Chief Financial Officer
Port of Everett
Salary: $170,000 - $180,000
The Port of Everett is located in Washington State on Port Gardner Bay at the mouth of the Snohomish River. Everett is the largest city in Snohomish County with a population of over 100,000. Residents and visitors enjoy over 40 parks, trails, golf courses and open spaces for hiking, beachcombing, swimming and more. Summer and winter sports opportunities abound at nearby lakes, rivers and campgrounds, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, and Whidbey and San Juan Islands. Everett is also home to Paine Field and the Boeing Company’s wide-body aircraft assembly plant, which is the largest building in the world and the region’s most popular tourist destination.
Through its international seaport, public marina and real estate development operations, the Port of Everett brings jobs, tax base, business and tourism to the community and region. Port activities support more than 40,000 jobs in the surrounding community and contribute $433 million in state and local taxes. The Port operates an international seaport that supports nearly $30B in imports and exports annually, the largest public marina on the West Coast with 2,300 slips, and has a robust and growing commercial real estate portfolio. The Port of Everett is governed by three Port Commissioners, has more than 120 employees across its business lines, and an operating and capital budget of $89 million for 2022.
The Finance Department is made up of three groups which include accounting, technology and purchasing. The accounting group has 4.75 FTEs and is responsible for A/P, payroll, grant management and financial reporting. The technology group has 2.25 FTEs and is responsible for business networks, cyber security, desktop support and project support related to technology infrastructure. The purchasing group has 2 FTEs and is responsible for policy development, project contracting, claims management, and RFP/RFQ/RFI solicitations. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) manages the financial, purchasing, and risk management functions of the Port in an efficient and effective manner to grow and protect Port assets and serves by Commission appointment as Auditor and Treasurer. The CFO also guides the information systems of the Port to maximize resources and assure continuity of operations.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and/or Public Administration, with a master’s degree being highly preferred. It is also preferred that the candidate be a Certified Public Accountant. The candidate will have ten years of progressively responsible experience in the financial management of a mid-to-large size public entity, including experience working with a public Commission/Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising IT professionals in the maintenance of information and communication systems, be familiar with insurance procurement and understand public procurement requirements.
For a complete position profile and to apply, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Port of Everett is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications accepted through October 30, 2022. This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as submitted.
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