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. 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 Finance and Administration 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, enterprise resources planning, and human resources. The Port Controller is responsible for the audited financial statements and supervises the activities of the accounting department of the Financial Services Division, which may include but not limited to one or more of the following work units: revenue accounting, cash receipts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and benefits accounting, debt management, fixed asset accounting, and general ledger. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller supervises a staff of 17, with five direct reports. The Port has a FY2021 budgeted operating revenues of $340.0 million.
This position requires education and experience such as graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting plus five years of experience culminating in having supervised an accounting function or unit within a private corporation or a public agency equivalent in size and complexity to the Port. A CPA certificate would be highly desirable.