Travis County's Transportation and Natural Resources (TNR) department is seeking to fill the Finance Director position in the Austin, Texas area. This position is eligible for a remote/hybrid work schedule!
The Finance Director is a vital member of the TNR senior leadership team. As a direct report to the TNR’s County Executive and Chief Deputy, the Finance Director plans, directs, and manages the financial operations of a large and highly complex department, having multiple programmatic areas and divisions, including managing the staff and functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Federal, State and Local laws and policies. This role will also be responsible for the preparation and distribution of complex periodic financial statements, budgets, forecasts and trends analysis, revenue and expenditure projections, and other financial activities, as well as overseeing grant development and reporting, contracts and purchasing, and accounting functions. The department budget is just under $100 million excluding capital.
The previous Finance Director is retiring after a 30-year career with Travis County. The new leader must be able to optimize the use of organizational resources and also possess strong management skills to successfully manage competing demands and priorities, empower, and motivate diverse teams with varying skill sets, all while striving to deliver services in an, efficient, and quality manner.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a directly related field AND ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional level financial analysis or accounting experience, including four (4) years of supervisory or management experience. Master’s degree is preferred in Finance, Accounting or a directly related field, and may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), or any other relevant Certification is preferred.