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16 Sep 2022

Full-Time Senior Program Manager-Finance – $70K-$160K – SENIO002269

Sound Transit – Posted by Sound Transit Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Salary range is $70k to $160k, with a midpoint of $115k.  New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.


Under general direction, assumes responsibility to plan and implement Finance strategies, policies and procedure programs, and projects for the financial planning and budgeting programs; identifies agency risks, develops solutions, and leads efforts to develop and improve business practices, processes, policies and procedures; facilitates and communicates with cross-functional agency-wide teams to develop and effectively implement Finance or agency-wide policies and processes. Performs at an expert level, fully functional in all aspects of financial planning and budgeting; provides highly responsive and complex analysis, strategic thinking, and ad hoc project support to the Financial Planning, Analysis & Budget division in Finance. This position will perform independent facilitation and communication with cross-functional, diverse teams with complex dynamics. This position will compile, write, and review agency-wide reports, policies and procedures for an executive-level and agency-wide audience.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Develops, implements, and administers the agency’s annual budget program including opex and capex target setting, managing the agency wide process/calendar, providing budget guidance/tools, and consolidating budget requests.

• Works with and facilitates agency-wide teams of employees to formulate, implement, and sustain effective programs, procedures, and continuous process improvements.

• Coordinates resources, schedules, and plans; provides constructive feedback; and reviews the work of key partner inputs and makes effective suggestions and recommendations.

• Develops and fosters strong working relationships within the team, agency departments, contractors, and external parties.

• Leads the implementation and oversees other budget related program such as five-year forecasting, agreements review, Board reports and presentations; takes assignments from original concept through final implementation.

• Provides oversight of documentation, files, and records for the programs mentioned above and associated processes.

• Leads the research, analysis, and other analytical support for Finance managed programs; coordinates with internal/external professionals, agency staff/consultants, local jurisdictions, and affected community and business groups.

• Stays current in the field of FP&A, budget, and accounting and applies new trends into existing policies and procedures; trains stakeholders on any changes to existing practices on a regular basis.

• Oversees the research and analysis of information received from various sources to interpret key information, evaluate and develop reports or presentation for assigned stakeholders and makes recommendations based on analysis/findings. Implements tools and techniques to manage projects and tasks to facilitate solutions.

• Provides support to the FP&A division on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees; prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively across the Sound Transit system; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.

• Represents FP&A and Finance in meetings, presentations, workshops, and training sessions.  Serves on ST committees as representative of FP&A and Finance as directed.

• Demonstrates strong interpersonal techniques and a consistent commitment and ability to work with diverse work groups and individuals internal/external to Finance, the agency, and the public; prepares reports, correspondence, agreements, agendas, statistical charts, and other documents; presents results, identifies alternatives, and makes recommendations; responds tactfully, clearly, and concisely to inquiries from the agency on Financial issues.

• Demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm, initiative, and a positive attitude in performance of tasks and duties, and work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, with ability to adjust to changing priorities, demands, and re-prioritize as required.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the agency’s safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, economics, or a closely related field, and five years of practical/professional level experience that includes managing Finance programs or providing high-level project/program support to senior management; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:


Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Principles and practices used in economic modeling, revenue forecasting, and developing financial projections.

• Principles and practices of budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, cash flow modeling, present/future value analysis, statistics, and economics.

• Principles and practices of program management.

• Project/program management techniques, principles, and terminology.

• General knowledge of accounting principles.

• Organizational structure, methods and organizations workflows and operating procedures, as well as management principles and practices; working knowledge of research techniques and reporting data.

• Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. Experience with on-line database systems for financial reporting, document management, and financial transactions.

• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers, computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and financial and statistical databases.

• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.

• Analyzing and providing valued input into complex financial and policy issues.

• Performing the full range of expert-level economic and financial analysis and forecasting.

• Managing multiple tasks, setting and meeting objectives/goals, and re-prioritizing as needed.

• Effectively represent the agency to outside individuals and agencies to accomplish the goals and objectives of the program area.

• Applying project management techniques and principles.

• Preparing, analyzing, and providing strategic guidance on complex data and numerical computations and comprehensive reports.

• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and presentations.

• Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed in a standard office environment.

• The agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #finance, business administration, economics, public administration, and senior program manager. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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