Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting

Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting
Port of Seattle
 Seattle, Washington
Job Description

Some of what you'll be doing:
This position meets the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers criteria for Washington State. During the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most of this work can be performed remotely. Social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines will be followed when required to work onsite.

As the General Accounting Senior Manager, you will provide leadership in the accounting for over $7 billion in capital assets, $1 billion in annual expenses, over $1 billion in multi-year capital improvements, and multi-millions in revenues related to grants, capital contributions and insurance recovery proceeds. You will provide senior-level progressive and strategic leadership to your direct and indirect reports on the Accounting and Financial Reporting (AFR) General Accounting team.

You will ensure Public Accountability and Fiscal Integrity by managing the Port's centralized financial and capital accounting operations and fiscal reporting, ensure compliance with and accurate application of GAAP as promulgated by the GASB for complex/major Port business transactions, and ensure compliance with State laws and regulations applicable to public funds and assets accountability.

You will ensure Federal Regulatory Compliance Administration by managing Port-wide Federal grants’ accounting and reporting, for compliance with the 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and all other Port auditee responsibilities for the annual Federal Financial Assistance audit.

You will manage (the Port entity as the auditee) the annual Single Audit (Federal regulatory compliance) involving major grant awards; the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA); and NWSA (North Harbor).

You will ensure Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory compliance administration by managing (the Port entity as the auditee) the Airport Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory compliance audit, as well as for other affiliated audits and filings.

You will ensure Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) Public Accountability Audit Administration by managing (the Port entity as the auditee) and serve as the Port’s audit liaison for the SAO in their conduct of the Public Accountability and Legal Compliance Audit of the Port of Seattle, as well as for other affiliated audits.

You will provide oversight of Port expenditures; legal compliance with Promotional Hosting; and Trade, Business and Community Development requirements; and public funds use restrictions, ensure adherence to Port policies and procedures and applying sound judgment in relation to legally compliant expenditure of public funds.

You will provide Financial Controls Administration and Risk Exposure Mitigation by proactively identifying and initiating/managing actions to mitigate internal control weaknesses that pose as risk exposures, while provide leadership for respective areas of operation.

You will serve as a subject matter expert and resource broadly in the application of/compliance with industry-prescribed accounting and financial reporting standards, accounting policies and relevant regulations, Federal and State grants and PFC regulatory compliance.

You will provide senior-level leadership for strategy setting and execution in Continuous Process Improvement (CPI), Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and LEAN culture adoption for operations, continually work to identify opportunities to best optimize resources by eliminating redundancies increasing automation and system functionality.

You will provide operations oversight by managing and overseeing specific accounting functions and related financial systems administration, including but not limited to: capital assets, capital projects, debt and investments, grants, environmental remediation, third-party pension agreements, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) joint venture.

You will lead, mentor, guide, support, and manage a team of about 13 direct and indirect reports. You will serve as an example in embracing and applying the priority for equity, diversity and inclusion, in performing work, problem-solving, priority setting and creating an environment where all are supported and can do their best work.

Who you are:

Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

  • Experienced – You have ten (10) years of senior-level leadership experience to include overseeing broad accounting and financial reporting operations; major financial/accounting technology systems; and managing staff/operations of a large and complex organization (200+ staff). You must also possess an active CPA license.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Desired – We hope you have an MBA or an advanced degree in Information Technology financial systems, or certification in Grant Management or programs of a similar focus, related to the requirements of the position.
  • Business Acumen – You are knowledgeable about accurately executing Accounting and Financial Reporting for a large entity, and you can translate and provide guidance on applicable principles, industry prescribed standards, applicable legal and regulatory requirements, and appropriate models into appropriate choices and actions. You are knowledgeable about public accountability, fiscal integrity and financial transparency.
  • Innovation Driver – You utilize future-oriented in thinking, and anticipate trends and potential consequences accurately.
  • Change Leader – You are attentive to both human and technical elements when guiding and providing frameworks and resources to implement change.

What else you need to know:

  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). You may be required to work any and all assigned shifts, including weekends and holidays to meet the month-end/year-end closing. You may be required to work during emergencies.
  • Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.

Why you'll love it here:

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle:

  • Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.
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