Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, dba Tri Delta Transit, is an equal opportunity employer.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides leadership to the Finance Department's functions such that Tri Delta Transit’s (TDT) goals and objectives, as they relate to financial activities, can be realized. The CFO will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of TDT, guiding its financial strategy, planning, and maintaining its fiscal stability. The CFO will work with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the executive management team, staff, and the Board of Directors to develop and implement TDT’s strategic plan, long-range goals, strategies, and policies.
Oversees the management and general operations of TDT's fiscal and financial activities. Responsible for all aspects of TDT's financial operations which include accounting, budgeting, forecasting, asset management, insurance, investments, payroll, and risk management. Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, accounting principles, and standards. Develops and implements strategic action plans and related policies and procedures. Exercises a maximum degree of initiative, judgment, and analytical skills in formulating, coordinating, and executing financial policies and procedures consistent with Board policies and directives, and legal provisions.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with TDT's Human Resource policies and applicable laws. Exemplifies a commitment to workplace values and ethics while maintaining a quality-oriented work environment. Maintains personal/professional integrity, ethics, and behavior as this is a position of public trust. Responds in a professional manner to routine pressure, conflict, or confrontation. Demonstrates commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion ensuring compliance with equal employment opportunity policies in the hiring and employment processes.
Under the direction of the CEO:
Strategic Planning: Develop and implement TDT’s financial strategy. This includes short-term and long-term strategic planning and forecasting, risk management, and investment strategies. Demonstrates a deep understanding of business management, government, strategic thinking, and organizational leadership.
Financial Management: Manage TDT’s financial operations, including budgeting, forecasting, investments, accounting, grant financial administration, insurance, risk management and auditing. Ensure that the financial transactions, policies, and procedures meet TDT’s short and long-term objectives and are conducted in accordance with regulations, accounting principles, and standards. Prepare the annual operating and capital budgets. Ensure fiduciary responsibilities are met in compliance with federal and state policies, regulations, and statutes, including quarterly and annual grant reporting. Lead the preparation and response to state and federal audits and triennial reviews.
Financial Reporting: Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports. Provide regular briefings to the CEO, Board of Directors, and other key stakeholders. Ensure timely reporting of key financial data to funding agencies (e.g., the Federal Transit Administration, California Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.)
Leadership and Performance: Direct the Finance Department and ensure their ongoing professional development and training. Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team. Manage and be responsible for evaluating the performance of the following positions:
A/P and Payroll Associate
Compliance: Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial and grant administration functions. This includes compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, business management or similar discipline. Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Progressively responsible financial management at small to medium sized organizations, with at least part of the experience be with a public or non-profit agency. Experience in making presentations to boards and public bodies desired. Experience in the mass transit industry is desirable.
Knowledge and Skills:
Comprehensive knowledge of financial, fiscal and budgetary systems and requirements of a multi-functional transit agency including: public finance management, planning and cost control; generally accepted accounting and auditing principles; budget development and administration; management of assets, grant financial management; financial systems; insurance requirements; investment strategies; payroll administration; and risk management and control. Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software. Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and procedures applicable to obtaining and administering financial grants for public transportation. Knowledge of the techniques of data collection, organization, analysis, and report generation. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced knowledge of governmental accounting procedures is desirable.
Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (ECCTA), operating as Tri Delta Transit, was formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1977 as a Joint Powers Agency (JPA). As an essential service, Tri Delta Transit has provided public transportation to the communities we serve for 45 years.
The agency is centrally located 40 miles east of San Francisco, one hour south of the Napa wine country, and approximately one hour from three major airports. This beautiful area is comprised of 65 national and local parks, thriving sport and recreational waterways, hiking and biking trails, historic downtowns, along with art and culture centers. Tri Delta Transit provides a rare opportunity to live and work locally, as eastern Contra Costa County is the chosen Bay Area location to raise a family due to the excellent schools and reasonable housing prices.
With an operating budget of $32 million, Tri Delta Transit provides nearly two million pre-pandemic trips each year to a population of approximately 315,000 residents in the 225 square miles of Eastern Contra Costa County. The agency operates 16 fixed-routes on weekdays, six on weekends, senior and paratransit services, non-emergency medical transpo...rtation (NEMT), and the on-demand shuttle service, "Tri MyRide". Tri Delta Transit operates maintenance in-house, but contracts with First Transit for the operation of the transportation fleet.
As one of the 27 public agencies in the Bay Area, Tri Delta Transit has a long history of having a steadfast focus on providing innovative integrated mobility options and of meeting the needs of the riders served. Tri Delta Transit will continue to move transportation into the future.