Finance Director

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Finance Director
Port of Olympia
Olympia, Washington
Salary: $125,000 - $152,155

Headquartered in Olympia, Washington, the Port of Olympia serves the Thurston County community in a variety of ways, leading and participating in many of the area’s economic development efforts. Olympia is the state capital, the Thurston County seat, and is the southern gateway to Puget Sound’s metropolitan region. It is home to a wide variety of industries, including state government, health care, retail, military, education, construction, farming, fishing, and logging, and has an active arts community. With an economic engine fueled to a great extent by state government, as well as three higher education institutions, Olympia enjoys the benefits of a stable workforce, an engaged and educated community, and a well-supported school system.

The Port of Olympia is governed by three elected commissioners who appoint the Port’s Executive Director. The Port operates with 49 FTEs, utilizing 2022 budgeted operating revenues of $14,352,204 and a capital budget of $2,871,726. The Port’s departments and business units include Operations (Marine Terminal, Airport, Swantown Marina & Boatworks, and Unified Maintenance), Business Development & Real Estate, Executive Services (Communications, Marketing & Government Affairs, Planning & Environmental, and Administrative Services) and Finance.

The Finance Director is the chief financial officer of the Port and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Finance Director develops and implements financial strategies for the Port, including budgeting and capital planning, debt management, asset liability management, and cash management. Also provides financial management, particularly in the areas of new business ventures and the treasury function. The Finance Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Port’s finance, accounting, information services and audit, and will participate in the management of the Port’s insurance and risk management program.

Education & experience: A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. An advanced degree in business or public administration, such as an MBA or MPA is preferred. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in accounting or financial management. Extensive Excel knowledge and experience. CPA or equivalent preferred. Experience with Solomon Accounting Software and Management Reporter for MS Dynamics reporting preferred.

For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Port of Olympia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 11, 2022 (open until filled).

Port of Olympia

371 NE Gilman Blvd., Suite 310

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