Sr. Funding and Control Manager

Washington D.C
May 11, 2022
May 24, 2022
Full Time
Metro seeks a Senior Funding and Control Manager to manage risk, maintain sufficient control, and optimize the use of over $3 billion dollars in multiple Federal, state, and local sources that fund Metro's annual capital program and provides financial assistance for the operating budget. Metro particularly aims to ensure adequate processes are in place to identify, mitigate, and measure risk while ensuring corresponding controls are effective yet flexible.

The position is in the Office of Capital Financial Management (OCFM), part of the Strategy, Planning and Program Management (SPPM) organization. SPPM builds and oversees Metro's prioritized capital program, ensuring it advances agency priorities and invests federal, jurisdictional and dedicated funding wisely, and is the lead organization responsible for business transformation, planning, sustainability, capital programming, capital budgeting and funds and grants management for both the capital and operating budgets, and capital reporting.

The incumbent will work in conjunction with a Director and will supervise a Capital Program Manager to manage all aspects of the risk, controls and optimization associated with processes to effectively manage over $3 billion made up of multiple funding sources each of which has unique "color of money" and "time of money" requirements. Additionally, the position will support the Director in identifying and carrying out strategic initiatives and special projects of interest to Metro, SPPM and OCFM. The incumbent is expected to be a leader and to be the main point of contact for auditors, reviewers, and major contributors from within Metro, external to Metro, and from the US Government who affect and influence Metro's funding program.

Alternative work scheduling and telecommuting of up to 2 to 3 days a week are available for responsible employees in good standing. When not telecommuting, the position will report to Metro's Jackson Graham Building at 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 with a move planned to the Metro Virginia Office Building at 2395 Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314 in mid 2023. Alternative work scheduling and telecommuting are planned to be available for responsible employees in good standing after the move. Both building locations are located close to Metro stations.

Minimum Qualifications

Education • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field. Experience • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in financial management, accounting and control, cash management or related field to include, at least five (5) years of experience managing professional financial management staff and managing complex business processes in large complex organizations Certification/Licensure • N/A Preferred • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Senior Funding and Control Manager is accountable for the management and administration of a full range of Authority-wide funding development functions to include, the development and oversight of all financial management, accounting requirements and controls and the creation and/or maintenance of a robust internal reporting system. The incumbent leads the resolution of complex end-to-end grant and funding management processes; and institutes work performance standards to ensure that grant and funding materials are finalized and delivered as scheduled. The incumbent serves as business owner of the funding system, responsible for both daily function and long-term improvements. The incumbent oversees the accounting and/or financial reporting of grant functions and is responsible for the preparation, review and monitoring of major grant program development, implementation, project management oversight, financial management and audit preparation. This individual may serve as WMATA's representative with grantor agencies.

Essential Functions
  • Develops, maintains, and updates a six (6) year funding plan at the project level • Plans, maintains, and continuously updates project funding sources and ensures all Mission - Essential Worker Designation: (Check only if this job has been identified as critical to Mission Essential Functions (MEF) under WMATA's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) As part of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's COOP, incumbents in this job may be required to report to or continue work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events. Note: Employees designated as "Non-Mission Essential" may have their status temporarily changed depending on the nature, scope and duration of operations interruption. WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY JOB DESCRIPTION Page 2 of 8 8097 - Senior Funding and Control Manager processes and data systems are properly reconciled and maintained • Manages responsible staff and overall processes for reimbursement and utilization of funds for costs funded by sponsoring Federal agencies, state and local jurisdictions. Approves submission of federal reimbursement and utilization requests. • Oversees internal and external data reporting including business intelligence dashboards, forecasts, specialized queries and overall management of funds control system. • Develops and enforces the terms, conditions, and reporting requirements of agreements with local and state governments and other funding providers such as the Capital Funding Agreement/Local Capital Funding Agreement and Dedicated Funding Agreements. • Determines the need for debt issuance and manages all processes associated with the issuance and use of debt and reports recommendations to Senior Leadership. • Serves as primary reporting and data provider and as the subject matter expert on funding data and the funding system, and provides key support to internal and external audits and reviews • Supports grant administration to develop, fund, revise, amend, report on, and close federal grants • Seeks improvements to Funds and Grants management (FGM) practices, to make certain that adequate control with minimal and manageable risk is in place and ensures all corrective action plans are tracked and corrective actions are implemented. • Ensures all FGM documentation, document and retention controls, standard operating procedures, and manuals are updated accordingly. • Supervises subordinate staff and consultants to includes the recommendation for application selection, disciplinary actions, resolution of grievances, assigning duties, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave requests and timesheets, and ensuring appropriate training is provided

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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