Director of Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
Port Corpus Christi Authority Finance Department
Location of position: 
Corpus Christi, TX
Salary commensurate with experience.
Date Posted: 
Monday, June 24, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Job Description: 

Under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) financial and accounting and real estate operations and assists with the long-term strategic mission of the PCCA and its finances.

• Provides general oversight of the accounting, financial analysis and payroll functions, including design of an organizational structure, development of appropriate policies and procedures, and management of key employees • Supervises the PCCA payroll function, ensuring proper pay practices, calculations, and distribution to the employees, along with proper and timely filing of required reports • Takes ownership of the PCCA financial accounting system, including modification of reports, and maintenance of cost center and account master tables. Leads the project to replace or upgrade the existing financial accounting system to enhance reporting and use of the system • Coordinates the annual budget and compiles related budget information for interim and annual budget reports. Compares performance with budget and reports and interprets the results of operations to the CFO • Reviews the preparation and compilation of all financial reports covering the Port's financial position and results of operations, special reports, statements, statistics, and other data required by law or requested by management • Develops and directs the preparation of detailed financial and market analysis to support daily and long-term decision making by senior management, and to evaluate special project, programs, and capital expenditures as needed • Assists the CFO in evaluating PCCA’s long-term cash uses and needs, including working directly as needed with PCCA’s external Financial Advisor • Works directly with his areas of responsibility to drive process improvement and enhancement of financial controls. Works with of other areas of PCCA to recommend and support process improvement and efficiencies in those areas • Identifies and compiles key business metrics and provides related reports to management, including building and support of management dashboards • Ensures that internal controls are followed and follow Governmental GAAP and applicable federal, state and regulatory laws and rules for financial reporting and bond covenants • Assists on special projects and in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of the CFO as necessary and takes on additional tasks as identified by the CFO or CEO • Adheres to PCCA policy and ensures supervised staff does the same. • Cultivates a culture promoting the SEAPORT values, maintains good employee relations and encourages a helpful environment where teamwork prevails • Supervises, plans, assigns and reviews the work of assigned personnel in coordination with PCCA’s objectives and goals • Coaches, trains, evaluates performance and performs disciplinary measures as needed on department staff; make recommendations regarding hiring, promotions, terminations, work assignments and pay increases • Maintains good employee relations, assists with conflict resolution process and assists subordinates in day-to-day work issues; initiates plan to motivate staff to achieve work goals • Drives vehicle as necessary to complete assigned tasks and works required hours/shift necessary to fulfill facility objectives • Functions in pre or post-disaster preparedness as an essential employee

CANDIDATE PROFILE The preferred candidate for this position should be an organized, thorough, and disciplined individual with a focus on maintaining the highest levels of integrity and dependability in support of the PCCA financial aspects and operations. Have advanced organizational and planning skills with ability to set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment. They must possess the following:

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, master’s degree and/or CPA highly desirable; thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of financial accounting, Governmental GAAP and/or GAAP • Good driving record with valid driver’s license • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment

EXPERIENCE & JOB KNOWLEDGE • 15+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles with impactful, established companies, preferably in industrial or transportation sectors or acceptable equivalent experience • Strong leader with experience in training and mentoring staff to meet ongoing challenges • History of successfully managing and working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise • Basic understanding of the workings of real estate contracts desired • History of creating effective working relationships across functional lines • Effective collaboration, partnership and problem-solving skills • Proven ability to implement programs or practices designed to enhance service and value • Proficiency with personal computers, ERP systems, business applications, and supporting systems • Knowledge of Port infrastructure and public work projects desired • Knowledge of organizational and management practices and methods, including goal setting, policy and procedure development and implementation • Knowledge of interpersonal and public communications techniques • Knowledge of administrative practices and policies related to budget, personnel and cost control • Knowledge of the principles and practices of contract administration and compliance preferred, along with effective negotiation principles and techniques • Strong analytical skills, with a solid internal customer orientation, and the ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, tight deadlines, and handling a multitude of projects and ever-changing priorities

TECHNICAL SKILLS • Effective business communication skills with strong writing skills utilizing correct English including spelling, grammar and punctuation • Hands-on management approach with strong technical knowledge and presentation skills • Ability to prepare clear and concise financial and non-technical reports, notes, correspondence and other written materials and to review, revise and edit materials • Ability to understand, interpret and apply PCCA policies, tariffs, SEAPORT values, state/federal laws related to all aspects of operation

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation • Ability to work in a general office environment, with some exposure to the elements when visiting worksites • Ability to operate light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed

APPLICATION PROCESS Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at on or before July 21st, 2019, 11:59 pm CST. The successful candidate will undergo a background investigation. PCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer