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About Position

Perform managerial and administrative duties in planning, organizing, directing, and assisting in the completion of accounting activities. This is a senior management service level position under the administrative direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Ensure financial compliance with all applicable Florida State Statutes, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), rules, laws, orders, and policy statements.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement accounting policies and procedures.
  • Supervise accounts payable, benefits accounting unit (self-insurance/internal service funds), cash management, and payroll.
  • Review all financial, accounting, and transactional procedures to ensure they are properly documented and are in compliance with Internal Control Standards (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Model).
  • Plan, organize, and supervise a diversified staff of associate, professional, and supervisory employees.
  • Hire, evaluate, assign tasks and projects, review work, and assist staff with prioritization and completion of assignments, and approve leave and overtime requests.
  • Coach and mentor staff, provide opportunities for growth through work assignments and training, and evaluate performance recommending and issuing disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the assigned Bureau, and assist the CFO in planning, organizing and directing programs and functional responsibilities of the FSD.
  • Develop and utilize analytical tools for the review of financial data; implement changes as necessary to technology to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of financial processes; and evaluate short and long term financial needs.
  • Monitor monthly general ledger activity.
  • Prepare the annual financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and various other annual reports and reconciliations.
  • Conduct detailed analysis to prepare and present accurate and concise financial reports.
  • Review internal services funds reserves to ensure they are sufficient.
  • Serve as Acting Chief Financial Officer as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of GAAP practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Working knowledge of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and the ability to apply such knowledge in the preparation and presentation of financial statements.
  • Knowledge of management methods, techniques, and practices.
  • Working knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and database functionality.
  • Research and analytical skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative internal and external working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to delegate, manage, and supervise effectively through scheduling, assigning, monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and audit accounting, payroll, and leave data, reports, and statements.
  • Ability to interpret accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
  • Ability to develop advanced computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at all levels of the agency and with outside agencies.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or closely related field.
  • Eight years of experience in governmental accounting functions, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
OR
  • A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an accounting or a closely related field.
  • Five years of experience in governmental accounting functions, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and/or related accounting/financial certification.
  • Experience in preparing and reviewing written narratives and SOPs.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to assist with coordinating, developing, testing, and implementing financial and reporting systems.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and employees is critical to our success as a community partner. We seek to offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and military/veteran status. We proudly recognize veterans' preference and are committed to a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. Job information is updated daily at noon.