Director, Finance

Website Lee County Port Authority

This is a highly professional senior position involves directing and managing the financial, accounting and budgetary functions for the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA). This position is responsible for managing and maintaining all financial, accounting and budgetary systems involving a large volume of transactions. Also responsible for processing and analyzing all financial records, requiring the applications of established financial and general accounting principles, theories and practices and the application of the specific requirement placed on accounting within a governmental unit.

General Description:

Oversees and manages all financial aspects of the LCPA annual $400M budget and the $550M Capital Improvement Plan
Plans, coordinate and directs LCPA financial policies and related fiscal activities
Supervises, prepares and analyzes airport financial data
Manages the work of the finance/budget, accounting, and purchasing departments at both airports
Make recommendations and develop financial strategies for capital development and assists in the development of LCPA’s 5-year Capital Improvement Plan
This position presents financial and budgetary information to airlines, tenants and the Board as necessary
Manages issuance of airport bonds, including relations with airport financial consultants,
financial advisors, underwriters and bond counsel
Coordinates the successful completion of all internal and external audits
Manages the LCPA Passenger Facility Charge Program
Monitor fiscal activities and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, County and other municipal requirements.
Implement and monitor sound cash management practices and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
Performs all other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Experience, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or closely related field is mandatory, and an MBA and/or CPA is preferred. Five to ten years of progressively responsible financial experience necessary. Experience at a commercial airport is required for airport financing and PFC applications. Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) certification from AAAE is a plus. Possession of a valid Florida driver license is required.

Skills in a combination of the following areas:Superior organizational, oral, and written communication, proofreading, and critical thinking
Logical strategic thinker with unquestionable integrity in the commitment to manage the fiscal affairs of a demanding organization
Consistently demonstrating excellent problem solving skills
Experience with governmental budgetary practices, long term capital financing practices and modern accounting theory
Strong analytical skills, well-developed financial analysis capabilities, financial policy analyses, financial planning and development and projections
Must have knowledge of financial analysis techniques, activity based costing/management,statistics, and related analysis tools

Due to the nature of the transportation industry, this position may be required to be on site at any time during an emergency. Must be available 24/7 if needed.

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