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Chief Financial Officer

Woodbridge, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

General Definition of Work

Performs complex professional work directing the agency's financial and grants functions; advising and collaborating with Executive Director on long-term fiscal strategy, especially federal and state grants for operating and capital expenses; overseeing and guiding the technical work of assigned departments and programs; developing and overseeing department work plans, annual budgets, accounting, grants administration, procurements, and reporting. Ensures conformance with all relevant regulations, standards, and best practices. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Executive Director. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Leads development and implementation of agency's financial strategy and systems, in support of the Strategic Plan; includes effective funding of operational services for expenses, sufficient grant match; allocation of fuel tax revenues, and allocation of passenger fares; maintains up-to-date knowledge of eligible grant funding with aggressive strategy for fleet replacement and facility upgrades through an emphasis on eligible federal grants.


Advises Executive Director on fiscal status and makes recommendations for funding projects and expenses; collaborates with Chief Development Officer to ensure sufficient operational expenses and equipment. Maintains effective working relationships with state, jurisdictional, and regional partners on funding streams, projects and capital replacement cycles.


Responsible for improving long-standing financial and accounting procedures to reduce redundance and complexity within workflows and increase managerial transparency in the varying departments. Develops strategy for effective use of technology to improve existing business systems (ie, software/hardware/reporting).


Oversees cash management and cash flow forecasts; manages banking relationships and investment of funds in accordance with established policies and procedures. Responsible for fuel pricing strategies, including “futures” fuel contract purchases, and seeking advice from the Commission’s diesel fuel price risk management consultant, as required.


Arranges for new debt financing; manages debt program; develops and maintains debt and financial management policies for governing board approval.  


Prepares financial analyses as required of plans, programs and major contractual arrangements.


Oversees formulation of Commission budget in cooperation with key staff and is responsible for transmission and explanation of key aspects of revenue and expenses to the Executive Director and Commission.


Responsible for communication of revenues and expenses with jurisdictional partners, especially fuel tax revenues, and will work to expend funds in accordance with established policy.


Oversees finance staff to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations with regard to accounting procedures, procurement policies and other requirements.


Oversees the development, reporting, and application of key performance measures and oversight of all reports on a monthly, quarterly, annual, and as needed basis.


Oversee IT staff and all aspects related to network operations PRTC’s computer-based systems.  

Recruits and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains, and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels, and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules; transfers, promotes, demotes, suspends, and terminates; ensures deadlines for the department are met; develops and achieves high performance and strategic objects for the department; supervises daily operations.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in business, public administration, transportation planning, urban planning, or related field and considerable experience in personnel management, project management, program management, procurement and contract management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Qualifications

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job Specifications

Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of personnel management; comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods, and practices of bus service planning, operations, management and administration; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting, budgeting, procurement, contracting, and administration; comprehensive knowledge and experience in project management methodologies with a focus on managing solution driven strategy plans to achieve goals required; comprehensive knowledge of organization rules, regulations, and practices and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the organization and job duties.

Skill in planning, time management, collaboration, decision making, and organization; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; skill in project management, customer service, and relationship building; skill in developing and managing budgets; skill in analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, organization, and time-management.

Ability to plan, direct, manage, evaluate, train, and supervise staff, programs, and activities of multiple departments; ability to organize and coordinate resources to achieve program goals and objectives; ability to analyze complex issues and make recommendations for action; ability to set goals, plan, and monitor budgets; ability to define strategic plans and objectives; ability to manage the financial aspects of a department; ability to develop short and long-range project planning and effectively communicate information to diverse work groups; ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing and leading department activities including such areas as handling difficult situations, setting department priorities, handling complaints, maintaining standards, and resolving problems; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to perform and organize work independently and in a team; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates,  contractors, elected officials, executive management, other departments, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public.

Working Conditions

This work is sedentary and requires little to no exertion of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).


The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.





Woodbridge, VA
22192 USA


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