Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 12-Mar-2018 to 11-Apr-2018
  • - Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $60,000-$75,000, depending on qualifications
  • Full Time
  • Compensation includes medical, dental and vision insurance, and is in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERF). A deferred compensation program is also available through Hoosier START

CIRTA, a regional government transit agency, is seeking an experienced and professional Finance Manager to join our small but mighty team. This position will play a key, hands-on, role in all financial matters of the agency, including budget development and management, accounting, AP/AR, procurement, federal and state grants management, and liaison with payroll/HR management firm.

Organizational Overview

The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) is a regional government transit agency, covering Marion County, and all of the surrounding counties, including Delaware County. CIRTA is governed by a 17 member board, many of whom are elected officials. CIRTA is primarily funded through federal grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with some additional funding from the state, and local government. CIRTA provides transit options throughout the region.

Position Duties:
• Prepare and administer annual operating budget for all fund accounts; develop revenue and expense forecasts and make recommendations for the financial security of CIRTA
• Manage cash flow and AP/AR
• Prepare financial reports as required by the CIRTA board, and federal and state governing agencies
• Responsible for grant accounting, grant reporting, and grant disbursements
• Coordinate CIRTA's biennial audit, including the federal single audit, and the financial aspects of federal reviews
• Manage contractual relationship with third party payroll and benefits company, including payroll processing
• Manage office space lease and contractual relationships with office support contractors for services, including information technology 
• Monitor grant compliance for implementation of funds, matching requirements, and in-kind contributions
• As DBE Liaison Officer, encourage and monitor the involvement of DBEs with CIRTA contracting opportunities
• Ideal candidate will also be responsible for human resources functions

Position Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or related field and a minimum of five (5) years prior related experience in a management role with controlling responsibilities
• Experience with federal and state funding, grants management and procurement
• Fund accounting expertise – minimum of three (3) years of experience
• Comprehensive knowledge of accounting standards and procedures relative to all areas assigned
• Experience with human resources management preferable

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Advanced knowledge of state and federal governmental regulatory and funding entities
• Proven ability to develop and monitor complex budgets, track and control expenses and revenues, and  conduct financial analysis
• Excellent decision-making and problem-solving abilities
• Knowledge of fund accounting software; experience with Abila MIP software a plus
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong listening and presentation skills
• Must be bondable.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. Share your experience with accounting and reporting for federal grants, and state of Indiana funds.
2. What have you found to be the keys to preparing for a successful annual audit?
3. What is your philosophy on how often audit firms should be reviewed and new auditors sought?
4. What types of accounting software packages have you found to be most useful and why?
5. Talk about your past roles and experience in researching and selecting various types of insurance for an organization similar to ours, such as health, property and/or liability.
6. Describe your experience with creating and managing annual budgets
7. Talk about your experience with handling employee benefits and payroll, and other human resources experience, if any.

Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume.

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