Port of Olympia
Salary: $114,927 - $173,392
Headquartered in Olympia, Washington, the Port of Olympia serves the Thurston County community in a variety of ways, leading and participating in many of the area’s economic development efforts. Olympia is the state capital, the Thurston County seat, and is the southern gateway to Puget Sound’s metropolitan region. It is home to a wide variety of industries, including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging, and has an active arts community. With an economic engine fueled to a great extent by state government, as well as three higher education institutions, Olympia enjoys the benefits of a stable workforce, an engaged and educated community, and a well-supported school system.
The Port of Olympia is currently governed by three elected commissioners who appoint the Port’s Executive Director. The Port operates with 49 FTEs, utilizing 2023 budgeted operating revenues of $15,889,591 and a capital budget of $2,571,576. The Port’s departments and business units include Operations (Marine Terminal, Airport, Swantown Marina and Boatworks, Maintenance, Real Estate Operations, and Commission Coordination), Planning and Environmental Programs, Human Resources and Administrative services, including Marketing and Communications, and Finance and Contracting.
The Finance Director is the Port’s chief financial officer and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Finance Director develops and implements financial strategies, including budgeting and capital planning, debt management, asset liability management, and cash management, as well as providing financial management, particularly in the areas of new business ventures and the treasury function. The Finance Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Port’s finance, accounting, information services and audit, and will participate in the management of the Port’s insurance and risk management program. The Finance Director has the operational oversight and is responsible for the Finance Division, including leading and setting the strategic direction for the staff. The Finance Director works with the Executive Director and Senior Financial Analyst and Budget Officer to ensure operational effectiveness of the Finance Division and ensures the Port is meeting its legal obligations regarding budget and financing. This position performs ad hoc, as well as directed return on investment, cash flow analysis, and what-if scenarios and is responsible for fostering a rewarding, yet challenging work environment within the Finance Division.
Education & Experience: A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration. An advanced degree in business or public administration such as an MBA or MPA is preferred. A CPA or equivalent is preferred. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in accounting or financial management. Extensive Excel knowledge and experience. Experience with Solomon Accounting Software and Management Reporter for MS Dynamics reporting preferred.
For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Port of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by November 19, 2023. (Applications are reviewed as submitted. The position is open until filled.)