Location: Manhattan - Midtown Job ID: 94445 Grade: F Salary Range: $74,992 - $88,800 Close Date: November 15,2018 Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
This position will assist with the requirements of Force Account Budget Reporting for Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and CDOT F/A Capital Projects assigned to the Operations Projects & Financial Management Department. Assist the Asst. Deputy Directory in the preparation of the Annual Capital Budget for the Operations Division.
Assist in preparing the following monthly reports (CDOT Capital Project Status Report, CDOT Executive Capital Project Status Report, CDOT Cost Report, Operating Capital Funded Projects Status Report, Capital Overhead Recovery and FTE reports (ST and OT)).
Assist in preparation of annual Capital Budget, Mid-Year Forecast and Year-End Forecasts for Operations Division Departments to Budget Department for submittal to MTA.
Assist in managing the Operating Capital Projects Department Cash Flow Model.
Oversee master logs for CDOT CPAF/FAA, MTA 5-Year Program Commitments, Staff Summary Sheets logs and Master Project Manager List.
Oversee monthly update of Operating Capital Cash Flow Forecast by Project Managers.
Coordinate the submittal of MTA 5-Year Program project task estimates to Capital Division for War Certificate approval.
Assist in managing and revising monthly pre-bills to MTA, CDOT and outside vendors.
Assist in accumulating, updating, and reporting “Unit Cost” information.
Request CDOT, I&C and Operating Capital project work orders from Accounting.
Strong working knowledge of finance and financial systems, including payroll, general ledger, budgets, contracts, accounts receivable and accounts payable financial systems.
Ability to assemble and document a large departmental budget including labor and material costs.
Understanding of force account labor and material accounting concepts on a rail transit system.
Strong management analytical skills for unit costing, variance analysis, cost benefit analysis and statistical cost allocations.
Must be able to work in a high-profile/high-pressure environment.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access) or comparable applications.
Strong verbal presentation and written communications skills.
Strong ability to interact with internal/external customers.
Familiarity with MNR and MTA Capital Program procedures and documentation (or comparable).
Familiarity with transportation operations.
Strong motivator and self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of MNR Operating Capital Projects, MTA 5-Year Capital Program and CDOT Capital Programs.
Familiarity with MNR Financial Systems.
Familiarity with Railroad or other comparable transportation operations.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field of study.
Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials to include four (4) years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in budgeting, financial reporting and variance analysis.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the review and preparation of force accounting billings including F/A labor pre-bills & vendor invoices.
Experience in handling MNR, MTA or CDOT force account financial applications.
Experience in the preparation of Project Cost-To-Complete and Earned Value Reports.
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing.
As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.
Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application. Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer