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Manager HQ Budget

Job ID: 921
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Mgmt and Bud HQ B&T and C&D
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2023


JOB TITLE:                          Manager, HQ Budget 

SALARY RANGE:               $83,981 - $110,225

HAY POINTS:                      588

DEPT/DIV:                           Management and Budget HQ, B&T, and C&D (OMB)                    

SUPERVISOR:                    Deputy Director MTA Budget           

LOCATION:                         2 Broadway, New York NY 10004                 

HOURS OF WORK:            9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)

DEADLINE:                         Open until Filled             


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



Perform analysis, identify issues, prepare financial plans, and make recommendations on cost savings and new investments for MTA HQ’s operating budget. Monitor financial and operational results to identify potential deviations from plan. This position serves as the primary contact with HQ departmental staff and is often called upon to provide guidance or take a lead on projects.



  • Prepare comprehensive HQ budgets and financial plans proposals for inclusion in Board submissions while meeting identified targets
  • Produce timely written reports analyzing and explaining monthly variances of Agency operating results (both accrual and cash) for revenues and expenses.
  • Work with HQ departments to prepare narratives and analysis that support each financial plan or budget update.
  • Review of actual financial and operating results versus the prior year's budget and/or forecast.
  • Develop operating revenue projections with departmental staff and coordinate inclusion in the financial plan for HQ or the Agencies
  • Perform special projects and participate as needed on MTA-wide issues that require budgetary or financial expertise.
  • Identify, quantify, and explain significant financial risks and opportunities.
  • Assist in managing the gathering, synthesizing and/or abridging of information requested by supervisors.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must have knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Must have knowledge of budgeting and financial forecasting techniques.
  • Requires outstanding reporting writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all internal levels within a given organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact well with peers and Senior Leadership at other MTA Agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete short- and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities and quantitative skills.
  • Attention to detail is required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or comparable applications, i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Transportation, Public Policy, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in addition to a degree.



  • Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for up to two years of experience.
  • At least 3 years in a project or budget management role.
  • Demonstrated administrative proficiency in PeopleSoft and Hyperion financial planning or similar budgeting application.
  • Prior experience working in a large, multi-faceted, fast-paced organization or governmental body.
  • Familiarity with the MTA’s policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the MTA’s operations.
  • Familiarity with the MTA’s collective bargaining procedures.



Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).



MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.


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