San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Chief Financial Officer

Filing Deadline: March 01, 2024
Valerie Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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Are you looking for a fulfilling role that allows you to make a difference in the lives of Bay Area residents? The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast-paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school, and other places they need to go. BART is a heavy-rail public transit system that currently extends as far as Millbrae, Richmond, Antioch, Dublin/Pleasanton, and Berryessa/North San José, and operates in five counties with 131 miles of track. BART has made changes to its financial operations to improve efficiency and transparency with the creation of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position reporting to the General Manager. This new financial structure brings together the functions from the Office of the Controller-Treasurer, who has traditionally reported to the BART Board of Directors, and the Performance & Budget Office, who reports to the General Manager, into one group, reporting to the new CFO position.

BART is seeking a technically savvy, collaborative, and analytical candidate to serve as the new Chief Financial Officer. A strategic thinker and communicator with the ability to evaluate complex financial and fiscal problems is essential. Qualified candidates typically possess a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration, economics, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Candidates should also possess nine (9) years of verifiable professional financial, budgetary, accounting, or related experience, which must include at least four (4) years of executive-level management experience, including supervising financial service functions and managing subordinates. Additional professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

BART offers a competitive annual salary range for the Chief Financial Officer of $267,730 to $295,000 and placement within this range is dependent on experience and qualifications. BART also prides itself on offering best-in-class benefits packages to employees.

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