Port Senior Accountant

Port Senior Accountant
Port of Oakland Finance Department
 Oakland, California
Job Description

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 is currently recruiting for the position of Port Senior Accountant. Under direction, incumbents of this class are responsible for performing the most difficult accounting work, which includes solving complex accounting problems, designing and maintaining accounting systems, and providing direction to a work unit within the Port’s Accounting Department. This position will report to the Port Controller and will supervise four revenue billing and collections staff in the Accounting Department. The position will work closely with Property Managers, Wharfingers, the Utilities Manager, and other Supervisors and Staff across the revenue divisions, as well as perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in accounting or closely related field.

Experience: Four years of professional work as an accountant. A CPA is desirable.

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. The Port offers retiree medical benefits for employees and dependents after 10 years of CALPERS service (including 5 years at the Port).

To apply for this exceptional opportunity or obtain more details, please visit us at https://www.portofoakland.com/business/job-center/. Application deadline is December 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer