The Port is Hiring: Accounting Manager

About The Port:

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) is a public agency that partners with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, along with economic development organizations, municipalities, and foundations to ensure every acre of local real estate is developed into productive use. Specifically, The Port works to redevelop manufacturing and residential real estate to build the foundation of job creation and livable, revitalized communities so Greater Cincinnati residents can experience economic prosperity.

The Port has been stimulating economic growth in Southwestern Ohio for more than two decades. Through its work, it strengthens Hamilton County and Cincinnati communities home by home and block by block to increase access to homeownership. It surrounds neighborhoods with revitalized business districts and makes forgotten industrial sites attractive to manufacturers with high-paying jobs. This helps provide jobs families can live on and homes they can afford in cleaner, greener, safer neighborhoods and business districts. The Port makes real estate work – for everyone.

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Position Description:

POSITION TITLE: Accounting Manager


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chief Financial Officer

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Sr. Accounting Associate


Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Accurately maintain all applicable accounting records for The Port and its managed entities in accordance with internal accounting policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  2. Prepare and post general ledger entries on a regular basis; monitor accounts for accuracy of posted invoices and journal entries; ensure proper support attached to journal entries.
  3. Reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly to identify reconciling items to be resolved.
  4. Manage month end close process in a timely manner to assist CFO with preparing timely financial statements for Board of Directors meetings.
  5. Oversee Sr Accounting Associate in preparation of monthly bank account reconciliations; review monthly for completeness and accuracy and coordinate an outside review by the Public Finance team.
  6. Administer payroll and oversight of third-party payroll provider to ensure accuracy.
  7. Coordinate on-boarding of new hires, including accurate setup for payroll and benefits, and maintain confidential personnel files.
  8. Prepare monthly retirement plan reports for OPERS and ensure timely remittance of contributions.
  9. Maintain capital asset records in a tracking spreadsheet and calculate and record depreciation in accordance with accounting policy.
  10. Assist the auditors with client prepared schedules and other requested items related to the annual audits.
  11. Assist with the annual renewal of employee group health benefits in preparation for open enrollment.
  12. Oversee entire A/P process as managed and performed by Sr Accounting Associate, including review of year end 1099 processing.
  13. Manage A/P authorization and payment processing in Stampli (A/P automation system). Review coding of payables and select invoices to be paid and bank accounts to debit.
  14. Manage Accounts Receivable process for all entities. Review bank activity daily to ensure cash activity is properly recorded in the general ledger system.
  15. Complete special projects as assigned.

Minimum Employment Requirements:

Education and Work Experience

  1. Minimum of 5 years of work experience in accounting. Preferred candidates will have experience with payables and payroll.
  2. Demonstrated success in a supervisory role.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting is required. CPA preferred, but not required.
  4. Experience with the following is desired: Microsoft Excel, Quick Books Online, internal controls, grant management, and real estate development.
  5. Ability to function at both a management and functional level.
  6. A team player with a strong ability to work well with others – both internally and externally.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  9. Self-motivated and energetic with a strong work ethic and the ability to think creatively.
  10. Highly organized and detail oriented.

Other Prerequisites

  1. Ability to operate all applicable office equipment.
  2. Ability to tour project construction sites and attend out-of-office meetings.
  3. Satisfactory results on pre-employment written and oral testing, as administered by appropriate practitioners at the Port’s direction.
  4. Satisfactory results of background investigations.
  5. Maintain insurability for the operation of motor vehicles if driving to attend out-of-office meetings or otherwise perform job functions.
  6. Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position outlined herein without creating a direct or indirect threat to the safety of oneself or others.

Salary Range:

$70,000-$90,000 per year, based on experience

Please send resumes and cover letters to:

Tiffany Laird, Legal Administrative Assistant

The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.