Under general direction from the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Services, prepares County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and directs the accomplishment of grants, contracts, capital assets and debt management functions in the Finance Department. Performs highly responsible and complex duties in the preparation and maintenance of accounting records for the BOCC. Performs the duties of the COO in his/her absence.
- Prepare the CAFR for the County in conjunction with the Governmental Fund Accounting Manager.
- Coordinate with the Governmental Fund Accounting Manager in providing assistance to the external Audtiors.
- Plan, organize, assign, schedule, coordinate and review the works of grants, contracts and capital assets staff.
- Makes decisions, answers questions and provides technical assistance to staff about assigned work.
- Directly responsible for debt management and continuing disclosure.
- Formulate, recommend for approval and ensures implementation of approved accounting policies and procedures.
- Perform various duties relating to the BOCC’s accounting records, including preparation of adjusting journal entries, analyzing accounts, and preparing periodic financial statements.
- Assist the COO and the Governmental Fund Accounting Manager in wire transfers for the BOCC’s operating accounts as needed.
- Assist the COO in closing the books and records for the Board at fiscal year-end and Banner security maintenance.
- Assist the COO in investment and banking management.
- Prepare and maintain procedure manuals for the Finance Department.
- Any other duties that may be assigned.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Finance,Business Administration,or a related field in required. A Master’s degree in Finance and CGFO and/or CPFO are desirable. A valid Florida CPA license is mandatory. Must possess the ability to be bonded. Five years in a responsible government fund accounting position and three years in a supervisory role is required. Any combination of education, experiences, and training that would provide the required knowledge and skills will be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must be able to attend conferences in-state and out-state, and possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP); Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR) and related OMB circulars.
- Knowledge of state laws and regulations investments of public funds and state financial reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of budgeting practices and treasury management practices.
- Knowledge of fund accounting, auditing, revenue management, and grants administration practices and alternative financing and debt management practices.
- Knowledge of theories of management and principles of employee supervision and evaluation.
- Ability to interpret technical and complex data and formulate, analyze, and present financial reports in a clear, accurate, detailed manner.
- Ability to select, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline employees.
- Must have strong communicate skills both orally and written.
- Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, member agencies, officials, contractors, consultants, auditors, vendors, general public, and anyone else who is encounter during the course of work.
- Knowledge of computerized accounting software, networks systems, database, graphics, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office.
- Supervises the grants, contracts and capital assets staff.
- In the absence of the COO, directly or indirectly responsible for all personnel in the Finance Department.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems, and recommendation to COO regarding transfers, promoting, demotions and terminations.
- Conducts periodic meetings to train staff and disseminate and explain new and/or changed laws and regulations and accounting guidelines, standards, policies and procedures.
- Prepares and conducts periodic performance appraisals.
- Identify and recommend, with justification, formal and/or informal training requirements.
- Train and coach staff to accomplish their work responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the DCP is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The DCP is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.