Accountant Manager 1 (New Orleans, LA)

$4,177.00 - $8,194.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

Job Type


Job Number



Port of New Orleans Port Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/6/2024 11:59 PM Central

Supplemental Information

Who We Are
The Port of New Orleans is a modern multimodal gateway for global commerce and an in-demand cruise port. Our competitive edge comes from our ability to deliver seamless, integrated logistics solutions between river, rail and road.

Our mission is to drive regional economic prosperity by maximizing the flow of international trade and commerce as a modern gateway.

Advancing global connections and infrastructure to exceed the needs of tomorrow.

Potential starting salary is $24.10/hr. to $35.69/hr.
The actual starting salary depends on the qualifications of the applicant. 
Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees. Employees have access to the following benefits:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays; and paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
April McKnight
Port of New Orleans / Human Resources
P.O. Box 60046
New Orleans, LA 70160

Minimum Qualifications


A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four hours in accounting plus four years of professional level experience in accounting or financial auditing.
A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of the experience.
A master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics, quantitative methods, or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.


Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To plan, organize, and manage fiscal programs.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Generally from a higher level fiscal or administrative position.

Supervision Exercised:
Generally over at least two professional fiscal positions.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Accountant Supervisor 1-2 by composition of subordinate workforce.

Differs from higher-level Accountant Managers by level of Accountant Administrator served; relationship to Accountant Administrator; number of accounting functions managed; scope and complexity of programs managed; and size and composition of subordinate staff.

See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work


ACCOUNTANT MANAGER 1 description imageAccountant Manager 1

This position is responsible for the organization and direction of financial and budgetary reporting.   It is also responsible for the administrative projects such as policy writing, and FEMA claims administration.   The position will also work on special projects for all the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), as subsidiary of the Port.  The most important functions of the position are to assure the integrity of the Port and NOPB’s financial reporting and understanding existing and proposed Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) pronouncements.  This position is responsible for the supervision of 2 Accountants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

25%        Supervise two accountants for the management of the accounting for the Board’s $1B fixed assets and $5M parts inventory systems. This includes complete supervision of a physical inventory of all items, directing the preparation of financial reports related to asset costs, expenditures and depreciation. In addition, supervises and directs the accounting for stores issues and receipts and a perpetual stock inventory. This includes conducting an annual physical inventory and reconciling all financial reports to the general ledger.

15%        Manage the accumulation of data for the preparation of a construction in progress report by work order classification that includes Board and State funded capital projects totaling in excess of $50 million annually.
Has co-signatory of up to $20,000 on the Board's operating account. To assure propriety of expenditures, reviews payments to see that disbursements have adequate supporting documentation and that proper levels of authorization are evident according to Board policies and procedures. Responsible for management of seven domestic bank accounts, serving various needs of the Board, i.e., operating, payroll and checking.

15%        Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. To assure the reliability of monthly statements, analysis of revenues recognized is essential to provide accurate revenue accruals on a monthly basis. Review and authorize the preparation of journal entries with supporting documentation, maintenance and reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers, and the preparation or directing the preparation of all financial reports related to expenditures and revenues.

10%        Assist in the preparation of the fiscal year budget. This includes revenue forecasting and cost analysis for budget development resulting in the preparation of complex financial reports in these areas. Directs the preparation of quarterly financial reports of department expenditures, monitoring all revenue and expenditures against budget and informs division directors of expenditure levels versus budget advising of problem areas.

10%        Responsible for the formulation, analysis and continual updating of accounting policies, internal controls, procedures and processes to increase efficiency.  The finance department is responsible for various financial reports directly to upper management, to the Board and required reporting to the State Legislative Auditor. The reports include vendor reports on expenditures, overtime analysis, lease tonnage and revenue reporting, capital work order reporting and financial statement reporting.

10%         Responsible for coordination of the Board's annual audit of financial statements by the external auditors. This involves assuring that schedules and other information from Budget and Finance, Accounting, Legal and a number of operating departments are available on a timely basis. The accounting manager is responsible for resolving any problems with communications or lack of cooperation so that the audit process can flow smoothly to conclusion. Further, in areas of responsibility for the finance department, required assistance includes preparation of audit schedules and analysis, .answering inquiries that may require extensive research of accounting records and transactions as required by the public accounting firm. Assist in the production of the Annual Financial Report, a detailed financial and operational report.

10%        Supervise and train personnel on new assignments in the general ledger section. This includes planning and initiating the cross training of individuals to develop a versatile staff. The individuals must be capable of meeting deadlines for special management projects and to perform other position's duties in case of an extended absence from work. Responsible for reviewing, recommending and overseeing software upgrades, changes or module adaptations of the general ledger system, budget system, work order system.    All is accomplished in close consultation with Information Technology and Telecommunications Division. Further, responsible for developing, reviewing and updating spreadsheet applications for all applicable processes in the budget and finance area.  Represents the Budget and Finance Department on board wide project teams considering operational or financial efficiencies or problems. Assign general responsibilities and special projects to subordinates. Other duties as may be requested by the Accountant Administrator.

5%       Other duties as assigned 

State of Louisiana
For agency contact information, please refer to
the supplemental information above.
Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
(866) 783-5462