Port Senior Financial Analyst

Port Senior Financial Analyst
Port of Oakland
 Oakland, California
Job Description

Salary: $11,421 – $14,148 (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 is currently recruiting for the position of Port Senior Financial Analyst. Under direction, the Port Senior Financial Analyst provides highly responsible and complex financial analyses; performs complex budgetary, rate setting, systems and operational analyses; supervises, plans and coordinates budgeting and financial planning activities; provides personnel management assistance; makes recommendations on a variety of management functions; supervises assigned staff; and coordinates assigned activities with other Port divisions, departments and outside agencies.

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

  • Plans and directs the work of staff in recording and maintaining control of accounting transactions involving a wide variety of accounts including purchasing activities, payment of claims, payroll processing, allocating job costs to appropriate accounts, revenue activities, cash management, capital funding and other fiscal and accounting records.
  • Prepares complex financial, fiscal and budget forecasts.
  • Prepares and develops instructions, report formats and automated support programs to assist Port departments with monitoring accounts receivable and credit and collection activities.
  • Assigns, monitors and supervises the work of subordinate staff; designs and coordinates the training of unit staff; participates in selection and hiring of staff; conducts performance evaluations; recommends merit step awards or disciplinary action as appropriate.
  • Monitors and analyzes receivables portfolios and payment patterns.
  • Prepares and analyzes flow projections and recommends options to enhance cash flow and minimize loss in credit and collections.
  • Meets with management as needed to secure data related to the development and monitoring of credit and collections strategies, informs management of problem accounts and assists management with identifying options to address delinquencies and overpayments.
  • Performs various studies, as needed, which may involve analyses of financial information, accounting records, statistics and systems; gathers information relating to tenant and customer assets, liabilities and insurance.
  • Develops and maintains close effective working relationships with the Port's maritime, aviation and commercial real estate tenants; maintains contacts and negotiates with Port tenants and customers for purposes of making arrangements to bring their accounts current.
  • Responsible for the development and installation of procedures and policies to achieve stated goals and objectives.
  • Analyzes workflow within the section and implements changes relating to work processes; designs procedures and methods for maintaining accounting and internal controls.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of fiscal and accounting procedures and methods.
  • Performs necessary functions as a contact for coordinating and facilitating the requirements of outside auditors; responds to inquiries of auditors.
  • Reviews, prepares and oversees the preparation of fiscal and accounting reports, documents, and transactions for conformance with established procedures and control; supervises the maintenance of general ledgers and journals.
  • Reviews related financial statements and reports; prepares analyses of the information and provides recommendations to management concerning the financial impact of the data.
  • Provides leadership, training and guidance to Port staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. A typical combination would include the following:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field. Master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the financial area, two of which should have been in either financial and budget analysis, credit and collections or accounting.
  • Licenses: Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time and for the duration of appointment.

Additional Requirements: This classification 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 the duration of employment. Requires a willingness to work some overtime in the evenings, weekends and holidays.

Knowledge: The successful candidate will have knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including automated data processing accounting systems and cataloging principles; City Charter, Board Resolutions and Ordinances, agreements, tariff codes, contractual arrangements, and rules and regulations of outside organizations and government agencies affecting the accounting and financing functions of the Port; Port accounting procedures; complex research techniques, database development, analytical practices and statistical methods; organizational structures and financial systems of governmental enterprise agencies; principles of financial and trend analysis and governmental budgeting; legal requirements for collection of delinquent accounts, including those in the Uniform Commercial Code; principles and practices of leadership and effective supervision; and modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

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, view supplemental questions and/or obtain more details, please visit us at https://www.portofoakland.com/business/job-center/. Apply by July 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Equal Opportunity Employer