Port Financial Analyst

Port Financial Analyst
Port of Oakland Utilities Department
 Oakland, California
Job Description

Salary: $8,693 - $10,767 / Month (37.5-hr work week)

Your Port. Your Community. Your Career.

When you join the Port of Oakland, you become part of a proud local legacy, an organization that touches virtually every resident with its services and programs. The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is in the top 10 busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.

The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of Port Financial Analyst. The current vacancy is in the Utilities Department within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer that provides the expertise to manage the Port’s utility distribution system (electrical, gas, water, sewer and telephone). Under direction, the Port Financial Analyst performs routine to moderately complex analytical work related to preparing, reviewing and analyzing the Port's operating budget.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepares and develops instructions, report formats, and automated support programs to assist Port departments with preparing annual operating budgets.
  • Monitors and analyzes variances between historical, proposed, and approved budgets and actual and forecasted expenditures/revenues.
  • Prepares and analyzes five-year cash flow projections and recommends options to address shortfalls and surplus.
  • Alerts supervisor of need to meet with management to secure data and meets with appropriate staff as needed to secure data.
  • Perform various studies as needed, which may involve analyses of financial information, accounting records, statistics, and systems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field including course work in financial and budget analysis.


Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the financial area, one of which should have been in financial and budget analysis. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver license at the time and for the duration of appointment.

Additional Requirements:

The Port of Oakland requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position. This status must be maintained for employment at the Port.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of accounting principles and practices; concepts, principles and practices of financial planning and forecasting; organizational structures and financial systems of governmental enterprise agencies; personnel administration cost items and their application to budgeting.

The Port’s compensation and benefit program ranks among the best in the region for public jurisdictions and is designed to reward performance and promote a balanced lifestyle, both at the workplace and away from the workplace, for our employees and their families. The Port is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and has been recognized as a FIT-Friendly Employer by the American Heart Association. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan and paid leave.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, view supplemental questions and/or obtain more details, please visit us at https://www.portofoakland.com/business/job-center/. Apply by June 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Equal Opportunity Employer