Under the general supervisor of the President & CEO, the Director of Finance and Accounting is responsible for the execution and management of all financial and accounting activities for the Capital Region Airport Authority at the Capital Region International Airport (LAN) and Mason Jewett Field (TEW).
Plan, implement and direct all financial and accounting functions for the Airport Authority.
Recommend and coordinate the sale and issuance of bonds and other debt financing.
Facilitate and implement the annual budget planning process. Routinely monitor the annual budget, providing monthly reports in preparation of Authority Board meetings.
Plan and administer the fiscal programs including budget preparation, federal, state and local funding programs, Passenger and Customer Facility Charge programs, financial reporting and investments.
Prepare, plan, coordinate and communicate directly with independent auditing firms for the Airport Authority annual audit.
Develop airline rate setting methodology and implement/monitor overall Airport Authority rates and charges financial models.
Directly monitors the financial elements of leases, contracts, permits and agreements.
Works with airlines, airport tenants, FAA and state officials concerning Airport Authority administration, financial operations and related matters.
Coordinates the development and implementation of general administrative policies and programs.
Develops and implements policies and procedures to achieve operational excellence and high customer satisfaction at the Airport Authority and customer levels. Communicates needs, successes and concerns to Airport Authority Leadership team. Serves on cross-functional Airport Authority Teams.
Serves as an advisor to the President & CEO to ensure long-term financial vitality of the Airport Authority.
This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of the job functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or modified at any time.
Education, Licenses and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with major course work in accounting, finance or business administration required.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Certified Member (CM) or Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) from AAAE preferred.
Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting and/or auditing required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to comply with government and regulatory rules and regulations.
Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports to large groups of people.
Ability to effectively and professionally represent the Airport Authority with public and community representatives.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine and implement a proper course of action.
Ability to analyze data and communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business executives, government officials, airport staff, tenants and the general public.
Extensive knowledge of business and public administration principles.
Extensive knowledge of finance and accounting principles.
Extensive knowledge of computer software, including all components of Microsoft Office.
Must be able to pass an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check and a TSA security threat assessment, and maintain access privileges to Restricted Areas of the Airport in accordance with the Airport Security Program.
Ability to analyze complex issues and develop new solutions.
Ability to instruct, direct and evaluate employees.
About Capital Region Airport Authority
Lansing's Capital Region International Airport is an important asset in our community and has a critical impact, $1 billion every year, on our regional economy. Hundreds of thousands of travelers use the airport each year to connect to the entire world through our major airlines. In addition to passengers, we service thousands of tons of air cargo annually, and we provide support for corporate and general aviation.