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Metra Commuter Rail System, Chicago, Illinois

Chief Financial Officer

Chicago, IL Metra is a nationally recognized commuter rail system serving the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The system operates 242 stations on 11 rail lines and is the fourth busiest commuter rail system in the United States. In 2019, Metra had more than 74 million passenger trips and its 2021 operating and capital budget is $1.87 billion.  Metra is seeking a skilled, experienced financial professional to serve as its next CFO.  Reporting directly to the CEO/Executive Director, this position provides executive leadership over all accounting, finance, budget operations, contract management, and special projects.

  • The CFO provides executive level leadership over the Accounting, Budget Management, Analysis and Contracts, Treasury and Grants Management Divisions. The CFO has five direct reports and 119 indirect reports. All positions are full-time. The CFO directs the development and administration of all financial operations and the Purchase of Service contracts, ensuring these functions perform efficiently and effectively.
  • The CFO regularly presents financial reports to the Metra Board and must be adept at public oral presentations to board members, other governmental agencies, and various stakeholders.
  • Metra is a large, complex organization consisting of more than 2,800 employees of which approximately 2,200 are represented by 17 collective bargaining agreements in 14 unions. Metra has a diverse workforce and is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization. Like many agencies, Metra also has an aging workforce, with 21% of its workforce eligible to retire by 2023. 
  • The CFO will lead innovation, identify key performance indicators, track performance, and recommend changes to ensure continuous improvement in the areas under the CFO’s direction.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field. A master’s degree is preferred. In addition, candidates will ideally possess 15 years managerial experience in financial operations in transit, local government, or related industry.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate innovative and creative problem-solving skills that include incorporating data and relevant metrics into decision making processes.  Collaborative leadership skills with the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships both internally and externally are a must.

Starting salary range is $200,000 – $215,000 +/- depending on qualifications and experience. Metra offers an excellent benefits package including pensions, and 401k/457 deferred compensation options. Residency in the City of Chicago is not required. Position is open until filled with first review of resumes on June 30, 2021.

Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President, and Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Cash Administrator (Management Assistant IV) City of Saint Paul, MN

OPENING DATE: 06/22/21

CLOSING DATE: 07/12/21 at 04:30 PM

SALARY: $31.90 – $44.85 Hourly
$66,352.00 – $93,288.00 Annually

JOB TYPE: Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Office of Financial Services

The Office of Financial Services is currently seeking a Cash Administrator to manage the city’s cash and banking portfolio as part of the Treasury Division. The Office of Financial Services (OFS) manages the City’s financial resources and assets to ensure taxpayers’ confidence, the organization’s effectiveness, and the City’s fiscal integrity. As Minnesota’s capital city and the 2nd largest city in our state, the City of Saint Paul offers a wide array of career paths and employs over 3,000 employees. We are a leader in promoting inclusion and equity, and we value a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our community. We offer competitive pay and benefits packages, generous leave programs, excellent training, and remote work opportunities. Join us as we work together in building a city that works for all of us!

General Duties:
Performs highly responsible professional work directing a major function or ongoing program of a division or department. Provides business support services for strategic planning, project management, research and analytical services, grant development and administration, contract development and administration, and financial and cost analysis. Acts as a project manager or team leader. Serves as a public information liaison. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Information Specific to this Position:
Directs the citywide cash, credit card and banking activities as part of the Treasury division of the Office of Financial Services including management of the Infor Cash Book module, financial policy training and development, supporting the City’s investment activities and bank reconciliation processes.

Typical Duties:
• Ensures timely and accurate processing of city-wide cash receipts and disbursements including wire transfers, ACH, accounts receivable and other electronic payments.
• Recommends, implements, and maintains cash management policies and procedures, including citywide cash handling training.
• Monitors, analyzes, and reports on city-wide cash operations, manages bank accounts and collateral requirements on a daily basis.
• Develops and implements new systems and sub-systems, especially related to electronic payments, merchant card credit card processing systems, etc. citywide.
• Oversees testing, upgrades, and manages implementations for cash management enterprise resource planning modules.
• Provides business support services for users, troubleshoots system errors, develops solutions, and coordinates with internal stakeholders and external service providers.
• Develops and maintains interfaces between City finance systems and external data sources.
• Establishes relationships with Treasury and Cash Management associations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Experience with municipal finance and banking activities.
• Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting, fund accounting, cost accounting, and accrual accounting.
• Knowledge and experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) finance software applications, such as Infor or Sympro Investment Management.
The eligible list created from this assessment will also be used to fill additional Management Assistant IV positions as they become available in various departments within the City.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Management Assistant IV Job Description.

The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Education, Urban Planning, Information Systems, Management, Business Management, or a closely related field and six years of relevant project and management support experience including; strategic planning, project management, research and analytical services, grant development and administration, contract development and administration, financial and cost analysis, or equivalent experience. Acceptable related degrees may be specified by the requirements of each hiring department.

1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
2. Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
1. A resume
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