Friday, October 24, 2014

LA Port Seeks CFO Candidates

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Los Angeles is seeking candidates to lead its Finance Division as Chief Financial Officer.
The CFO reports to the Deputy Executive Director, Finance and Administration and is responsible for all the port’s financial affairs, overseeing and managing through five subordinate managers, a staff of about 60. The Finance Division includes Accounting, Debt & Treasury Management, Financial Management, Management Audit, and Risk Management sections.

Experience should include at least two years of administrative, managerial and professional experience in performing and managing one or more accounting functions with revenues of at least $100 million annually.

The port, which employs nearly 1,000 people, has a current fiscal year budget of $939 million.

The port is interested in candidates who have experience in developing and implementing comprehensive integrated financial planning, budgeting and reporting systems, with typical training for this position including a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a closely related field, with a Master’s degree being desirable.

Candidates must possess the knowledge and professional competence required to effectively lead and work cooperatively and collaboratively with other divisions, stakeholders and customers.

A brochure regarding the position is available at Those wishing to be considered can electronically submit a letter of interest to Attention: Mr. Bill Hawkins or Ms. Brett Byers, by Nov. 21, 2014.