Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, this position manages the Port's accounting operations activities, using online financial management systems and analytical tools. Monitors the spending of Port divisions and projects; supervises staff that review and process accounting transactions, general ledger, grant, project and budget balances across Port divisions. Manages internal and external audits and internal control activities of department to ensure compliance with City and Port policies, rules and regulations. Develops annual financial statement; reviews, monitors, controls, and projects departmental expenditures and revenue on a continuous basis to assess overall fiscal condition, as well as to achieve fiscal compliance, accuracy, and timeliness of the resulting financial information. The position has significant Port and City responsibility in the event of a declared disaster.
Essential duties include:
Administer accounting function for Port divisions; implement and facilitate policy and programmatic changes as required; manage/direct internal accounting control system; develop, revise and improve business processes and procedures. Develop and implement modifications to existing financial systems and participate in the development and implementation of new software applications. Administer Capital assets management.
Analyze financial data and prepare complex reports; plan, design, and implement accounting and financial procedures; ensure proper accounting, internal control and sound financial systems and procedures to safeguard the Port’s and the City’s assets. Directs, coordinates and supervises the production of timely and accurate monthly financial statements, financial status of capital projects, and the timely completion of various financial accounting reports produced by the accounting section for use by Port Commissioners, managers and Controller’s Office.
Direct, coordinate, and supervise general accounting operations; manage and resolve accounting issues with the Controller’s Office, Purchaser, Treasurer/Tax Collector and other departments as necessary; direct, review and evaluate the work of staff, including recruitment, selection and discipline; make informed, effective decisions and take responsibility for project completion.
Administer grants to ensure departmental compliance with federal, state, and city fiscal policies and regulations; use grants strategically to achieve Port or City objectives consistent with grantor restrictions, fulfill cost-matching requirements, monitor program/project status with timely periodic reporting and prudent cash flow management (timely reimbursements or draw-downs).
Respond to accounting and auditing needs; advise department management on accounting and auditing issues with regard to finance and revenue strategies; provide input into operational and service delivery decisions. Manage audit program covering tenants which are conducted by the Controller’s Audits Division and independent auditors.
Direct the Accounting and other Finance and Administration sections, performing accounting, auditing, fiscal and budgetary operations, to manage and oversee various financial service staff and functions; providing financial expertise and consultation to management and other Port divisions in addressing and resolving financial, grant and related administrative, programmatic and policy matters.
Manage the year-end closing process; coordinating with the Controller’s Office and other city departments. Manage the annual audit of year-end financial statements conducted by independent auditors; prepare the Port’s annual financial statement; and coordinate with the Controller’s Office and lead auditor for the inclusion of the department’s data in the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Represent the section/division and Department on Port and citywide projects and before boards and commissions and related committees.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or closely related field; AND Five (5) years of full-time professional level experience in independently performing complex accounting, financial analysis, budget monitoring, and/or grant management, preferably in a public agency setting; at least three (3) years of the required experience must include the supervision of professional staff in financial analysis and accounting; AND Possession of a valid California driver’s license (to be presented at time of appointment). Insurability under the Port’s automobile liability insurance must be maintained throughout employment.
Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess exceptional financial acumen with successful leadership and oversight of fiscal activities. She/he will possess strong analytical and abstract reasoning, negotiations and conflict resolution; the ability to interpret a strategic vision into an operational model and ensure transparency and accountability in all financial transactions, consistent with the highest level of professional and ethical standards. She/he will have the experience to effectively work in and with high performance teams that include multiple agencies and financial consultants, and manage in an environment where diverse and sometimes conflicting interests must be considered; as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Port staff, managers, commissions, boards, elected officials, tenants, community, regulatory groups, and Port partners. She/He will possess great interpersonal, public communication and presentation skills and the ability to collaborate, partner and develop solutions, networks and alliances that represents the Port’s interests and fosters an inclusive, diverse and engaging workplace.
Other desirable qualifications and requirements may include possession of the following: Certified Public Accountant license CGFM – Certified Government Financial Manager CICA – California Insurance Guarantee Association
Department Overview The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Pier 98, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.
The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. With some of the most modern and flexible shipping-terminal facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle just about any type of cargo, including containers, break-bulk, neo-bulk, automobiles, and project cargoes.
The Port of San Francisco has many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With its unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses.
The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.
HOW TO APPLY: Application Deadline: 1/12/2018 5:00 PM
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process.
Visit: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0932&R3=082264 to register an account and view this complete job announcement for
application submission requirements.