The Port of Oakland includes the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is among the top ten busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the fifth largest airport in California offering over 375 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port employs approximately 500 individuals and has annual revenues of approximately $381 million. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port generates more than 84,000 jobs in the region. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.
The Chief Financial Officer directs and administers the Financial and Administration Division for the Port of Oakland in accordance with the mission, goals, and objectives as articulated by the Executive Director and approved by the Board of Port Commissioners. They also review, recommend, and implement financing strategies for the issuance of short- and long-term debt. The Division provides the Port with short- and long-term financial guidance in the areas of financial planning, financial management, capital project funding, and internal and external financial reporting. This division is also responsible for risk management, purchasing, information technology, and human resources.
Requires the appropriate education and experience combination such as a BA/BS (Master’s degree preferred) plus ten years of professional experience as a senior financial professional, three of which should be in a management role. Requires an understanding of government grants and compliance as well as GAAP concepts and GASB requirements. Experience with enterprise funded departments, organizations, or special districts is a plus.