Class Code:EA070

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is perform highly responsible professional accounting and administrative work assisting in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Accounting Division. 

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs a high level of financial decision making that can affect and impact the County’s financial position; makes decisions concerning the efficiency of work processes of the individual staff members and the overall sections through the use of statistical reports for individual/sectional performance measures

Monitors Payables and Payroll Sections performance; approves all Divisional requisitions; prepares annual Division budget; reviews and approves budget performance measures; reviews and approves all County bank wires.

Supervises subordinates providing the best venue for two way communication and feedback that facilitates corrective measures for process improvement as well as resolving issues; establishes staff goals and performance reviews; utilizes statistical reports for staff performance and other government best practices as the basis for sectional performance/efficiency.

Exemplifies flexibility and strategic thinking beneficial in the overall success of the Division; provides excellent communication skills and relationship building with peers in other agencies beneficial in accomplishing common goals and accomplishments.

Manages or participates in special projects.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance or closely related field.

Requires six (6) years in accounting, administrative work, finance or closely related experience including two (2) years supervisory experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.