Deputy Director of Aviation Business and Financial Management
The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) oversees the operation of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Downtown Heliport as an unattached board of the City of New Orleans. The nine member board is appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.
Armstrong International serves over 10 million passengers annually with 14 airlines to 42 non-stop destinations. NOAB has annual revenues of $115 Million and has a $1 Billon Capital Improvement Program underway, including the construction of a new 30-gate terminal facility.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the gateway to one of the top travel destinations in the world – New Orleans. Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown and the historic French Quarter, Armstrong International is poised for the future as the Airport of the Gulf South providing safe, first class customer service to travelers from around the world.
The Deputy Director of Aviation – Business and Financial Management is responsible for overseeing the business and finance matters airport-wide, including budgeting and accounting, financial planning and analysis, external audit preparations, coordinating airport financial goals with the City, and working to secure grants and bonds to finance capital improvements, air service development, and properties and business development.
- Directs and manages the accounting, finance, budgeting, business analysis, properties and business development, airport service development divisions within the airport
- Manages and directs the development of policies and operating procedures for the financial, accounting, auditing, commercial properties, management information systems, and personnel functions for the Business and Financial Management Division
- Develops and oversees the airport’s operating and capital budgets
- Oversees the capital and operating accounting functions, including the coordination with the capital project accounting with the North Terminal Project and future capital programs
- Manages the bond and other debt financing for the airport
- Makes short and long-term precedent-setting decisions impacting multiple functional and operational business areas
- Oversees the recruitment of new customers (e.g., cargo carriers or services companies)
- Monitors market and industry trends to identify opportunities for financial growth and service opportunities
- Develops and oversees policies and strategies for improving the airport’s financial position
- Lead the airport’s efforts to negotiate financial agreements with airlines and other airport vendors
- Performs risk assessments to document organizational financial risks and controls for use in audit planning
- Negotiates contracts, leases, grants, and other agreements in collaboration with airport general counsel
Experience and Traits
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Public Administration, Aviation Management, Political Science, Management, or related field or equivalent experience
- At least five (5) years of professional experience in a finance- or business-related field, with at least three (3) years of management experience in budgeting, finance, business, and analysis of agency financial operations
- Demonstrated excellence as a leader and manager of a set of quantitative management functions
- Strong problem-management and strategic planning skills
- Effective in oral and written communication, including the ability to translate highly technical or quantitative information to an audience unfamiliar with such technical information
- Pass background check prior to hire
- Substantial management experience at an airport or other aviation entity
- Master’s Degree in a related field of study
- CPA, AAE or other relevant credential
- Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications.
- Excellent health and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and retirement benefits.
Mail or Email Resume and Cover Letter to:
New Orleans Aviation Board
ATTN: Renee Brunt, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 20007
New Orleans, LA 70141
Application deadline: Until Withdrawn
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants are hereby notified that applications for public employment in Louisiana are “public records”, and are subject to disclosure under La. R.S. 44:1 et seq. and La. Const. Article 12. Section 3.
NOAB and TSA regulations for this position require a ten-year personal, criminal and employment background check.