Current Openings

Finance Director

$80,000 – $100,000

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.

Minimum Qualifications 

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance; and six (6) years of experience in fiscal administration and managing budgets of at least $5 million. Experience in municipal or state government budgeting, fund management, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), 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 and full job description may be obtained on our website at www.ctportauthority.com/employment Applications along with a resume AND cover letter are accepted ONLY 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]” and must be submitted no later than Friday, September 25, 2020.

NOTE: The previous deadline of Friday, September 18, 2020 has been extended to Friday, September 25, 2020.

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