PURPOSE: The Aviation Finance & Budget Manager position is one of three managers in the Aviation Finance & Budget (AVFB) department. This specific manager role provides leadership and oversight of financial, planning, and analysis work performed by a team of financial analysts for the Aeronautical, Maintenance, Utilities, and Facility Infrastructure business units to ensure delivery of timely, accurate, professional quality financial services to all Directors and departments within the Aviation division. In addition, this position will manage Financial Reporting for the Aviation Division.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Leadership: Lead, supervise, and coach Senior Financial Analysts to ensure direct reports have necessary training and resources to perform their work and deliver high quality results. For specific Aviation division-wide deliverables, directs the work of entire team of nine Senior Financial Analysts. Guide Finance staff to build effective partnerships with department Directors, Managers, staff, and external customers. Encourage Finance team to deliver a consistently high level of customer service to internal and external customers. Leverage strong business partnerships with Senior Managers and Directors to anticipate business needs and deliver high quality financial services. Review and provide feedback to Senior Financial Analysts on work products. Identify business needs and monitor emerging issues. Develop and deliver AVFB team training. Financial Reporting: Responsible for development of Quarterly Performance Reports and PowerPoint presentations to ensure accuracy and completeness in reporting Aviation division financial results to Executive and Commission. Develop and refine Monthly Performance Reports for Aviation Leadership. Direct the work of entire team of AVFB analysts and coordinate with the other AVFB Managers on the delivery of the Aviation’s division financial performance reporting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to Aviation leadership, Department Directors, and external customers. Present financial results to Aviation leaders, Airlines, Commission, Executive, and others as needed. Also manage the variance analysis, forecasting, and reporting processes performed by direct reports for assigned business units. Budget Development: Lead and oversee the budget development of revenues and expenses for the Aeronautical Business Units (Terminal, Airfield, Cargo, Maintenance, Utilities, and Facility Infrastructure). Oversee the Rates & Charges development. Provide oversight of financial analysis for budget requests. Lead AVFB analysts and internal customer business units in developing allocations based on methodologies that are reasonable and justifiable. Aeronautical Financial Management and Other Reporting Requirements: Provide oversight of Signatory Lease Operating Agreement (SLOA) rates model and annual airline settlement. Oversee implementation of 5yr airline lease agreement and ensure ongoing compliance with lease terms. Review Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) schedules. Provide oversight of FAA 127 reporting and annual Airport Council International (ACI) financial survey. Responsible for monitoring expenditures and costs allocated to airport from other divisions to ensure compliance with FAA revenue use guidelines. Other Duties: Perform and lead other responsibilities as priorities and business requirements change annually.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Leadership – Proven leadership and team building skills, demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate others, effectively influence positive outcomes.
Managing People - include staff in planning, decision-making, and process improvement efforts. Actively manages performance by recognizing strong performance and addresses staff performance shortfalls quickly, directly, and sensitively. Sees conflict as an opportunity; provides a safe environment to work through difficult issues.
Problem Solving – Creative problem solving skills for addressing complicated organizational issues. Skilled at developing reasonable alternatives and works effectively in group problem solving situations.
Decision Making – Able to lead and facilitate effective decision-making, using logic and proven methods to solve difficult problems. Applies financial expertise to specific situations when working on cross-functional teams.
QualityAssurance – Demonstrates commitment to accuracy and thoroughness. Strong attention to detail. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Skilled at reviewing work product (own and others) to ensure quality standards for department are consistently upheld.
Analytical – Able to synthesize complex or diverse information, collect and analyze data, use business knowledge and experience to draw conclusions, design work flows, and develop procedures.
Communication- Must have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local/regional rules and regulations, including intergovernmental agreements and federal policies relating to airline rates and charges. Must have a strong working knowledge of accounting standards (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, etc.), and be skilled at applying them to Aviation division issues.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting related field;
Seven (7) years of progressive experience
Three (3) years of supervisory experience providing leadership, managing budgets, and leading financial reporting for a large organization.
Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis expertise and demonstrated knowledge of financial budgeting/forecasting processes in a complex organization. Professional experience must include presenting financial results to a variety of audiences, including business unit leaders and Senior Leadership.
Masters of Business Administration;
Ten (10) or more years of relevant experience performing Finance partner functions.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional (FP&A), or similar credential would be beneficial.
Prior experience working in airport/port or transportation sector, experience working in a complex organization with multiple lines of business, working with grants, familiarity with Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) or multiple funding sources, experience using PeopleSoft (or a similar Tier 1) financial reporting system would be helpful.
The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1155BR
About Port of Seattle
Bringing international trade and transportation to the Pacific Northwest for 100 years, the Port of Seattle supports diverse business activities from tourism to commercial fishing, and is a key builder of transportation infrastructure. The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle’s seaport with state-of-the-art cargo and grain facilities, two cruise ship terminals, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for broad economic advantage.The Port is working to be the cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port in the nation. With the Puget Sound region already in attainment of federal air quality standards, the Port’s many environmental programs create real benefits for the local community and a competitive edge for our customers.The Port of Seattle: Where a sustainable world is headed.