2020 Chief Financial Officer JAN

Job Locations US-MS-Jackson
Posted Date 4 months ago(3/16/2020 7:53 PM)
Employer Name
Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport & Hawkins Field
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Chief Financial Officer
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JAN & HKS)
Jackson, MS

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for directing activities of the Finance Department and employees, ensuring processes and procedures are in accordance with accounting standards, laws, and regulations. This position creates and implements strategic financial plans and determines available resources for the Authority; ensures financial metrics and targets are met; evaluates, creates, and coordinates financial programs including budgeting, financial planning, facilities improvements, and capital asset funding; and manages the organization’s overall financial interest and the capital structure and debt/equity mix.



  • Coordinates and directs the preparation and publication of the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Implements Board-approved budget, budget revisions, reductions, escalations, and transfers throughout the fiscal year.
  • Oversees the processing of revenues, expenditures, and financial position control documents, such as departmental budgets and account maintenance within the Authority’s financial statements.
  • Coordinates the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports in accordance with GASB, GAAP, and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Establishes and implements appropriate internal controls and departmental procedures.
  • Serves as JMAA’s financial representative to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manages department staff members by recruiting, training, supervising, motivating, and evaluating performance. Manages and solves problems that cannot be solved by staff members.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports, orally and in writing, for the CEO and the Board of Commissioners regarding the Authority’s financial status.
  • Develops strategies for achieving goals throughout the year and during end-of-year closing based on deadlines and best practices.


Other Duties:

  • Represents the organization, both internally and externally, by supporting the strategic direction, strategic priorities, objectives, vision, mission, and values of JMAA.
  • Provides courteous and prompt service to all internal and external parties. Prioritizes and addresses requests and assignments in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Identifies opportunities and recommends methods to improve service, work processes and financial performance (e.g., procedure optimization).
  • Assists in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
  •  Performs other services as assigned.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and listen. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus. This position operates a computer regularly.


    Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations. The work environment is considered to be that of a typical business/office operation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Assists co-workers in the completion of tasks and assignments to ensure continuity of service. Actively supports teamwork throughout the organization.



·         Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field is required.

·         Master’s Degree is preferred.

Work Experience:

·         Twelve years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position with three years being in a supervisory role is required.

·         Master’s degree substitutes two years of experience.

·         Experience in finance and accounting (debt and cash flow management) within the aviation industry is strongly preferred.

Certifications / Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred.

Other Considerations:

  • Must possess a valid Mississippi State driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and maintain security clearance.
  • May be required to work overtime and weekends.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this job.  The below competencies include but are not limited to: 

  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished. Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point. Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Delegating: Efficiently delegates tasks so that organizational goals are met within established timelines; makes delegation decisions that take into account the size of the task, whether an employee has the necessary background and skills to complete the task, and the sensitivity and importance of the task; and monitors accomplishment of delegated tasks and provides constructive, timely feedback.
  • Ethical Practice: Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information. Performs duties with professionalism, honesty, and integrity. Conforms to the highest moral and ethical standards. Ensures fair and transparent interactions with internal and external customers. Acts in accordance with all governance systems, rules, and regulations.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources: Identifies and seeks internal and external resources that can be useful to the organization; anticipates future resource needs and monitor availability; and consistently seeks to perform work in a cost efficient manner.
  • Preparing and Evaluating Budgets: Prepares budget justifications and proposals that reflect the needs of the office; studies all relevant budget materials and anticipate future needs by gathering data on forthcoming plans; and ensures that budget proposals incorporate all elements that are thorough and accurate and receives management acceptance with little or no questioning.

Strategic Thinking and Organization Vision: Develops a strategy to achieve organization goals and vision for the future of the department; understands organizational strengths and weaknesses and able to identify fundamental values and beliefs to guide the department into the future; analyzes market, competition including external threats and opportunities; and demonstrate commitment in the vision to inspire others.

NOTE: This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the position.  It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities. The organization reserves the right to change this description at its discretion.