Director of Finance, DBE Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Norwalk Transit District Finance Department
Location of position: 
Norwalk, CT
Date Posted: 
Monday, February 12, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018
Job Description: 

Job Purpose/Function: 

Directs supervises and provides the accounting, financial and other administrative services necessary to satisfy internal and external requirements for record keeping, reporting, planning and control in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Department work activities include: annual operating and capital budget development, month and year-end close, accounting, monitoring analysis and reporting; grant program development implementation, accounting and administration; payroll oversight; fixed asset management; capital grant procurement administration and pension administration. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Officer including all regulatory reporting and compliance.


This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer; works collaboratively with all departments. 

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for the activities related to maintaining all accounting and financial records including but not limited to budgets, audits, grants and procurement administration. The responsibilities are focused primarily on monitoring, administration, audits, and financial analysis, and specifically include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop the District’s Annual Operating and Capital budgets, and tracking and internal/external reporting of all project budgets by numerous funding sources. 

  • Methodology management.

  • Preparation and coordination of local, state and federal financial and operating reports.

  • Account and financial analysis of all District operations including ridership impact, farebox recovery ratios and trends,

  • Maintenance of general ledger, preparation and input of journal entries through NTD general ledger through the trial balance. Monthly P & L statements for State Reports.

  • Oversight of bank statements, account reconciliation, and cash flow analysis.

  • Oversee the maintenance of employee payroll records.

  • Oversight of accuracy of vendor invoices, checks extensions and footings, matches approved receiving slips with purchase orders.

  • Establish and maintain control procedures for cash receipts including farebox revenues.

  • Identifies and secures, with the approval of the Chief Executive Officer, banking services.

  • Pension trustee and associated responsibilities, and tax compliance

    Federal Transit Administration, Connecticut Department of Transportation, and local record keeping and reporting for capital and operating accounts.

  • Manage the internal and external financial or grant-related audits and reviews of the District’s capital, grant, fixed asset, inventory or other related programs

  • Manage and support all money room functions and personnel.

  • Coordinator for the collective bargaining negotiating team. 

  • As a senior manager, assists in review and development of safety and security policies and programs.

  • Perform other duties assigned.

Safety & Security:

Responsible for communicating all Safety and Security Policies to subordinates.

Education and Experience Required:

A minimum of 4 years of experience preferably in public accounting with at least two years of supervisory experience.

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting.  A CPA is a plus.

  • Experience in government sector accounting including familiarity with Federal and State grant accounting, reporting requirements and internal control practices.

  • Experience with federal and state single audit requirements.

  • Experience with preparation of cash flows and budgets.

  • Experience with automated general ledger and inventory programs.

  • Management experience required

  • Procurement and Human Resource experience preferred.

  • Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office program inclusive of excel which is the foundation of all reporting.

  • Experience with outside automated payroll services.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

 Physical Requirements: Must be able to read, write and communicate fluently in English. Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, crouch and kneel. The member must occasionally lift and/or move office items. The member will be required to work in an office setting sitting behind a computer, as well as interact with customers.

Work Environment: There will be frequent interaction with employees and customers. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Agency Disclaimer: The CEO may modify this job description based upon agency needs; may require the employee to perform functions beyond those mentioned. Employee understands that all employment is on an “at will” basis.

The Norwalk Transit District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.