The VP of Finance will provide leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for the Finance, Procurement and Risk Management departments and will be responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of the Airport Authority as well as compliance with all accounting and financial reporting standards. Qualifications and experience should consist of a strong background in accounting and finance. Leadership experience is crucial for this role. It is highly preferred that this individual has experience in the aviation or transportation industry but not mandatory.
Resumes will be accepted until November 8, 2021.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Thorough working knowledge of the principles and practices of fund accounting and public finance.
Extensive ability to analyze and evaluate financial and other data, and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written documents and presentations in English.
Knowledge of financial forecasting and modeling techniques.
Extensive interpersonal skills to interact or negotiate with the Authority’s stakeholders, including all levels of staff, outside agencies, vendors, customers, consultants, and the public, while remaining tactful, mature, fair, and consistent.
Extensive knowledge of Finance staff roles, reporting relationships, and mentoring.
Thorough working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles, practices and standards.
Thorough working knowledge of budget development and management practices.
Thorough working knowledge of federal and state statutes governing governmental accounting standards and fiduciary responsibilities.
Thorough working knowledge of audit processes and procedures.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, including public procurement.
Ability to oversee Procurement and Risk Management functions.
History and through understanding of improving internal controls across an entire organization.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the management of finance, accounting, and fiscal services, including at least five years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable experience in a combination of treasury and financial analysis functions.
Open and willing to create and oversee better communications for financial reporting.
A dynamic and energized person that can gain buy-in from internal organization and external stakeholders.
Possess excellent communication skills.
Prior experience overseeing Procurement and Risk Management function areas.
Experience with grant processes.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is required.
CPA or CMA or CFA preferred.
Employment preference is given for certification as a CTP, FPAC or ACE Finance.
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The South Bend international Airport's stated mission is to "serve the traveling public and community" and the airport's vision is to "pursue continuous improvement to be the first choice for travel by being a premier community asset through the service and facilities." The airport staff are the people who will make the mission and vision happen.The airport has a total annual economic impact on the South Bend community in excess of $1.7 billion. The airport has four air carriers that provide nonstop flights to thirteen cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Sarasota/Bradenton and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg.