Vice President of Finance

Website Mobile Airport Authority

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JOB SUMMARY

Provides both operational and programmatic support to the Mobile Airport Authority.  Supervises the Finance Unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization.  Reports directly to the President.  Directly assists the President and Executive Team in all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization’s mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.  Train the Finance Unit and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.  Work with the President on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships on city, state, and national levels, as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.  Participate in developing new business, identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.  Assess the benefits of all prospective contracts and advise the Executive Team on programmatic design and implementation matters.  Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits.

Provide the President with an operating budget and collaborate with all involved parties of the Executive team to ensure success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and program requirements to include:  interpreting legislative rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines; ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel; and monitoring compliance.  Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the Authority including:  organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.  Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.  Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.  Ensure a Disaster Recovery Plan is in place.  Oversee business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis.  Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations.

Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversee federal awards and programs.  Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all A-133 audit issues are resolved, and all 403(b) compliance issues are met.  Ensure that the preparation of annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP, Federal, State and other required supplementary schedules and information.  Monitor banking activities of the organization.  Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s needs.  Oversee administration and financial reporting of the organization’s Savings and Retirement Plan.  Investigate cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals.  Oversee the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with funders and pension plan requirements, as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive Management, as well as the Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors.  Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives and salaries for staff.  Perform related work as required and assigned by the President.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Quasi-governmental accounting in accordance with standards and guidance provided by Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.  Organizational development and program operations.  General office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite and MIP software (including Sage) and use of databases.  Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.  Create and assess financial statements and budget documents.  Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding organizations, the Board of Directors, local community advocates, participants, and employers.  Supervise staff, including regular performance reviews and plans for improvement.  Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience.  Master’s degree highly desirable.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Required.  Previous Controller or Chief Financial Officer level experience required.  Five to seven years of financial experience and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 50 staff members.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

 

To apply for this job please visit www.mobileairportauthority.com.

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