally sound transit service.
MTD's regional services are provided in the southern portion of Santa Barbara County, running from the Ventura County border in the east, to the western end of Goleta. The service area includes the cities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta, and the communities of Isla Vista, Montecito, Summerland, and the Eastern Goleta Valley,
connecting the local community and visitors to colleges and the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara airport, train stations, and major business hubs and destinations.
Great people are MTD’s most important asset and are essential to fulfilling our mission. Our 218 employees provide the community with over 6 million trips annually, with 112 buses serving 42 transit routes (24 regular routes + 18 booster routes) at 719 bus stops. MTD is committed to our community and we are looking for people who share our
passion for service and enhancing the mobility of our riders. MTD takes pride in... its outstanding record of EEO compliance and commitment to diversity. As a progressive service provider and employer, MTD has a strong interest in
maintaining its positive image and relationships with the public, our passengers, internal and external stakeholders, and federal and state regulators.