Chief Finance Officer

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Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) is currently accepting applications for the full-time, exempt position of Chief Finance Officer at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).  Come join our team and enjoy a great work culture and excellent benefits package including $0 cost to employee Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, over 28% combined employer contribution to pension and/or investment plans, 11 paid holidays, and much more!



Under the direction and guidance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), serves as the top financial executive for the CCAA.  Directs a full range of financial functions and services to the organization including financial management analysis, investments, strategy, budgeting, accounting, and monthly reconciliation.  The position is responsible for ensuring that the objectives of the Finance, Information Technology, Property Management, Procurement, and Human Resources functions are maintained.  Supervises managers in the Administration Department as assigned.


  1. Responsible for ensuring that the Authority’s annual budget is prepared and submitted to the Authority Board for approval each year.
  2. Coordinates budget activities, develops procedures, sets budget calendar, and presents budget recommendations to the Authority Board.
  3. Coordinates the preparation of an Airport Capital Improvements Budget.
  4. Responsible for the preparation of a Multi-Year Financial Plan.
  5. Directs and coordinates daily operations of accounts receivable/payable, inventory, budget, grants, payroll, procurement, purchasing, I.T. and human resources functions.
  6. Have a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and reporting standards.
  7. Ability to plan, set goals, communicate effectively with staff, stakeholders, and Board members.
  8. Responsible for making recommendations to the CEO for the management of the Authority’s Airport Revenue Bond and other capital financing programs including new money issuance, debt refunding, lines of credit and the like.
  9. Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.
  10. Ensures optimum return on Airport Authority funds. Interacts on a regular basis with the appropriate investment advisors. Decides placement of funds in accordance with Airport Authority investment policy. Involves occasional traveling to meet with investment advisors.
  11. Directs the Finance, IT, Property Management, Procurement, and Human Resources Departments to formulate and implement policies and procedures. Oversees the compliance with these policies and procedures by management and other employees.
  12. Prepares department long and short-term goals and objectives and develops and recommends policies and resolutions for CCAA approval.
  13. Directs, supervises, delegates, hires, counsels, recommends separation, and conducts performance evaluations for Finance and Administration personnel.
  14. Oversees staff’s activities ensuring compliance with all Airport policies, laws, TSA, FDOT and FAA regulations.
  15. Tracks, transfers, and reconciles pooled funds as stipulated by bond resolutions and Airline Use Agreements.
  16. Interprets and administers financial components of Airline Use and Rental Car Agreements and other revenue producing contracts and agreements.  Insures proper debt management and debt service coverage.  Prepares ongoing cash flow analysis and forecasts.
  17. Coordinates annual Authority audit by compiling requested information, producing reports, and responding to auditors’ inquiries, collating the final audit information into document form, and completing government required audit report.  Implements any changes recommended by auditors and accepted by the Authority.
  18. Administers federal and state grants.  Meets and corresponds with federal, state, and local government representatives.  Reviews requests for funds and ensures proper project accounting for financial compliance to grant requirements and close-out at grant termination.
  19. Approves all invoices and payrolls for payment.  Reviews and authorizes payments to contractors.  Develops and implements internal controls for Airport property, cash, and equipment.
  20. Provides supervision to the Purchasing Department through coordination of bids, proposals, and contract negotiations.
  21. Advises the CEO on Finance, Human Resources, Purchasing, Procurement, I.T. and other relative department matters under the leadership of the CFO.
  22. Prepares reports and documents related to bonds and contractual obligations and transmits these to the board and/or other agencies.
  23. Performs special projects as assigned by the CEO.
  24. Represents the Airport Authority at public meetings when issues relate to area of expertise or as directed by the CEO.
  25. Performs other related duties as required.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA); at least ten (10) years of experience in airport or government finance and management; knowledge of budget preparation, financial management and accounting, contract and lease negotiation and agreements, procurement, information technology, human resources, business planning and investment practices; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.  American Association of Airport Executives accreditation (A.A.E.) preferred.


  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to lead by example, train, mentor and supervise staff.
  • Professional business savvy.
  • Ability to successfully negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to collaborate with other departments/organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relationship skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and strong initiative skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of MS Office Suite programs and database programs
  • Knowledge of Great Plains software, preferred
  • Knowledge of generally accepted financial and governmental accounting principles (GASB & FASB).


  • Good visual acuity to work inside under artificial lighting
  • Able to sit for most of the day

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free workplace.  Background checks, drug and fitness screenings are done prior to employment.

Starting Pay Range:  $93,600 – $119,340 annually

Great Benefits Package Including:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Cost-Free Employee Health Centers, Florida Retirement System Pension or Investment Plan, 401a Defined Contribution/Money Purchase Plan, 457b Deferred Compensation/Investment Plan, Vacation Time, Sick Time, 11 Paid Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Incentive Plan, and more.

About the Airport Authority and Airport:  The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located off I-75 between exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to commercial air service, air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers, and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales, and hangar, building and land leases on its 2,000-acre property. The CCAA is an independent special district pursuant to chapter 189, Florida Statutes, and operates in accordance with FAA requirements and guidelines. A 2018 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 12,392 jobs and $1.275 billion in total economic output. PGD operates commercial services with Allegiant Air and Sun Country, serving over 1.5 million passengers in 2021. PGD also serves a large General Aviation community with 400 based aircraft. For more information, visit

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Closing Date:  August 5, 2022

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