NFTA Transporter

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It adds up to Jason

When it comes to all things finance at the NFTA, Jason Abounader’s name will certainly turn up in the mix. Jason has worked as the Manager of Finance and Administration since December of 2010, and prior to that he was a Cost Analyst in the Accounting Department.

In his current role, Jason’s most challenging responsibilities relate to managing Metro’s operating and capital budgets. When asked about this part of his job, he said, “Trying to reach a balanced budget while working within our means can be difficult, but it is important to be thorough and patient so that nothing gets missed.”

In addition to his passion for crunching numbers, Jason indicated his professional enthusiasm also comes from having the opportunity to work with such talented people throughout the Authority every day.

Jason lives in North Buffalo with his wife Jamie, their four dogs and two ferrets. He enjoys cooking Mediterranean food, fishing and four-wheeling. Formerly, Jason was a partner in his brother’s hair salon business. His entrepreneurial spirit still shines brightly, and he would like to pursue another personal business venture again in the future. But, even then it’s pretty safe to say that Jason will still be click-clicking away at his calculator.