Do you like extracting facts and figures and taking conceptual ideas and turning them into realistic information that can be used to support large financial decisions? Do you have a passion for collaborating with project teams and key stakeholders? If so then the Ports Senior Financial Analyst role will give you an opportunity to work with various groups, including Legal, Environmental, Engineering, Operations, Navigation, Properties and Commercial Development to develop scenario-based and what-if analyses, forecasting and other financial models. If you like numbers and enjoy helping others achieve their goals this might be the right job for you!
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop complex financial analysis for every type of Port activity which includes three airports, four marine terminals, five business parks, and the dredging of the Columbia River.
Translate complex and ambiguous business problems to simple analytical frameworks, providing problem-focused analysis that anticipate impending decisions and illustrate trade-offs.
Develop scenario-based and what-if analyses, forecasting and other financial models across several Port departments.
Work closely with various stakeholders to create or improve financial insights and analytical capabilities that meet the business needs.
Coordinate with Port's internal and external stakeholders on complex financial issues.
Develop rate methodologies for existing and new business.
Provide financial results in a summary format for consideration by senior management and Executive Team.
For the business lines supported, create and manage financial forecast models to monitor liquidity and provide insights into financial performance and sustainability.
Develop and administer short and long-term project funding strategies for the organization to ensure optimal utilization of resources.
Manage the optimal utilization of all available funding sources.
Complete funding capacity for all funding sources.
Manage forecast models to time and size new debt.
Support all aspects of financings.
Perform examinations of the adequacy and effectiveness of financial management practices and policies; and, recommend changes to enhance operating efficiencies.
Provide reports, presentations and training material as required to demonstrate, communicate and promote the organization's financial goals and strategies.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or other related field is preferred; or, an equivalent combination of education and work experience is required. A Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum of five years' experience as senior financial analyst or similar related role is required for the Senior Level Analyst III.
NOTE: Applicants will fewer years of experience may also be considered for a lower-level position as an Analyst II.
Working knowledge of the marine and aviation businesses, real estate and business development as well as Port funding sources, debt management, debt compliance and bonding program is preferred.
Advanced knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting methodologies, financial modeling, financial and accounting systems is required.
The Port of Portland has a broad impact on the Northwest and plays a vital role in stimulating and sustaining a strong business climate in the region. The Port owns and operates three airports, including Portland International Airport, four marine terminals and several industrial parks in the greater Portland metropolitan area. Our mission is to enhance the region’s economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets.