The Vice President of Finance is responsible for directing and managing Port Tampa Bay’s (PTB) fiscal functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements/pronouncements and other current financial and governmental trends and regulations, respectively. This includes managing the day-to-day administration of Port Tampa Bay’s Finance Department and all aspects of accounting/bookkeeping functions, all financial reporting in accordance with both governmental and recognized accounting requirements and standards, internal and external audit oversight and coordination, financial systems and implementation, long and short-term debt issuance and administration of the Port Tampa Bay’s internal controls and financial policies and procedures. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Board Members, Executive Management and Senior Managers is critical to the success of this position. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.
Manages plans, organizes and directs day-to-day department operations including general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, billing, and collections, fixed asset management and cash control.
Manages PTB's monthly and annual financial closings including all related responsibilities.
Directs the preparation of all PTB financial reports including the PTB's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), monthly financial reports for PTB's Board and other standard financial reports.
Directs the preparation of any financial reports required by Federal, State, or Local agencies or any other maritime related agency.
Oversees cash control and treasury functions. Responsible for banking issues such as new accounts, sweeps, security, credit cards, ATM's, and credit cards, etc.
Directs, supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of department staff; regularly coaches and provides feedback to department employees to enable them to have confidence in what they do, help them grow and drive to excel.
Directs the PTB Budget Process including the coordination and consolidation of all departmental budget information, preparation of budget reports and
presentations for the PTB's Board and the preparation of the annual budget report provided to both internal and external parties.
Ensures that all automated financial systems are operating efficiently and maintains a close liaison with the Information Technology Department to resolve all technical problems and to implement any upgrades or system enhancements on a timely basis.
Maintains PTB system of internal financial controls including the supervision of all bank and account reconciliations and all account analyses.
Serves as liaison with banking and financial service providers.
Oversees the tracking of all grants including grant disbursement and ensures that all requests for reimbursement from the appropriate agency are made on a timely basis and in the proper format.
Works closely with the CFO, independent financial advisor(s), bond counsel and other related parties on all short and long-term debt issuance and refinancings.
Designs and implements effective financial policies and procedures ensuring they remain current with internal and external business and regulatory needs.
Shares strategic thoughts and insight on financial reporting impacts and overall business perspectives with the CFO and Executive Team.
Works closely with senior management and all department heads to develop and deliver timely, comprehensive financial reporting and advice;
Build and utilize working relationships with internal employees and external business partners.
Streamline work processes and realize cost and resource efficiencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting, from an accredited college or university required.
Substantial Finance, Accounting and management experience gained through 15 or more years of progressively responsible assignments with at least 10 years as a manager of a comprehensive finance department is required.
Financial experience at a senior management level required.
Financial experience at a senior management level in a maritime-related or public administrative position is preferable.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification preferred.
Tampa Port Authority d/b/a Port Tampa Bay (PTB) is Florida's largest port and the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center.