Work Location: Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport
Salary Range:$90,000 - $105,000 annually
Summary: The Director of Accounting & Financial Planning) is responsible for managing the financial planning and analysis process, strategic forecast and reporting. The Director will perform financial analysis and modeling, designing and preparing financial plans and budgets, as well as analyzing, interpreting, and communicating financial information to management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other related duties may be assigned at the discretion of management:
Responsible for managing the annual operating and capital improvement program budgets process and working with the department heads to build and consolidate the departmental budgets;
Completing the monthly P&L forecasting process, including review of significant variances with department heads;
Maintain and run financial models and ensure that the models comply with the organization’s financial metrics.
Identify and document processes to help improve forecasting, support decision making and drive strategic initiatives related to financial budgeting and reporting across RIAC;
Manage aggregate financial information used to develop reports for senior management on forecasting, variance analysis, and emerging financial risks and trends;
Develop initiatives to continuously improve and automate forecasting and reporting tools and processes;
Review financial and operational performance variance issues and take appropriate corrective actions to rectify the problem.
Conduct research, analytical studies, cost benefit analyses, benchmarking and prepare financial and statistical reports to provide recommendations to management on a regular basis related to actual achievements and forecasts (ad-hoc);
Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders at all levels of the organization in determining inputs to financial modeling, to support recommendations and conclusions;
Utilize financial modeling systems to orchestrate impact analysis and recommendations for decision making involving multiple variables and scenarios, and across multiple disciplines including business development and finance;
Assist Human Resources in collective bargaining discussions, planning and forecasting; and;
Other duties as requested by the Chief Financial Officer.
None at this time.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties well. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives to the team;
Ability to problem-solve for short-term (quarterly) challenges to accomplish key goals;
Ability to develop plans to achieve efficient, on-time results;
Ability to lead and anticipate the pace and process of change effectively;
Ability to drive talent development as a team and individually;
Takes accountability for team results;
Ability to motivate team to identify new ways to improve customer experience;
Ability to identify systemic improvements that could positively impact customers.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited four-year college or university;
3+ years of similar experience at a commercial airport
Must have experience in Public Accounting
Must be a, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Masters degree, and/or MBA preferred;
3+ years related experience in preparing progressively complex analysis, forecasting, applying analytical methods to business problems, driving collaborative decision making and outcomes, and maintaining data integrity;
Ability to focus on many projects at one time
Expertise with Excel formulas, functions, tools, dashboards, and reports;
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
Previous financial modeling and financial analytics experience;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Strong time management, critical thinking, problem-solving, and presentation skills;
Demonstrated ability to make sound recommendations through solution-based problem solving;
Demonstrated ability to manage processes or projects with minimal supervision;
Possess, or obtain prior to employment, a valid driver’s license. Note: license must be maintained throughout employment;
Experience working at Governmental authorities a plus.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described herein are representative of the requirements that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Prolonged periods of sitting;
Use of a computer and viewing a monitor. Fingering ability to enter information on a keyboard for spreadsheets.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports as well as for the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is a quasi-public agency.
The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is “To be a self-sustaining public agency that provided quality facilities:
•For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
•By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
•By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.
In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas: Infrastructure,Economic Development, Finance, Customer Service, Communication, and Organization