Chief Financial Officer
Pittsburgh Regional Transit is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to The CFO directs all financial activities of the organization, including accounting, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, fare collection systems (non-IT functions of same), treasury operations, Strategic revenue planning and grants accounting and programs, and procurement. This division currently includes Finance, Procurement/Purchasing, Strategic Planning, and Project Management. The CFO has oversight of external and regulatory audits of PRT. Working with the CEO and other members of the Senior Management team, the Chief Financial Officer helps chart and execute the long term and immediate financial course for Port Authority of Allegheny County d/b/a Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT). This includes financial and capital planning, supporting fleet and facility plans for a carbon neutral future, community- and project-focused procurement and investment, strategic planning, and ensuring that the agency’s outlooks builds and boost equity as an employer, business partner, and transit agency. The CFO is also an integral partner to the CEO and other members of the Senior Management team in strategic planning for the organization. The CFO has a key role in financial sustainability, organizational resilience and change management as the organization delivers service and investment in a pandemic impacted world that includes a changed public transit environment both at the national and local levels. The successful candidate should excel in interpersonal relationships, teamwork, communication with varying audiences, and supporting impactful but incremental and budgetarily responsible change at PRT.Essential Functions
• With the CEO, Senior Management team, community partners, and the Board of Directors, develops the agency’s long-range financial plans, to include financial, service, and capital projections, to steer the growth of excellent, equitable, sustainable, and resilient transportation in Allegheny County. • Oversees the financial management activities to ensure cost-effective utilization of financial resources, proper accounting, and reporting of the PRT’s finances and physical assets, proper investment and safeguarding of funds, and compliance with applicable rules, policies and legal requirements. • Plans and implements fiscally responsible investment opportunities and financial strategies to improve PRT’s financial stability and cash position. Establishes and effectively maintains strategic relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, investment bankers, credit analysts, commercial bankers, and other members of the financial community in coordination with CEO and other members of the Senior Management team.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field. MBA or CPA. • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible accounting or finance experience that includes five (5) years of experience in managing the administration of complex financial departments or projects in a large public or private organization. Demonstrated success in strategic planning and execution with a particular focus on financial sustainability, resilience and change management to meet overall company or agency strategic goals and objectives. • Minimum of five (5) years senior management-level supervisory experience. • Effective and professional communication skills. • Valid driver’s license. • Availability for overnight traveling. • Ability to coordinate various complex work assignments on short notice. • Ability to function in a rapidly changing work environment. • Ability to interpret, analyze, create, and explain complex federal and state funding formulas. • Demonstrated ability in the use of Windows, and Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Teams and One Drive. Proficient in the use of PRT’s PeopleSoft Financial Programs.
• Experience with transit or transportation system and/or government agency financial and strategic planning management is highly desirable.