Fiscal Officer I

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

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (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.

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. 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 process to extend the system past the airport and downtown Honolulu. HART is a part of the City and County of Honolulu, and its employees receive the full range of City benefits. The environment is exciting, professional, and fast-paced

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.


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 insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program

Schedule and Location

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

Salary Range

$74,124.00 – $97,560.00 annually


  • In addition to a resume, this position requires an Employment Application to be submitted.
  • HART does not cover any relocation costs
  • This position is not eligible for tele-working

Segment 1 Rail Opening

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