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Chief Financial Officer

Cincinnati, OH, USA | Cincinnati Metro

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  • Functions:
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Metro is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. As an integral member of the executive management team, the CFO will report to the CEO/General Manager of SORTA/Metro and will assume a strategic role in the overall fiscal management/performance of the organization. The CFO will be responsible for all financial reporting, planning, practices, financial stability, liquidity and financial growth of SORTA/Metro.The CFO will serve as liaison to the SORTA/Metro Board of Directors, and will be responsible for coordinating or preparing reports for the SORTA/Metro Board of Directors. The SORTA/Metro CFO will be expected to develop and use financial models and strategic planning techniques to analyze partnership opportunities and test scenarios for long-term financial growth.


Provide financial strategy recommendations to the CEO/General Manager and Executive team

Implement strategies and systems to improve financial performance

Manage the overall financial forecast, processes, policies, procedures, controls, capital and reporting systems

Establish annual priorities and benchmarks and conduct regular reporting, measuring projections against actual performance

Identify and address potential financial risks for SORTA/Metro

Oversee all financial decisions, such as budgeting and auditing

Review financial reports and determine methods to reduce costs

Provide leadership and management to the Finance and Accounting Departments

Serve as Secretary Treasurer to the SORTA Board

Support accounting, general ledger and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy

Identify staffing and training needs, evaluate employee performance, and coach accounting and finance staff

Identify resources for alternative revenue sources

Oversee technology acquisitions to ensure operational efficiencies and improvements Ensure procurements are in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines

Provide recommendations for cost efficiencies through procurement and prudent financial management Prepare and transmit the annual audit report to Auditor of State

Ensure SORTA/Metro is in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code for Board actions and financial transactions.Administer and manage the Capital Grants looking for new avenues for funding

Administer and manage the contract management with community agencies

Provide a positive work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran

Ability to work in compliance with Metro's safety and security policies

Other duties as assigned


Communications - Excellent verbal, writing and non-verbal skills. Persuasive, consensus builder

Customer Focus - Excellent problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations

Employee Development - Competent in assessing employee skills coaches, delegates, and supports employee development. Provides constructive feedback

Leadership - Energetic, innovative self-starter, committed to continuous improvement and creative problem-solving

Self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team environment

Professional Integrity - Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, honesty, fiscal responsibility, and the ability to maximize resources

Proficiency - Able to multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data, excellent computer skills, accuracy and attention to detail, excellent project management skills

Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) in Accounting, Finance or related field

10 + years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles

Familiarity with governmental regulations related to transportation issues

Prefer experience with unionized environment

Skill in strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to lead teams

Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data in order to identify and present meaningful observations and recommendations

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well orally and in writing and manage well at all levels of the organization

High level of professional integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

Ability to motivate teams to produce quality results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage multiple projects

Must be able to think strategically, plan conceptually and problem-solve

Possess a collaborative and open leadership style

Possess the highest moral and ethical standards

Demonstrate excellent financial skills and strong business acumen

Communicate in a transparent fashion

Exercise good judgment in the midst of much change or ambiguity

Well-networked and able to build strong business and community relationships while recognizing the challenges of a governmental agency its constraints, union rules, framework

Able to achieve success under pressure, considering the needs of various key stakeholders

City Council, SORTA/Metro Board, etc.

Working knowledge of internet, email, spreadsheets, business systems, inventory/procurement processes, and other transit application

Office atmosphere


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