Finance Team

The Finance and Administration Division supports the Authority’s goals and objectives through a wide range of fiduciary and administrative activities.  This division analyzes fiscal issues and advises the Board of Directors in the areas of long-term financing, fund planning, annual budget, sales tax and revenue administration and compliance with generally accepted accounting standards. 

Staff works closely with federal, state, and local agencies to ensure the continued and successful receipt of grant funding and compliance with enabling regulations.  The division is responsible for contract management and purchasing activities.  The Information Systems Department provides guidance for the implementation of technology, while the General Services Section oversees facilities management, records management, and a variety of other support functions.

Andrew Oftelie

Chief Financial Officer

Andy Oftelie is the Chief Financial Officer for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), serving in this position since June 2013.

OCTA is responsible for planning, financing, and coordinating Orange County's freeway, street, and rail development, as well as managing bus services, commuter-rail services, and paratransit service. OCTA has 1,500 employees, a $1.1 billion annual budget, and is governed by a 17-voting member board of directors.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Oftelie oversees a staff of 165 employees and directs and manages all financial and administrative functions for the organization including public finance, investor relations, treasury, financial planning, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, revenue and grants administration, information technology, contracts administration and general administration. Oftelie also serves as the Board-appointed Treasurer of the organization.

Oftelie’s career at OCTA started as an entry-level Financial Analyst in 1999. In his tenure at OCTA, Oftelie has been given increasing levels of responsibility and advanced to the position of Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Immediately prior to being promoted to the position of CFO, Oftelie served as the Director of Finance and Administration since 2010.

Oftelie earned a Master’s of Science degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance from the University of Southern California. He is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program offered by the Eno Center for Transit Leadership and was named OCTA Administrative Employee of the Year in 2009.

Sean Murdock

Director of Finance and Administration

Sean Murdock is the Director of Finance and Administration for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), serving in this position since September 2014.

OCTA is responsible for planning, financing, and coordinating Orange County's freeway, street, and rail development, as well as managing bus services, commuter-rail services, and paratransit service. OCTA has 1,500 employees, a $1.1 billion annual budget, and is governed by a 17-voting member board of directors.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, Murdock directs and manages the Public Finance, Treasury, Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Grant and Revenue Administration, and General Services functions, overseeing a staff of 61  employees.

Murdock’s career at OCTA started as a senior-level Financial Analyst in 2006. In his tenure at OCTA, Murdock has been given increasing levels of responsibility and advanced to the position of Director of Finance and Administration in 2014.  Prior to being promoted to the position of Director, Murdock served as the manager of Financial Planning and Analysis since 2010.

Murdock earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.