Chief Financial Officer

Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Job Location: Honolulu County

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is seeking an experienced, strategic-thinking, financial executive to fill the role of Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance. This position leads an important organizational division of HART, reports to the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for all areas of finance, including financial reporting, long-range forecasting, budgeting, accounting, grants management and procurement.

HART, a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, is responsible for the design and construction of Hawaii’s largest infrastructure project and the nation’s first fully-automated rail transit system. Considerable work is in progress to extend the system past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and into downtown Honolulu, representing an 18.9-mile fixed-guideway rail system with 19 stations. It is an exciting time to be at HART, as the first segment of the rail system recently opened to the public.


  • Responsible for all aspects of HART’s fiscal operations, including relevant policies, procedures, and practices throughout the organization; organizational and departmental goals, objectives and priorities; and compliance with applicable city, state, and federal regulations and requirements.
  • Collaborates with other HART leaders to fulfill HART’s Mission and Vision, which centers on the delivery of a safe, high-quality rail system. Help establish organizational priorities to meet the Project schedule.
  • Directs and participates in the development of the HART operating and capital budgets, cash flow forecasts and long-term financial plans, including the assessment of funding and other necessary fiscal resources.
  • Oversees the annual financial statement audit performed by independent accountants. Performs timely reviews of audit information and financial statements and actively engages in status meetings to ensure a timely completion of the audit.
  • Leads and contributes in the preparation and analysis of financial statements and related activities.
  • Analyzes procurement activities, including the development of procurement standards and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Administers HART’s General Obligation Bond program, including the determination of bonding needs and collaboration with the City’s Department of Budget and Fiscal Services and external bankers and bond advisors.
  • Presents information and participates in discussions with the HART Board of Directors, City Administration, the Honolulu City Council, elected officials and their staff, and city, state and federal oversight agencies, among others.
  • Supports and advises HART’s Executive Director/CEO and other HART leaders on financial matters.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or another field directly relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive financial leadership and supervisory experience.
  • Governmental experience is not required but is preferable.
  • Must have experience in long-term financial planning. 
  • Strong communication skills.


This position is entitled to a comprehensive benefits package as provided by the City and County of Honolulu, including:

  • Vacation – Employees may earn 21 days per year, plus 13 holidays per year. Sick leave is also provided.
  • Health plans include medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental.
  • Retirement and deferred compensation plans.
  • Life insurance.
  • Flexible benefits plan.
  • Training and development.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Pre-tax benefit on transportation expenses.

Schedule and Location

The work of this position is conducted in the HART offices (no telecommuting allowed) during typical 8-hour shifts.

Salary Range

$122,532.00 – $170,000.00 annually


  • HART does not cover any relocation costs

Segment 1 Rail Now Open

For information on rail fares, schedules, safety, and operational questions, visit the Department of Transportation Services website. Skyline Hotline: 808-848-5555

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