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Region Finance Manager

First things First: Who are we? 

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. 

About the Position

Join the First Transit team in our Region Finance department. The Region Finance Manager provides financial support to a number of transportation operational contracts. Protects and monitors company assets and analyzes operating results. Supports the VP of Finance and regional management in contract analysis, forecasting, and budgeting.

  • Assists with the preparation of the month-end close and financial reporting and prepares monthly variance analysis reports. 
  • Assists with location-level reviews of accounting transactions and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP and company policies. Makes recommendations and ensures that corrective actions are taken.
  • Trains and assists location personnel with month-end close, Ad-Hoc analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and administrative functions. Conducts training sessions to raise the financial competency of location and other management as needed.
  • Reviews and monitors assets, including cascading, right-sizing, and lost business transitions for the region. Prepares capital asset requests, including financial analysis and business justifications. 
  • Assists with developing contract bids and rate calculations and ensures the reasonableness of financial assumptions. Prepares financial models for contract analysis.
  • Manages the month-end close process, which includes preparation and review of journal entries as well as, analysis of multiple location-level income statements.
  • Manages and prepares the quarterly forecast and yearly operating plan for the region.  
  • Performs special projects and analysis and prepares various reports for operations and other management as necessary.
  • This person doesn't have direct reports but is expected to help lead team projects, and help in mentoring the finance team. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required. CPA, CMA, or MBA is desirable
  • 5+ years experience in accounting/finance
  • Experience in financial modeling and accounting theory
  • Experience in building detailed budgets and forecasts for one or more business units
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of personnel
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office and Excel. Must be able to write complex formulas. Ability to write and debug Excel macros preferred
  • Accounting and Finance experience in a multi-site environment preferred
  • This position does require roughly 25% of travel to various sites 
  • This position is also a Hybrid-type work schedule, on non-travel weeks 

First for a Reason


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 


Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit! 

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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55795 - Central Overhead (Cincinnati)
600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 45202
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    First Transit
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    Full Time
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