Bi-State Development Manager of Financial Operations – Administration and Business Operations in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description


BSD Finance Division is responsible for providing accurate and timely financial information and monitoring internal controls related to financial information.


Manager of Financial Operations – Administration and Business Operations is primarily responsible for staff and financial statements related to non-transit operations. This includes internal controls, oversight and review of Cash Management, General Ledger, self-insurance, pension, OPEB, Risk Management and Treasury.

Essential Outcomes:

  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for all non-transit business operating units, component units, and self-insurance funds.
  • Monitor internal controls and review automated reports, schedules, journal entries and reconciliations prepared by staff.
  • Achieve accuracy in financial activity by reviewing, analyzing, and monitoring the detail items that compose the final financial statements; ensure the accuracy of financial information reported
  • Develop an effective internal control environment by ensuring all major changes to General Ledger, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Benefits, Purchasing, and Treasury systems are reasonable and appropriately documented; meet with other managers to negotiate and resolve differences and proposed changes; perform random reviews to determine the reasonableness of data collection and reporting methods; propose changes and write new procedures when warranted.
  • Provide management with explanations for actual to budget variances for the monthly financial meetings.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate professional staff (exempt and non-exempt); identify strengths and weaknesses of staff; plan cross-training opportunities; provide specific employee learning experiences and corrective action as appropriate.
  • Provide training and development of staff by discussing department goals; provide guidance and supervision to solve problems to enhance their performance, development and work product,
  • Make recommendations to Director for the annual personnel budget; monitor spending for adherence to budget, and recommend changes as necessary.
  • Evaluate processes and procedures; recommend alternatives and implement changes to existing procedures to make the Accounting function more efficiently and/or less costly.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned. Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (United States), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and interpretations as well as A-133 rules and regulations.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Agency financial policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of funding policies and procurement procedures of federal, state, and local funding sources and regulations.
  • Ability to supervise others, including able to evaluate, hire and oversee accounting contractors
  • Experience in multiple project management.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and to deal effectively with people.
  • Ability to recognize and solve problems effectively.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure.
  • Ability to formulate data gathering and prepare clear, concise reports.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Outlook) and Adobe. Required Experience


  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree required in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. MBA or CPA or CMA preferred.
  • *Field: *Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Information technology course work a plus


  • *Years: *Eight (8) years, preferred. ERP system experience preferred, external audit experience preferred
  • *Field: *Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field. Public Transportation or Governmental Accounting preferred.

Tracking Code: 292545-713

Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular