Current Openings

Finance Director

$80,000 – $125,000
Please Note: Connecticut Port Authority reserves the right to underfill the Finance Director position at the level of Finance Manager, if deemed necessary

The Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut is a quasi-public agency responsible for marketing and coordinating the development of the state’s ports and maritime economy. It is the mission of the CPA to grow Connecticut’s economy and create jobs by strategically investing in the state’s three deep water ports and small harbors to enable each to maximize its own economic potential. The CPA seeks candidates for a Finance Director responsible for the fiscal administration, oversight, and the strategic direction of CPA’s financial operation.

The Finance Director is responsible for creating and monitoring the CPA’s budget, preparing operating and capital financial reporting to the Executive Director (ED). In partnership with the ED, the Finance Director will be the primary liaison between the CPA, Office of Policy and Management, other State of Connecticut agencies and Board of Director’s Finance Committee and Audit, Compliance and Governance Committee on matters relating to CPA’s finances.

The selected candidate will work in our office located at 455 Boston Post Road – Suite 204, Old Saybrook, CT. While remote work will be permitted during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the position will require some in office work, subject to the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 guidance in effect.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance. A minimum of six (6) years of experience in fiscal administration and managing budgets of at least $5 million; including at least two (2) years of management experience, directly supervising at least one employee. Experience in municipal or state government budgeting, fund management, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), State of Connecticut’s CORE-CT financial system, QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite.

Selection Process

All hiring decisions shall be made in compliance with the CPA’s operating procedures. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results on a background check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and verification of information on the application. Applications A full job description may be obtained on our website at www.ctportauthority.com/employment. A resume AND cover letter are accepted by mail (Connecticut Port Authority, ATTN: Executive Director, 455 Boston Post Road, Suite 204, Old Saybrook, CT 06475) OR via email (to info@ctportauthority.com) with subject line “Finance Director Application – [YOUR LAST NAME]”

Closing Date

Until a qualified candidate is identified.

The Connecticut Port Authority is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.