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Port Financial Analyst

Company: Port of Oakland
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

  • All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the recruitment. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please follow all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications, therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed fully. Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. *


The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of Port Financial Analyst. The current vacancy is in the Utilities Department within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer that provides the expertise to manage the Port's utility distribution system (electrical, gas, water, sewer and telephone). Under direction, the Port Financial Analyst performs routine to moderately complex analytical work related to preparing, reviewing, and analyzing the Port's operating budget.

Examples of Duties

Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the duties which may be performed. Incumbent may perform other related duties at the equivalent level.

  • Prepares and develops instructions, report formats, and automated support programs to assist Port departments with preparing annual operating budgets.
  • Monitors and analyzes variances between historical, proposed, and approved budgets and actual and forecasted expenditures/revenues.
  • Prepares and analyzes five year cash flow projections and recommends options to address shortfalls and surplus.
  • Alerts supervisor of need to meet with management to secure data, and meets with appropriate staff as need to secure data.
  • Perform various studies as needed, which may involve analyses of financial information, accounting records, statistics, and systems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


This classification requires a combination of education and experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical combination would include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field including course work in financial and budget analysis; AND two years of increasingly responsible experience in the financial area, one of which should have been in financial and budget analysis. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


To perform the typical tasks and duties of the position successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are required.

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting principles and practices.
  • Concepts, principles, and practices of financial planning and forecasting.
  • Organizational structures and financial systems of governmental enterprise agencies.
  • Personnel administration cost items and their application to budgeting.

Ability to:

  • Develop microcomputer financial models.
  • Communicate effectively with employees and subject matter experts.
  • Conduct general and detailed analyses pertaining to budget variance, budget projections, and budget development.
  • Write accurate and clear financial/budget reports.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously within prescribed time limitations.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team.


Stage I:Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application and supplemental questionnaire review (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a completed supplemental questionnaire will be deemed incomplete and not given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage of the selection process. Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional other KSAs. Job-related situational project exercises may consist of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational exercises that would assess the KSAs. The Assessment Examination is designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.

Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.


Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA): In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals invited to advance in the examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.

The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Requirements

Must possess a valid California Class C driver license at the time and for the duration of appointment.

The Port of Oakland requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position. This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Port.

Keywords: Port of Oakland, Oakland , Port Financial Analyst, Other , Oakland, California

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