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Assistant Commissioner for Finance

Assistant Commissioner for Finance

Posted on: 06/25/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. Exam may be required


Exec Office Finance

$155,000.00 – $194,000.00

Job Description


The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is the nation’s largest for-hire transportation agency, licensing and regulating the City’s yellow and green taxicabs, for-hire vehicles (including apps like Uber and Lyft), commuter vans, and luxury limousines. TLC develops and enforces rules to promote safety, transparency, and accessibility, and works to promote consumer and driver protection for a vital mode of transport in New York City. TLC-regulated drivers, vehicles, and businesses move over one million people a day. With the introduction of new apps and technologies, TLC is on the front lines of a changing mobility landscape. To learn more about the TLC, please visit: www.nyc.gov/taxi
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner for Operations, People and Innovation, TLC is seeking an Assistant Commissioner for Finance in support of advancing TLC’s strategic goals. The Assistant Commissioner will uphold strong internal controls to protect the Agency from risk, while also leading the development and introduction of new programs such as the Taxi Improvement Fund and other grant programs, and other programs as needed and aligned to the Finance division’s work. The position will be responsible for managing all aspects of financial management, budgeting, accounting, and procurement, and will oversee the operations of the vehicle improvement fund programs and will evolve the programs as needed. A successful candidate has demonstrated leadership experience, strong financial and budgetary experience in government, and a record of creativity and accomplishment in the field of government programs and services.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Oversee the annual budget review process, including analyzing and forecasting revenue collections and agency expenditures, managing headcount, and reporting budget information to senior staff.
- Advise the Deputy Commissioner on budgetary and fiscal matters, including local and federal accounting requirements, State and City Comptroller directives, and New York City Financial Plan updates. Support and manage the efficient and effective use of agency resources and ensure that future needs are met.
- Oversee the agency’s procurement functions. Ensure procurement transactions are completed in a timely manner and agency staff receive assistance in the review and approval of vendor invoicing and contract management issues. Advise the Deputy Commissioner on contract and procurement matters, including supporting the planning of new or ongoing programs, to ensure agency priorities are successfully addressed.
- Manage and organize staff across Agency departments and relevant stakeholders to successfully address all constraints (e.g, financial, legal, technical, personnel, communications, etc.) to implement programs under the Assistant Commissioner’s purview and achieving programmatic goals. Establish a feedback loop to connect issues that arise on a day-to-day basis to the strategic vision for Agency programs.
- Advise the Deputy Commissioner on how to maximize the effectiveness and impact of assigned programs.
- Provide guidance, advice, training, and support to a team of over 30 staff members. Recruit, retain, and motivate staff to reach a high level of capacity, skill, and teamwork required to meet new and existing strategic goals.
- Represent the Agency in interactions with TLC customers, industry stakeholders, advocacy groups, City, State, and Federal Agencies and Offices, vendors, and members of the public. Develop trusting and productive relationships with Agency partners.

The range for this role is $155,000-$194,000. Final offers will commensurate with candidate experience and expertise.
Appointments are subject to oversight approvals.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

Candidates should be highly motivated and able to work well independently and as part of a team. Interested candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to prioritize, manage time, and engage in multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Familiarity with budgeting and procurement processes, systems, and requirements of the City of New York is strongly desired.
55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Assistant Commissioner for Finance

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33 Beaver St, New York Ny

  1. Finance, Accounting, & Procurement