Director, Financial Reporting

Washington D.C
May 17, 2022
May 28, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time
General Hybrid Work Statement

This opportunity is a hybrid opportunity allowing for flexibility between virtual and in-person work subject to the Authority's telework policy.

Director, Financial Reporting marketing Statement

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Office of Management and Budget Services (OMBS) is seeking to hire a Director, Financial Reporting. The position is responsible for the development of materials supporting the adoption of the Authority's $2 billion Operating Budget and other materials for the Board of Director's Finance and Capital Committee. The Financial Reporting Director will be involved in organizing and managing activities relating to the budget development, budget book, and reporting of expenses, revenues, and subsidies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration or related management field.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience overseeing budgets, planning, management and administration of programs, projects and financial reporting.

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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.


The Director, Financial Reporting is responsible for reporting and communicating Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s financial plans and strategic goals; developing integrated documentation and making stakeholder presentations. The incumbent is responsible for supervising, originating, coordinating and providing oversight and direction for reporting and communicating Authority-wide budgeting and financial management activities as directed by the Managing Director, OMBS.

Essential Functions
  • In compliance with WMATA's policies and procedures, the incumbent will be accountable for planning, directing, coordinating and managing the financial documentation and communication activities of office branch managers. Supervises subordinates including recommending applicant selection, disciplinary actions, grievances resolution, assigning duties, directing work, and ensuring appropriate staff training.
  • Serves as the lead for monthly and quarterly financial document development, financial performance reporting and communications to the Managing Director, OMBS; Chief Financial Officer (CFO); General Manager/Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO);Jurisdictional Coordinating Committee (JCC); WMATA Board of Directors; Federal Transit Administration (FTA); and other audiences.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates the preparation of financial documents, reports and information presented to the Managing Director, OMBS, CFO, GM/CEO, Board Finance and Budget Committee and Board of Directors using complex and sensitive material including statements, talking points and presentations.
  • Develops, manages and implements integrated financial communication plans and documents in support of WMATA's business plans and financial performance while working with OMBS staff, as well as staff throughout WMATA to research, synthesize complex financial, policy, and operational data to guide both the preparation of content and the execution of integrated communications plans.
  • Provides strategic counsel to executive leadership on financial communications content. Partners with senior leaders and staff to develop accurate and consistent messaging, initiates and prepares content direction for internal and external programs, as well as provides guidance and direction on Board presentations to effectively represent WMATA's financial position.
  • Sets standards for message content, consistency and tone, and the appropriate communication vehicle; consistent with organizational goals and principle standards.
  • Establishes work goals for subordinates which will be measured against their performance plan and evaluation. In conjunction with the branch managers of the office and under the general guidance of the Managing Director, OMBS, plans, directs, coordinates and evaluates the preparation and publication of the Authority's annual operating program, budget books and related documents. Coordinates extensively with local jurisdictions in development and approval of these documents.
  • Coordinates extensively with the local jurisdictions in the planning, evaluation, development, negotiation and management of financial communications supporting jurisdictional contributions and reporting.
  • In accordance with Authority wide fiscal responsibility, assists in shaping financial plans, budgets and programs to efficiently and effectively covey financial integrity and uphold the public trust that WMATA's finances are well managed.
  • 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.