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Controller 

The Position 

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced accounting professional to join the Saint Paul Port Authority team. As the Controller, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you will have the opportunity to oversee the financial side of a wide range of high-profile projects across the City of Saint Paul. In addition to day-to-day requirements, you will be instrumental in helping us meet our strategic goals and stay true to our mission.    

This is an onsite position with a salary range between $90K and $113K per year (commensurate with education and experience). Benefits include medical, dental, retirement, and PTO.

The Ideal Fit 

You will be successful in this role by demonstrating that you’re a self-starter with a high level of social and emotional intelligence. A problem-solver who leads by example. A leader who can establish and enforce expectations and responsibilities. And someone who understands public finance and can build relationships with key stakeholders. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Direct the organization’s public finance and accounting practices 
  • Manage accounting department staff 
  • Oversee Tax Increment Financing (TIF) reporting and assist with the development of new TIF districts 
  • Oversee annual State and Federal A-133 audit process 
  • Coordinate accounting and financial reporting for various projects and related compliance monitoring for grants received by the Port Authority 
  • Assist CFO in overseeing banking relationships and financial transactions 
  • Assist CFO and bond counsel in issuance of bonds 

Position Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting 
  • 5+ years relative experience with banking, public finance, or taxation 
  • CPA preferred 

Working at the Saint Paul Port Authority 

At the Saint Paul Port Authority, we are a small but mighty team. If you’re interested in wearing multiple hats and working in a fast-paced, results-driven organization, this is the place for you. We believe in work-life balance, with an environment that offers flexibility. You will be joined by colleagues who are committed to being collaborative, innovative, and risk-taking while always working with integrity.   

The Saint Paul Port Authority offers a best-in-class benefits package focused on supporting the health and wellness of our employees. This includes generous health and retirement plans and paid time off. Parking in downtown Saint Paul is provided. The Port Authority is committed to building a diverse team that reflects our community. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please be advised that the Saint Paul Port Authority does require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless exempt for health reasons or religious beliefs. 

*Salary commensurate with education and experience