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Assistant Director Financial Operations

Job ID: 2871
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Department: Finance Operations
Date Posted: Jul 28, 2023


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.



Assistant Director Financial Operations


Construction & Development


Operations/Finance Operations


Director Financial Operations


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 AM or as required (7.5HR/DAY)




$101,253 to $132,894


Open Until Filled



The Assistant Director of Financial Operations is responsible for supporting the Director in developing, monitoring, and reporting the operating budget and associated financial transactions of several MTA Construction & Development (C&D) departments. C&D’s operating budget consists of reimbursable (capital, reimbursement agreement, and interagency) and non-reimbursable expenses, with a headcount of nearly 1,800 employees.

This position reports directly to the Director Financial Operations and will work closely to ensure departments are budgeted adequately for and appropriate financial processes and procedures are in place and being adhered to. This requires a complete understanding of the business needs to be able to assess and develop a budget. They will also liaise with MTA’s consolidated financial tower on related matters.


Responsible for budgeting, reporting, forecasting, and monitoring various financial transactions such as payment processing, requisitions, and overtime charges.


Ensure timely reimbursement of expenditures hitting the operating budget made whole thru the capital program, reimbursement agreements, or interagency bill backs.


Support planning and forecasting efforts to support MTA’s financial plans, working closely with relevant C&D departments, C&D leadership, and the MTA’s consolidated financial tower.


Analyze all proposed financial plan changes and provide justification and explanation to help support their approval.


Prepare monthly financial results and trends to identify risks and opportunities in the financial plan.


Ensure relevant processes and procedures are being followed.


Propose, develop, and implement process and system improvements.


Support the Director Financial Operations in leading the management and auditing of all processes and procedures related to financial operations, including identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement.


Support the Director Financial Operations to coordinate audits for the Financial Operations with both internal/external auditors.


Manage and train a finance team that will support these related responsibilities.


This position is responsible for performing other ad hoc duties upon request.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, planning, public administration, accounting, economics or equivalent, or a related field required.


Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in business, finance, public administration, accounting, economics or equivalent, or a related field required.


Must have a minimum of three (3) years of managerial experience is required.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Familiarity with the MTA’s operating agencies.


Familiarity with the MTA’s policies and procedures.


Excellent organizational and presentation skills.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Demonstrated supervisory and leadership capabilities.


Demonstrated ability to problem-solve creatively.


Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an organization.


Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high-profile, high-pressure, fast-paced environment.


Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with key internal and external stakeholders.


Other Information

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”).

Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

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. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

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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