Job Title: Finance Manager
Reports to: Director of Finance
FLSA Status: Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
Date Approved: _______________________________
Job Posting: 201905200001
Job Position: Finance Manager
Job Class: Finance
Job Category: 06
Open Date: 5/21/19
Close Date: 6/21/19
Serves as assistant to Director of Finance, oversees accounting functional areas, and supervises direct reports. Performs complex technical and professional-level financial accounting functions in the analysis, preparation, and maintenance of financial records and reports. Controls financial and statistical information in accordance with Federal, state, and local regulations, assuring all governmental requirements are met. Also, ensures all financial activities are in compliance with BJCTA policies and procedures.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Plan, organizes, directs, coordinates, controls, and manages a variety of financial activities, including general accounting and project cost accounting.
2. Manages and supervises staff, resolving various daily issues by providing staff guidance as necessary.
3. Develops and implements strategies and policies pertaining to finance and accounting matters. Administers and recommends new and modifications to finance and accounting policies and procedures. Supervises month-end reconciliations, including account payable and receivable analysis, capital expense processing, and payroll associated general ledger entries. Performs daily reviews of expenses and postings to the general ledger. Makes recommendations for corrections or budget transfers.
4. Serves as hands-on back-up for all direct reports.
5. Responsible for retention of finance department records.
6. Prepares financial reports for division and department heads. Analyzes trend and variance information.
7. Assists the Director of Finance with annual budget preparation and any ad hoc budget analysis required.
8. Prepares and reviews financial information for external auditors. Ensures compliance with GAAP and internal controls, coordinates planning, and assists the Director of Finance with annual budget preparation and any ad hoc budget analysis required.
9. Develops and prepares financial statements and reports, and submit to Federal, State, and Local Agencies, such as W-2s, 941s, etc.
10. Maintains the Accounting Procedures Manual.
11. Must be professional, respectful, and courteous at all times with customers, vendors, and co-workers.
12. Performs other duties similar in nature and level as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to pass pre-employment background check, physical and alcohol & drug screen.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration
Valid Alabama drivers’ license and applicable certificates, licenses or registrations.
Education / Experience
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Substitution of experience for the required education on a one to one basis will be considered. A minimum of five (5) years of professional accounting experience, including two (2) years of supervisor experience in an accounting department.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities
1. Able to investigate, analyze, evaluate, and recommend solutions to complex financial/accounting, legislative, budgetary, and administrative concerns.
2. Able to make decisions regarding implementation of polices, which may involve support of controversial positions.
3. Ability to use independent judgment and decision-making when necessary to apply technical skills.
4. Ability to monitor budget plan and adjusts as necessary.
5. Ability to work on multiple projects that have conflicting deadlines.
6. Ability to write clear and concise memos, reports and correspondence.
7. Ability to assist, train and cooperate with accounting and non-accounting staff in preparation of accounting records and reports.
8. Ability to provide effective supervision or lead direction to clerical and technical staff.
9. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
10. Ability to review and prepare journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
11. Ability to prepare fluctuation analysis for various revenue and expense accounts.
12. Ability to prepare financial schedules that will be used for audited financial statements and other external reports.
13. Ability to establish effective working relationships.
14. Ability to deal with difficult people and situations.
15. Ability to organize information clearly and precisely.
16. Ability to coordinate and work with other departments.
17. Ability to coordinate the timing of projects.
18. Ability to supervise and manage staff.
19. Ability to think critically and solve problems.
20. Ability to operate a computed-aid financial accounting software package and peripherals, Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word.
21. Proficiency in short month-end close-out process.
22. Proficiency in managing the functions of a finance department and personnel.
Freedom to Act
The employee normally performs the job by following established standards operating procedures and/or polices. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy that applies to duties. Performance reviewed periodically.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals, ability to compute rates and percents and the ability to draw and interpret bar graphs from data.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use of hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have a right to request that the BJCTA make reasonable accommodations in order to help you accomplish your work, which must still be performed in all its essential functions.
EEO - Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran’s status, disability status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
Applicants for this position may be administered a skills and knowledge test.
Receipt by BJCTA of a verified negative drug test result and/or negative breath alcohol test result (<0.02 BAC) is required prior to employment. A verified positive drug and/or alcohol test will disqualify an applicant from employment.