Manager, IBOP Planning, Budgeting and Compliance

Washington D.C
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related field.
    • In lieu of Bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED) and four (4) years of experience working in financial management, budget analysis and project management may be considered.

  • Five (5) years of experience in working in financial management, budget analysis and project management. This must include two (2) years of experience managing and leading staff.


  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) from the Project Management Institute or Lean Six Sigma

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/Duties:

The Manager, Planning, Budgeting and Compliance serves as a member of the leadership team within Internal Business Operations (IBOP) and as a business partner with other organizations of WMATA to assist with the planning and oversight for the financial management of capital, operating and position control expenditures to support strategic initiatives across IBOP departments. The Manager also assists with overseeing closure to Corrective Action Plans (CAP), updates to policies and procedures to help drive compliance to minimize risk and exposure while supporting a governance structure to demonstrate regulatory stewardship and trustworthiness.

  • Assists with the development of strategic goals, methods and action plans that include measurable objectives, fixed responsibilities and established timelines to assist with transformation and operational efficiencies in IBOP and other departments.
  • Oversees and maintains all IBOP annual capital, operating and position control budgets. Ensures that financial stewardship is in place and ensures that budgets are managed according to plan.
  • Provides analysis and responses to inquiries from IBOP's Management Team for respective budgetary issues. Ensures that the Management Team is kept aware of budgets and project status.
  • Assists with preparation of executive reporting for IBOP's Management Team on the financial growth and health across all departments. Provides transparency and visibility to leaders across the department.
  • Manages financial analyst and budget staff in developing variance reports and accurate and current cost standards and mitigates risk in financial reporting.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and oversight of IBOP's organizational policies, procedures and the accompanying policy instructions, as well as regulations, long-range strategies, and outreach initiatives in conjunction with other agency-wide departments and initiatives. Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures data integrity and accuracy within the applicable systems for budget reporting, as well as monthly financial reporting, productivity management and benchmarking data submissions. Ensures creditability across departments and drives improved performance.

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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