Fiscal Officer I

Jun 27 2024
City and County of Honolulu |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

$74,124.00 – $97,560/Year

Job Type:     Full-Time Temporary
Location:     1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Department:     Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Apply Before:     Continuous


The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is responsible for the design and construction of Honolulu’s rail transit system. It is the largest infrastructure project in Hawaii and is the nation’s first fully-automated commuter rail system, so it is an exciting time to be at HART, as the first half of the rail system recently opened to the public. Considerable work is in progress to extend the system past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to downtown Honolulu. 


HART seeks a dedicated self-starter to join our Budget and Finance team. Under direction of the Deputy Director of Budget and Finance, the Fiscal Officer I will support the overall fiscal and accounting program, including management of the funding of capital expenditures, coordination of the annual financial statement audit, and other professional-level accounting functions.


Get on board with HART if you are looking for a challenging opportunity in a professional and fast-paced environment!



HART is a part of the City and County of Honolulu, and its employees receive the full range of comprehensive benefits package, as provided by the City, and includes:

  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during an election year.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care: Various health plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future…choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employee Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as pre-tax item.
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service.


All benefits as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.



Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares weekly and monthly financial reports, including cash balance reports, Mass Transit Fund status reports, and revenue reports. Analyzes the reported information for accuracy and reasonableness.
  • Collaborates with the State of Hawaii, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), regarding funding of the rail project.
  • Coordinates the annual independent audit of HART’s financial statements.
  • Assists with other periodic audits and reviews, including those conducted by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA), the State Office of the Auditor, and the City Auditor, by fulfilling document requests, preparing reports, schedules and analyses, and responding to inquiries.
  • Monitors HART’s internal accounting and control structure, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of existing controls, and implements changes or modifications to continuously improve the system. Documents and updates HART’s system of internal accounting controls, annually, in conjunction with the independent financial audit.
  • Supports the preparation and review of grant applications, drawdown schedules, and other submittals, as required by grant awarding agencies. Monitors and documents the receipt of related grant funds.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 12 semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing subjects.
  • Four years of progressively responsible accounting or auditing experience.


Work Schedule and Location:

  • The work for this position is conducted in the HART offices (no telecommuting allowed) during typical 8-hour shifts.
  • HART does not cover any relocation costs. Must be able to reliably commute or relocate by first day of employment.