Finance Analyst

Gold Coast Transit District

The Finance Analyst may have responsibility for some or all of the following functions:

• Prepare budgets, analyze financial activities and performance against budget, and recommend action as needed.
• Coordinate, analyze and oversee Cash Management and banking processes within GCTD, including petty cash, weekly CSC deposit and processing activities. Control and audit internal and outlet fare media sales, farebox collections and other cash receipts; design and implement check and balance controls and procedures to protect against losses.
• Oversee and maintain GCTD’s automated business processes; design and implement new processes as needed to address new and changing business operations and data requirements and improve efficiency.
• Perform data management, analysis and reporting tasks, using financial and operational data, in support of all GCTD departments.
• Manage and/or support complex audit and reporting projects, including but not limited to federal asset management requirements, TDA Audits and compliance.
• Assist in preparations for the monthly financial board reports, annual financial audits, annual NTD reporting, and federal and state triennial reviews.
• Responsible for financial aspects of grant administration; track grant-eligible expenditures, prepare, execute and maintain records of grant drawdowns; prepare financial reports tracking the financial status of state and federal grants; coordinate with all departments to gather data required for grant reporting. Assist with the preparation of State and Federal grant reporting and applications as needed.
• Manage financial or administrative special projects and initiatives.
• Become knowledgeable in all departmental functions and be available to serve as functional backup or support for other team members.
• Assist with Operating Budget spreadsheets preparation, updates & maintenance.
• Insurance/CalPERS & other Vendor Related Reconciliations.
• Assist in LTF & ECHO Activities.

May be assigned other administrative, financial accounting, or analytical responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a business discipline (Accounting, Economics, Business Management, etc.) or a related field and five years of experience in accounting, business management, or financial analysis, with demonstrated experience in data management and business process design and implementation. Transit or public sector experience is preferred but not required.

Knowledge of:
• Electronic data processing techniques related to accounting and data management techniques, procedures, and practices.
• Current computer business applications, including proficiency with spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (Word), and accounting /payroll database systems.
• Math, accounting, and financial reporting principles
• General cash control, accounting, and reconciliation practices
• Research techniques to prepare complex reports
• Public contact, public information, and employee service practices
• General office practices

Ability to:
• Learn GCTD policies and procedures
• Understand, interpret and implement government regulations
• Understand legal and contract requirements as related to payroll and grants
• Maintain confidentiality of information
• Operate a Windows-based PC system and demonstrate strong computer skills across a variety of productivity applications (word processing, presentations, graphics, etc.)
• Demonstrate strong spreadsheet, database management, and data reporting understanding and skills
• Accumulate and maintain financial and statistical records in an organized and usable fashion
• Operate a calculator and other common office equipment
• Communicate effectively, in oral or written form
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
• Exercise patience, diplomacy, and discretion
• Complete assignments within limited timelines
• Develop solutions for problems and procedures

• Office environment
• Driving a vehicle to conduct work

Physical Abilities:
• Sitting for extended periods of time.
• May involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstations.
• Grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in preparing statistical reports and data using a computer keyboard.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment.
• Near vision in reading correspondence, statistical data, and using a computer.
• Acute hearing when providing phone service and communicating in person.