The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, which operates the Port of Cleveland and other lines of business, is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Accountant. The Port is a dynamic, entrepreneurial enterprise that combines the best of public and private sector management. The Senior Accountant reports to the Controller and is responsible for day to day accounting functions through financial statement preparation. A smaller office environment requires a take charge individual with the ability to work independently and the flexibility to wear many hats. This is a unique and rewarding opportunity with a dynamic public agency.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support monthly and annual general ledger closing process
Prepare monthly general journal entries
Provide support in processing accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
Manage and compile Fixed Assets
Prepare and review monthly credit card expense reports
Assist in preparation of monthly financial statement
Reconcile bank and general ledger accounts
Assist in preparation of the forecast and annual operating budget
Prepare schedules for and assist in the annual external audit function
Perform other duties as assigned
RELATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Advanced excel skills
Experience with various accounting software programs, Sage100 a plus
Strong adherence to deadlines
Working knowledge of general accepted accounting principles and their applicability to various business transactions
Ability to work independently
Sensitivity in handling confidential matters
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Well organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in accounting, with 2-3 years of accounting experience, Audit Experience is preferred.
The Port of Cleveland offers a competitive compensation & benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications. All Port of Cleveland employees are subject to a comprehensive background check prior to hire. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline of Friday February 7, 2020.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Port of Cleveland
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (“the Port”), which operates the Port of Cleveland and other lines of business, is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the President and CEO. The Port is one of Northeast Ohio’s major economic drivers, overseeing maritime commerce that generates $3.5 billion in annual economic activity and more than 20,000 permanent jobs. The Port is a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization that combines the best of public and private sector management to achieve best-in-class results. In recent years, innovative service offerings and strategic investments have resulted in dramatic growth in international trade and all-time highs for development finance activity. The Port seeks a strong leader with technical expertise who is motivated by the opportunity to join a talented team dedicated to organizational excellence and making our region more competitive and a better place to live. Information on the Port can be found at www.portofcleveland.com.