9179 Manager V(Capital Projects and Grants Accounting Manager)

Recruitment #PEX-9179-073459

Introduction

 

ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED TO CHANGE FORMAT, APPLICATION PROCESS AND FILING DEADLINE.
ALL APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED PRIOR TO April 18, 2017 NEED NOT REAPPLY.

ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Appointment Type: Permanent Exempt-Full Time – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

THE AGENCY
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), a department of the City and County of San Francisco, is responsible for the management of all surface transportation in the city. The SFMTA keeps people connected through the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), the nation’s seventh largest public transit system. The agency’s additional responsibilities include managing parking and
traffic, bicycling, walking and the regulation of taxis. With a staff of about 6,000, the SFMTA’s diverse team of employees is one of the city’s largest with representation by 22 labor organizations.

With more than 3,500 transit stops, Muni keeps people connected, delivering more than 700,000 passenger boardings on an average weekday and offering unmatched accessible transit service to San Francisco’s 800,000 residents and a workday population of approximately 1.2 million.

THE POSITION
Under general administrative direction, the Capital Projects and Grants Accounting Manager functions as a mid- level manager in the SFMTA, operating within a broad policy framework and assuming primary responsibility for key and very complex accounting functions. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the agency’s grant program totaling billions of dollars, its cost allocation program, and
managing grant revenues and expenses activities that support the mission and goals of the SFMTA. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing the single audit and all other audit of grants by federal, state, and regional agencies and for implementing accounting and reporting requirements as they relate to new transit and revenue enhancement programs, parking, pedestrian, and bicycle and taxi initiatives.

Essential Duties include:
• Develops, implements and oversee a structured program to maximize cost recovery to the SFMTA.
• Implements and monitors cost recovery rates to support the SFMTA’s Transit First Policy; ensures timely completion.
• Ensures rate application and allocation are consistent with federal and state requirements.
• Ensures proper accounting, auditing, system control and cash handling procedures over grant revenues and expense activities.
• Manages the timely billing of expenditures to federal, state, regional and local grantors to facilitate cash flow.
• Directs the completion of required financial status reports; directs the timely submission of the annual claim for operating assistance from the state.
• Develops, recommends and implements policy changes that cross division functions within the SFMTA and other city agencies; monitors program and procedures to optimize resources and streamline manual processes; and monitors agency’s fund equity to ensure that it is properly and accurately reflected in the city’s financial system.
• Acts as fiscal liaison on grant-related audits including the Single Audit and Agreed Upon Procedures.
• Directs timely and accurate completion of regularly issued monthly financial reports for management needs and in response to various requests.
• Serves as a department subject matter expert on grants and projects related to City’s replacement of the accounting system. Is engaged in any other systems or applications assessment and implementation that has fiscal implications. Participates in data testing, and as applicable, in subsequent modifications.
• Develops and mentors staff; evaluates staff performance by setting goals and objectives while providing feedback. Identifies staff needs and recommends or provides appropriate training for professional growth and career development.
• Coordinates fiscal activities on grant funded projects with other City departments; may make presentations and represent the agency before internal and external committees, regulatory agencies and other outside organizations.
• Performs other related duties as required.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong sense of public service and be excited to work for a large and fast paced agency that serves the residents, commuters, and visitors who come to the City. Due to the diversity and size of the Agency, governmental accounting experience and a background in public sector finance are strongly desired for this position. SFMTA is a large agency with over a billion dollar operating budget and five-year five billion capital budget. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact not only with their peers and team members, but with other city departments as well. Your broad financial knowledge and diverse skill set will be demonstrated and put to use throughout the agency. SFMTA managers are open to information sharing and have a strong belief in keeping employees motivated and productive, so ideal candidates will be ready to not only contribute their ideas but be active listeners to others. This position requires a strong support service focus.

Minimum Qualifications
1.  Possession of a graduate degree (Master’s degree or higher) from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in complex budget analysis, development, and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; or complex economic analysis, including at least one (1) years of management experience; OR

2.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in complex budget analysis, development, and administration; complex financial/fiscal analysis and reporting; or complex economic analysis including at least two (2) years of management experience.

Desirable Qualifications
• Hands  on  experience  working  with  financial or  accounting  systems,  such  as COGNOS and Business Intelligence software.
• Knowledge of general accounting principles, government accounting and financial information systems.
• Ability to write reports and present to internal and external parties.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to make strategic decisions with reasoning and sensitivity and handle a high stress environment.
• Possession of a strong customer service perspective.
• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects concurrently.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Final filing date is May 12, 2017. To be considered, please immediately submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice), indication of current salary and a resume. Your resume should indicate both months and years of beginning/ending dates of positions held. Submit the requested materials to: resumes@cpshr.us

If you have any questions, please contact

Teresa Webster
CPS HR Consulting
Phone: (916) 263-1401
Email: twebster@cpshr.us
Web-site: www.cpshr.us

 
Resumes will be screened on an ongoing basis in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.
Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to a preliminary screening interview conducted by the consultant. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview with SFMTA. Thorough reference and background checks will be conducted prior to an appointment being made.

MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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