Posting Date:  04/30/2020
Job Title:  Director of Finance
Salary:  $110,000-$125,000
Entity:  The Port of Benton
Closing Date:  6/30/2020


Role Overview:
CLA Professional Search has been retained by  The Port of Benton identify a Director of Finance to serve their team. Does This Sound Like You? Does your current role challenge to do your best work of your life AND to leave lasting, transformational impact on others around you every day? Do you feel a strong sense of togetherness with your team and a commitment to a greater purpose? If you are you a mission-driven, creative Financial leader who believes you can leave a lasting impression on the world through what you do every day, we’d like to talk to you!

About our Client:

The purpose of the Port of Benton is to foster economic development, trade and tourism by providing quality infrastructure and multimodal transportation at a variety of sites. The Port of Benton was founded in 1958 and has aspired for the last 62 years to be one of the premier inland port districts in the Northwest and we are proud of what we have accomplished.

The Port mission is to promote economic development within the Port of Benton, Benton County, Richland, Prosser, Benton City and this region.

Vision: T
hey aspire to be one of the premier inland port districts in the Northwest. We strive to form partnerships with other entities to complete projects that will bring business and development to this region. We would like to be recognized as an aggressive and progressive port district that other economic development entities strive to emulate.

Their values include: Integrity, Stewardship and Leadership. We will apply the ‘Golden Rule’ and treat our customers, tenants and associates with integrity. We recognize the taxpayers own the Port of Benton. We will be good stewards of their property. We will take a leadership role in the economic development community. Go to for more information about the Port.

Primary Duties

What You’ll Do:

Responsible for the financial activities of the organization, which include: reviewing and auditing account activities for accuracy and compliance; auditing capital project activities; tracking grant financial activities; reconciliation accounts and financial statements; and preparing financial reports. Oversees the operation and administration of the Port administrative office, which include: supervising staff; conducting performance evaluations; developing, motivating, and training employees; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary decisions. Oversees human resources operation of the organization, which include: developing and reviewing human resources policy; developing and maintaining employee manual; and ensuring compliance with employee laws and regulations. Develops and administers budgets; reviews and approves justifications for budget items; monitors expenditures; and prepares budget reports.


What You’ll Need:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration CPA License (must have) 8+ years of finance and human resources management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Audit background a big plus Real estate or state government experience a plus. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) including, but not limited to, a working understanding of lease and pension accounting and reporting requirements

Contact Information

Robert Pavao
Professional Search Advisor, Talent Solutions, Regulated Industries
Direct 781-402-6333


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