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general direction, performs administrative and fiscal management duties in
supervising a complex financial and managerial financial system. Plans and manages all aspects of the CATS’ accounting
operations policies, objectives and initiatives; oversees methods employed to
make decisions for accounts payable, p-card, accounts receivable, and revenue
control for CATS.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Employees performing this job function may perform
some or all of these duties. The
omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the
- Manages a staff comprised of exempt management,
technical and non-exempt personnel at multiple facilities.
- Demonstrates strong leadership and management
competencies including integrity, accountability, communication skills, and
commitment to teamwork and excellence in responsibilities such as selecting,
mentoring, coaching, supervising, motivating developing, training and
evaluating the performance of assigned staff.
- Manages the overall planning and management of the
financial operations system; supervises the installation and maintenance of
financial and fare collection operations; establishes and implements internal
controls as appropriate.
- Ensures the accurate documentation of all financial
transactions and the timely payment and receipt of all funds.
- Coordinates with all elements of Finance as directed
by the Transit Chief Financial Officer to ensure that proper accounts payable,
accounts receivable, p-card and revenue control functions are administered by
- Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of
complex periodic and special financial analyses for internal and external
purposes; apprises the Transit Chief Financial Officer periodically of internal
control measures, cash flow and expenditure trends.
- Recommends financial and operational policy
guidelines; develops a comprehensive organization-wide technical assistance
program to provide coordination and centralization of information and
instruction for program personnel and contractors in the areas of billing and
financial compliance; assists in the development of appropriate manuals,
handbooks and training materials.
- Manages the maintenance and application of CATS automated
accounts payable, p-card, accounts receivable, and revenue control systems.
- Establishes the validation process and audit trail
for receiving documents used as authorization for proper payment of material invoices
by CATS Finance.
- Develops and conducts special financial requests and
analyses in collaboration with other departments.
- Consults with managers, employees, and vendors to
- Manages and analyzes special projects and analytical
- Develops, implements, and/or administers special
programs as assigned.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Directly support continuous implementation and compliance of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) State Safety Oversight Program Standards (SSOPS) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations 49 CFR Part 673 and 672 related to the Safety Management System (SMS) and the CATS Agency Safety Plan (ASP). Support Safety performance goals of CATS.
- Encourage employees to proactively support and report safety concerns following the CATS Safety Reporting options as described in your training and in the ASP.
- As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP.
- Advocate and promote a strong safety culture within CATS with regard to transportation services, capital programs, facility operations and maintenance, worksite procedures, employees, and customers following SMS and ASP.
- Participate in internal and external ASP audits.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of accounting, auditing and
knowledge of governmental finance and fund accounting.
knowledge of automated accounting systems.
in the use of mathematical concepts.
of federal and state grant regulations and guidelines.
of principles and practices of business and public administration.
to select, coach, supervise, motivate, train, develop, and evaluate the
performance of staff through demonstration of managerial and leadership
competencies, including integrity, accountability, communication skills, and
commitment to teamwork and excellence.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of
staff, customers, coworkers, contracted personnel, and those doing business
to draw logical conclusions and make viable recommendations from an analysis
complex accounting data and financial statements.
to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
to organize, design, implement, and evaluate financial data, reporting methods,
and procedures for budgets and related accounting functions.
to coordinate various diverse functions.
to operate a motor vehicle; must possess and maintain proof of a valid North
Carolina Driver’s License; must possess an acceptable driving record.
The functions of this
position are generally conducted in an office environment with extended periods
sitting at a table, desk or workstation with use of a computer. Normal visual acuity and field of vision,
hearing, speaking, and color perception.
Work involves periodic bending, stooping, reaching, standing, and
walking. Requires dexterity in operating
office machines and equipment. Periodic
need to carry items for short distances weighing up to 10 lbs.
A Bachelor’s Degree from
an accredited college or university in Accounting and five (5) years of
experience as a professional accountant, auditor, budget manager, or other
highly skilled financial management position.
Qualifying experience must include at least three (3) years of
supervising professional accounting employees, developing and interpreting
accounting procedures and preparing management level financial reports
requiring in-depth research and analysis of accounting records of financial
systems. Two (2) additional years of
experience in a highly skilled financial management position, above the minimum
required, may be substituted for one (1) year of the required education.
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
As of October 1, 2021, The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
How To Apply
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