Salary: $10,156 - $12,581 / Month (37.5-hr work week)
Your Port. Your Community. Your Career.
When you join the Port of Oakland, you become part of a proud local legacy, an organization that touches virtually every resident with its services and programs. The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is in the top 10 busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 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.
We are currently recruiting for the position of Port Senior Accountant. Under direction, incumbents of this class are responsible for performing the most difficult accounting work. The successful candidates will solve complex accounting problems, design and maintain accounting systems and provide direction to a work unit within the Port’s Accounting Department.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Performs and supervises the day-to-day work of a work unit and directs the clerical work involved; supervises, trains, directs and evaluates professional and support staff; conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback on an on-going and periodic basis; performs counseling, including progressive discipline if necessary
Maintains and recommends improvements to accounting procedures that establish adequate internal controls and conforms with federal or state laws and generally accepted accounting principles; designs and recommends improvements to forms used for accounting purposes
Prepares and analyzes computer input and output data, conferring with computer programming personnel and operators regarding the processing of data; recommends and assists in developing new applications or changes to existing programs
Supervises and performs complex accounting duties, including responsibility for an accounting unit such as payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, or other major accounting function
Prepares, analyzes and reviews financial information and financial reports, including preparing or reviewing account reconciliations, budget reports, financial statement disclosures or statistical data
Supervises general accounting activities of the Port
Prepares special financial reports involving statistics, legal requirements, cost accounting and data processing
Performs related duties as assigned
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree in accounting or closely related field and four years of professional work as an accountant. A CPA is desirable. Successful candidates will have knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and procedures; computerized accounting systems and applications; modern office practices, procedures and equipment; and principles and practices of management and supervision. In addition, candidates will have the ability to devise and install accounting systems and procedures; solve complex accounting and auditing problems; supervise the activities of an accounting work unit; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties.
The Port’s compensation and benefit program ranks among the best in the region for public jurisdictions and is designed to reward performance and promote a balanced lifestyle, both at the workplace and away from the workplace, for our employees and their families. The Port is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and has been recognized as a FIT-Friendly Employer by the American Heart Association. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan and paid leave.