NATURE OF WORK
This is professional accounting and supervisory work in directing or coordinating major accounting or fiscal operations.
Employees in this class are responsible for assigned phases of accounting work and for supervising subordinate accounting and clerical personnel in this activity. Work frequently includes development of accounting procedures and techniques designed to meet the specialized need of the department. Employees in this class are expected to exercise independent professional judgment in solving most problems that arise within their assigned work areas. Work is reviewed through periodic audits of records, statements, and reports, and by general observation of the activities of the unit for which the employees are responsible.
This class is distinguished from Accountant I by the supervisory responsibilities and the greater experience and knowledge of accounting required.
Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of subordinate employees in recording accounting transactions; maintaining the reconciling journals, ledgers, and other record books; and in preparing periodic fiscal statements, reports, and tabulations.
Develops and supervises the installation of cost accounting procedures; studies cost accounting problems and recommends revisions in forms, account classifications, and statements.
Assists in the preparation of budget estimates; approves proposed encumbrances as to availability of funds; assists in the preparation of monthly statements on appropriations and operating revenues.
Supervises and participates in the monthly distribution of all tax funds collected by the County Tax Collector for various government agencies; prepares statements reflecting these collections.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and the ability to apply such knowledge to accounting transactions.
Knowledge of a variety of standard accounting and office procedures and equipment, including knowledge of the application of electronic data processing to the maintenance and analysis of fiscal data.
Knowledge of governmental laws and regulations related to fiscal affairs.
Ability to prepare complete and accurate accounting reports and statements of moderate complexity.
Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of an accounting staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to prepare periodic and special financial reports.
Ability to interpret and apply governmental fiscal laws and regulations to a variety of financial transactions.
Ability to 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.
Ability to 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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting; two (2) years experience in governmental accounting work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: All Divisions
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R5/00