Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Aut DEPUTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FINANCE in Los Angeles, California

Basic Function

To plan, direct and manage assigned programs/activities of Metro’s financial operations including Budget, Treasury, Accounting, Local Programming, or TAP including budget-related activities for Measure R projects and programs.

Example Of Duties

  • Establishes budget goals and major priorities for assigned program areas
  • Directs the daily operations of assigned areas in accordance with established policies, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations
  • Directs the preparation of comprehensive studies, evaluations, cost estimates, and reports needed to support Board of Directors’ policy decisions
  • Develops performance measurements and implementation strategies to ensure program and agency objectives are achieved
  • Monitors and analyzes all operating and capital expenditures to identify budget variances and forecast future costs
  • Creates and oversees the implementation of various statistical models to forecast key cost drivers and resource requirements for Metro’s operating, capital, or subsidy budgets
  • Directs or provides necessary and appropriate input to the annual preparation of the budget instruction manual to guide departments when developing their fiscal year budget
  • Administers various financial software or database programs to support and ensure the accuracy of Metro’s financial information system and ongoing operations
  • Creates new analytical tools to assist departments with more accurate financial management and/or budgeting techniques
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of a budget document or other related material(s) to support adoption by the Board of Directors
  • Gathers or reviews capital project requests in order to identify funding sources and strategies and/or make recommendations for debt financing and capital program inclusion in adopted budget
  • Serves as an intra/inter-departmental resource to support and provide sound financial management practices, policy guidance and development within Metro
  • Interacts with external agencies and stakeholders to ensure proper coordination and implementation of adopted Metro policies, funding allocations, or program requirements
  • Directs the work of consultant engagements related to banking, debt management, software implementations, pension administration or other areas specific to assigned responsibilities
  • Responds to, and leads corrective action as appropriate to any audit recommendations within assigned area
  • Develops, directs, and presents periodic reporting to executive management, the Board of Directors, committees, and outside agencies
  • Briefs executive staff and the Board of Directors as necessary
  • Chairs and participates in various committees and task forces
  • Directs the conducting of studies and analyses at the direction of executive staff and Board of Directors, including reports of findings and recommendations
  • Directs the development, implementation, and monitoring of short and long-range goals, objectives, budgets, schedules, and strategies
  • Effects financial and personnel resource usage control
  • Supervises subordinate staff
  • Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of Metro’s safety rules, policies, and procedures
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Business Administration, Accounting, or other related field
  • 5 years of senior management-level experience managing investments, revenue, capital and/or operating budget, accounting, or related area(s) performing finance administration work
  • Master’s degree in related field desirable
  • Certified Public Accountant desirable


  • Theories, principles, and practices of capital and operating budgeting, public finance, generally accepted accounting principles, financial controls and financial information systems, and investment management
  • Applicable, local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing budgeting, funding and the financial operations of a public transportation agency
  • Administrative methods, including goal setting, budget development and implementation, forecasting, and funding sources
  • Current financial and database management software including, but not limited to, Oracle database and financial information systems, complete suite of Microsoft Office products
  • Modern management theory


  • Direct the overall operations of major financial functions
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Represent Metro before elected officials and the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

**METRO Headquarters, Employment Office One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone:**(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. kf

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

Bulletin No: 001025-003


Closing Date: 25-OCT-16

Salary Grade: HAA

Salary Range: $136,011 - $171,018 - $205,005

External/Internal: EXTERNAL