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Chief Financial Officer

Transbay Joint Powers Authority

How would you like to work in one of the most exciting and complex transportation environments in the country? The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Brand new facilities and a relatively new organization mean the challenges are immense but so is the job satisfaction! Are you an up-and-comer in the public finance arena? This job could be the perfect opportunity to make your mark. And if you are a roll-up-your-sleeves type of CFO, this role in the TJPA might be exactly the new challenge you are looking for.

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to recruit qualified candidates. The role of CFO encompasses a wide array of critical responsibilities. Primarily, the CFO implements fiscal systems and procedures aligned with the agency’s goals, including the development of budgets, forecasts, and cash-management strategies. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to move into a high-profile CFO position.

The CFO supervises the preparation of financial reports and leads the annual independent financial audit to both the Executive Director and the TJPA Board and holds oversight of TJPA’s investment portfolio, managing investments and fostering broker/dealer relationships.

Crucial duties include close monitoring of long- and short-term cash flow and formulating both the annual operating and capital budgets to ensure sound fiscal management. The CFO develops financial plans; coordinates with various levels of government; steps into relationship roles with funding agencies and grantors; and guides applications, reports, and spending parameters. The applicant should also be well-versed in bond obligations.

The CFO oversees third-party vendors, contract compliance, and sets participation targets for TJPA’s programs for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Small Business Enterprises (SBEs). They also manage procurement and contracting activities, including the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and the contract close-out process, and serve as the point of contact for FTA Procurement Reviews and FTA DBE Reviews.

Finally, the CFO plays a vital role in seeing that the agency website has current financial and contract-related information for the public. They also support TJPA staff with special projects and duties, and may take on other assignments as directed by the Executive Director.

The qualified candidate will typically have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, public policy, public or business administration, or a closely related field. Additionally, a minimum of six years of progressive levels of supervisory and management experience in accounting or finance are required, and public sector experience is desirable. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or a GFOA certified public finance officer is desirable.

For more information, see our brochure. This executive-level career opportunity offers an attractive compensation and benefits package. The salary range is $210,080 to $299,520, based on demonstrated education and experience.

To be considered, select  I’m Interested; and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 4 to 5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including each reference’s name, title, email, phone, and relationship to you).