Director of Finance

6 Aug 2020 2:09 PM | JoEllen Graber (Administrator)

The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) is currently seeking to fill a Director of Finance position due to an upcoming retirement. The DTA is an award-winning transit agency that provides safe, convenient, and affordable public transit service (fixed route and paratransit) within the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI and its surrounding areas. We transport just under 3 million passengers annually by way of our 75+ bus fleet and we employ approximately 160 team members. Duluth is a beautiful port city located on the scenic shores of Lake Superior where 4-seasons outdoor adventure and arts/entertainment abound.

We are looking for a proven leader who possesses an abundance of relevant senior financial management and transit/public sector industry budgeting knowledge and experience. The ideal candidate also brings outstanding communication skills to be utilized in effectively interacting with all organizational stakeholders, including the DTAs public Board of Directors and senior leadership team.

The Director of Finance plays a critical role in ensuring the continued fiscal health of the DTA, reports directly to the General Manager, and works closely with all senior leadership team members. Minimum qualifications include: bachelors degree in finance, accounting, business or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years senior financial management and relevant staff supervision experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA certification and/or masters degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.

The DTA offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Health/Dental (family level coverage), Disability, and Life/AD & D Insurance Premiums
  • Paid Pension Plan Contributions
  • Money Purchase Pension, Deferred Compensation, and Flexible Spending Account Plan Participation
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays

Please apply on-line at: or submit resume and cover letter to:

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