Director of Reporting, Airline Rates and Charges – Denver International Airport

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Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport

The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed, at a city site and/or in the field at least two days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is seeking a Director of Reporting – Airline Rates & Charges. This is a rare opportunity to have a direct impact on key financial services provided to DEN and the international aviation community.

This position will report to the Senior Director of Finance and requires a skilled financial professional to direct and manage the Financial Reporting and Airlines Rates and Charges for DEN Finance. This is comprised of the development and management of the Airport’s long- and short-range financial plan including a $1B+ total annual revenue budget, comprised of a $400M+ airline rates and charges budget, as well a $400M+ non-airline revenue budget generated from multiple, disparate revenue streams. This position will be a strategic advisor to the Senior Director, Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Chief Financial Officer. The Director of Reporting / Airline Rates & Charges will be responsible for the continued development of strategic, industry-leading, long- and short-range financial planning methodology, build robust management reporting and forecasting capabilities for annual revenue budgets and present to DEN Executive leadership, the Mayor, City Council, Airlines and other stakeholders.  The Director of Reporting / Airline Rates & Charges will:

  • Lead the development and management of the Airport’s long- and short-range financial plan including a $1B+ total annual revenue budget, comprised of a $350M+ airline rates and charges budget, as well a $400M+ non-airline revenue budget generated from multiple, disparate revenue streams
  • Manage DEN’s rates and charges program, ensuring DENs eligible costs are recovered in a fair and timely manner, and provide insight and transparency to executive leadership and airline partners. Proactively identify issues that impact airline rates and provide solutions to meet the evolving needs of the airport and its airline partners
  • Oversee DEN’s Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) application process, proactively ensuring the airport maintains authorization and flexibility to maximize the utilization of PFC revenues, and plan for future capacity
  • Develop and direct DEN’s reporting program, accurately communicating DEN’s metrics and financial position to internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner. Work with members of other City agencies to ensure that DEN metrics are accurately and consistently reported in City-generated reports as well supervise and foster development of team including annual work plans for managers and their analyst teams.
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Airport’s goals, objectives, policies, and priorities that enables employees and the Airport to be successful now and in the future. Ensure all airline statistics are accurate and reported on a timely basis
  • Act as a primary DEN change agent and continuous improvement champion with the ability to lead through influence as a critical success factor
  • Provide key advice to the Senior Director, Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Chief Financial Officer as well as broader airport personnel on revenue and financial planning related issues and subjects
  • Act as key steward of DEN’s financial resources who will need to defend decisions and recommendations as well as leverage analysis and communicate/present effectively to persuade leadership, management and subordinates on key decisions. Assists in representing DEN Finance in meetings with officials and other city entities. Serve as a DEN Finance representative to foster collaborative relationships to the benefit of the Airport and City
  • Monitor and assess DEN’s performance–and forecasted performance–relative to plan with particular focus towards proactively identifying issues requiring corrective action and recommending solutions to DEN leadership
  • Participate as a key member in directing the optimization and improvement of the Airport’s enterprise resource planning system Workday and associated reporting processes. Resolve complex issues with multiple internal and external stakeholders which add value to the overall organization.  Other duties and analysis as assigned–key responsibility as Finance utilizes cross functional skills and talents to meet DEN’s changing needs

Our ideal candidate will be a strategic, innovative, analytical problem-solver who constantly and consistently improves the performance and quality of DEN’s financial portfolio.  A candidate who has proven experience developing, delivering and managing significant short and long-term financial plans and reporting programs. They will be an excellent communicator that obtains support from key stakeholders on important financial initiatives that benefit DEN and the City.

Additional skills and experience we are looking for:

  • Experience collaborating and communicating financial strategies across organizations in partnership with executive leadership direction
  • Experience in strategic financial planning, analysis, forecasting and reporting capabilities
  • Experience in financial analysis, project management, organizational development, change management, and building strong working relationships
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams to initiate, plan and execute complicated, strategic and technical financial projects to successful completion through inclusion, problem-solving, project and change management
  • In-depth knowledge of employing strategic, innovative, analytical methodologies, principles and best practices in the financial public and/or private sectors
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that respect and integrate diverse perspectives in problem-solving and managing ambiguity

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field based on a specific position(s)
  • Experience: Five (5) years of experience managing a financial functional or financial operational work group, business unit or area and supervising lower-level supervisors, managers, or professional-level staff in disciplines including accounting, budget, assessment, treasury, cash management, debt, investments, real estate, internal control and compliance, risk management, or a related discipline
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

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