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Finance Director

Metro Transit locationOmaha, NE
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6 applicants
12 positions
6 applicants
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Job Type
Full-time Employee Show Shift
Job Location
Omaha, NE, United States


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Finance Director is responsible for the management and analysis of demographic, financial and operational data to assure conformity and compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures and practices; coordinates audits and insurance renewals; tracks assets and asset depreciation; and oversees federal grant transactions, reporting and reconciliation; supervises staff responsible for accounting, accounts payable/receivable functions, grant administration and procurement, and inventory control.

Status: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience


General Duties:

  1. Regular and predictable attendance and performance of essential job duties.
  2. Provides supervision and oversight in accordance with all Metro’s policies and rules, applicable regulations, statutes, laws, orders, ordinances, including any amendments thereto, for finance, grant and procurement, and inventory control operations and staff. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, Finance department employee training, planning, assigning, and directing work; performance appraisals; discipline, and complaint and issue resolution.
  3. Serves as member of the senior leadership team, actively participating in frequent communication and coordination with other departments in pursuit of Metro’s goals and mission.
  4. In collaboration with CEO and team, establishes goals, priorities, and strategies for Finance department in support of Metro’s focus on customer service, value to taxpayers, and delivery of programs and projects. Develops and implements department procedures and practices, as necessary.
  5. Supports and promotes the mission and values of Metro.
  6. Keeps abreast of legislative and regulatory developments that may affect the finance, grant administration, procurement, and inventory control systems.
  7. Other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Financial and Grant Related Duties:

  1. Performs complex and technical fiscal, accounting, and financial duties, including but not limited to, the review of a variety of reports and records, investigation and reconciliation of information, the establishment and maintenance of control and fiscal records, and reconciliation of ledgers, accounts, and similar records.
  2. Develops, interprets, and reconciles general cash accounts.
  3. Develops financial forecasts and contributes to Metro’s financial planning and attainment of Metro’s objectives.
  4. Oversees development, reporting on and expenditures of federal, state, and philanthropic grants.
  5. Creates preliminary and accurate final annual capital and operating budgets, including annual preliminary and final mill levy. Submits annual mill levy to Douglas County and City of Omaha in accordance with all requirements.
  6. Creates and files Nebraska State Auditors Forms and assists in filing Nebraska Retirement Committee Pension review.
  7. Performs grant management activities, accounting, and reconciliations. Ensures required Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) grant reporting is timely submitted, creates FTA grant award drawdown requests and back-up; tracks and reports preventive maintenance and Unified Work Program transactions and claims.
  8. Prepares and maintains records and reports for submission to regulatory and funding agencies including but not limited to National Transit Database (NTD) forms for revenue, expenses, vehicles, and employees.
  9. Develops and maintains positive and professional working relationships with grant programs personnel at federal, state, and local level.
  10. Prepares and reviews monthly financials; monitors and reviews general ledger; approves bank reconciliations; creates invoices for pass programs, tenants, and contract services; batch accounts payable invoices; import daily transactions and record daily deposits; and approve invoices for payment.
  11. Oversees and/or coordinates with other departments for payroll processing and administration of employee benefits, including but not limited to, pension, health insurance, and short or long term disability.
  12. Oversees annual independent financial audit, and takes corrective actions relating to any and all audit findings and implements audit recommendations.
  13. Serves as primary liaison for federal triennial reviews.

Procurement and Inventory Control Duties:

  1. Ensures all procurements comply with federal, state, and local procurement guidelines and regulations and Metro purchasing policies.
  2. Ensures tracking of useful life of grant-funded assets and coordinates proper disposal of FTA-funded fixed assets. Maintains the depreciation schedule of the Metro’s assets. Prepares and maintains fixed asset inventory records; coordinates physical inventory of assets required by regulatory agencies.
  3. Ensures periodic reviews/updates to and compliance with Metro’s FTA Transit Asset Management Plan.

Insurance Coverage Duties:

  1. Coordinates insurance policy renewals and serves as liaison with insurance broker for excess workers’ compensation, excess casualty, property, and employee health insurance plans.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five-years professional work experience with finance, grant administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable and/or purchasing. Public sector and/or federal grant experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of capital and operating budgeting, public finance, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), financial controls.
  • Experience with and understanding of financial, depreciation, and inventory practices and projections.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Proficient use of and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and related financial software.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and development.
  • Ability to cooperate and develop good working relationships with others.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check, including credit check.


Metro considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or any other protected basis prohibited by law.

“An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer”

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