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Financial Executive Officer - Controller

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/16
Posting End Date: 2024/04/30
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 46.66
Maximum Salary: 55.30
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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NOTICE: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through your internal Luma account.


$46.66 - $55.30 Hourly

$97,044 - $115,024 Annually


Are you ready to make a difference for the citizens of Idaho while working for an award-winning state agency?

The Idaho Transportation Department is recruiting for a Financial Executive Officer - Controller in Boise to provide the vision and leadership to Financial Services personnel and to motivate them to best support ITD's Vision Elements, Strategic Goals, and Investment Strategy in a manner that is timely and cost effective.

Note: This position requires a criminal background investigation before a final job offer is made. 

Example of Duties

  • Lead ITD’s Financial Services team that is responsible for: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budget, Cost Accounting, Economic Analysis, General Ledger and the Department’s ERP system.
  • Financial Reporting - direct and monitor financial reporting to the State Controllers Office, Division of Financial Management, FHWA & other federal agencies, ITD Board, ITD Executive Team, ITD Leadership Team, Budget Council & other internal & external entities.
  • Coordinate with other ITD Divisions to ensure that ITD automated systems data structures are harmonious, consistent, & allow cross department financial reporting.
  • Develop the Department’s appropriation budget request and work with the Division of Financial Management and the Legislative Services Office.
  • Allocate Financial Services personnel to projects supporting department strategic planning & vision statements. This requires prioritizing projects based on available personnel resources & the department's critical needs. 
  • Work with Legislative Services Office, Internal Review, FHWA, & other federal agencies to respond to audit findings & recommendations. Determine solutions & resolutions that promote a culture of internal control practice & awareness.
  • Provide the vision for the Financial Managers to work together & with Financial Services customers to ensure that ITD will be successful in all areas of financial management. Work with Financial Managers to create Performance Plans that support department goals & objectives. Monitor performance & make work assignments.
  • Analyze and recommend different funding options to Executive Management & Budget Council about how to use ITD's limited resources to best achieve ITD's investment strategy, while staying aligned with ITD's vision elements, tangible results, & strategic goals.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a Bachelor's degree in business with at least 20 semester credit hours in accounting

  • Managing the staff and activities of a financial operation
  • Designing and implementing complex computerized accounting or auditing systems
  • Preparing financial management documents and statements
  • Identifying and resolving financial and management problems involving computerized accounting systems and subsystems
  • Preparing and making oral presentations
  • Writing narrative reports setting forth conclusions and recommendations for consideration by top-level management
Highly Desirable Experience:

  • Previous State of Idaho financial experience
  • Experience designing, implementing and operating governmental ERP and reporting applications 

EEO/ADA/Veteran's Preference

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.