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Controller

Company: Cherriots
Location: Salem
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Controller directs and manages the day-to-day financial operations of the Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD). This position includes being an integral team player in an ERP/HRM software conversion. The Controller will take the lead role in managing the annual audit process as well as the annual budget. The successful candidate will develop processes to streamline accounting functions, provide financial analysis and reports, train staff on business finance issues, and ensure regulatory compliance. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), government standards (GASB), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations, state regulations, and District policy, the successful candidate will: ? Serve on the Senior Leadership Team as the subject matter expert for their respective work group. ? Direct and develop staff to ensure that the District---s monthly and quarterly financial statements, as well as the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report are prepared accurately and in a timely manner. ? Act as liaison with federal, state, and independent auditors in a wide range of audits and requests for information. They will also schedule and plan all aspects involved in financial audit functions. ? Work with the team to develop the annual budget and monitor budget variances throughout the fiscal year. ? Work with the Director of Finance/CFO in oversight and implementation of all financial control policies and published rules, regulations, and guidelines. ? Maintain full cycle accounting systems for all District revenues and expenses including chart of accounts, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll. ? Partner with the Director of Finance/CFO to develop, implement, and monitor operational and strategic objectives. ? Provide strong leadership and team building to maintain a cohesive Finance Division. ? Lead and develop the department to provide a World Class Customer Experience to both internal and external customers of the organization. ? Personally participate in, and encourage staff to pursue professional development opportunities throughout their career with SAMTD. ? Perform additional duties as assigned. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS: ? Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP, GASB, and practices of accounting and financial reporting. ? Extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to accounting and auditing procedures. ? Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of governmental/fund accounting. ? Ability to respond to questions from staff, Board of Directors, community groups, other agencies, vendors, customers, and the general public. ? Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, including the ability to explain complex financial issues or sensitive information to a variety of audiences. ? Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines. Ability to be self-starting and proactive. ? Ability to manage, motivate, and train a professional staff, including developing a team-based work environment. ? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management, and the general public, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and/or other vulnerable populations. ? Ability to maintain confidential information. ? Ability to perform job functions in a timely, safe, and accurate manner. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgment of the District, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor---s degree in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration, or related field. A minimum of seven years total credited experience. Progressively responsible accounting experience, including financial reporting. Five years direct supervisory experience overseeing basic accounting groups, (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general accounting), required. Accounting experience in transit, special district, or public sector agency desired, but not required. OR Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training that provides the required knowledge, abilities, skills, and other special requirements listed above. WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties are performed primarily in an office environment. Must travel occasionally to attend meetings and conferences. May occasionally have to drive or take the bus to perform position functions. If incumbent wishes to drive, incumbent must present District with valid Oregon Driver---s License and must maintain driving record which demonstrates adherence to safety and traffic laws and regulations. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION COVERS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DUTIES PERFORMED BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED THAT WOULD BE SIMILAR, RELATED, OR A LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION.

Keywords: Cherriots, Salem , Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Salem, Oregon

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