NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced administrative and professional accounting work.
Work involves responsibility for supervising the activities of professional and clerical staff in the management of the County's central Accounting and Financial Reporting Section.
The incumbent must have extensive background in the technical accounting requirements for daily decisions impacting the preparation of a large government's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Extensive knowledge of Federal Laws, State Statutes, County Ordinances, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Government Accounting Standards Board pronouncements, Financial Accounting Standards Board pronouncements, as well as county policies and procedures is required to perform the responsibilities of this position.
Experience and ability to interact with Federal, State and Local agencies, regulatory bodies, internal and external auditors, other government officials, and staff to accomplish superior work products that are accepted by these agencies to reflect the financial condition of the County.
Work includes responsibility for assisting in planning, installing and maintaining the County's financial accounting system and providing a framework for the development of departmental cost and management accounting information.
Special assignments are received in the form of general instructions outlining desired objectives.
Plans, organizes and directs the County's Accounting and Financial Reporting Section functions, including general accounting for assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses and the preparation of related financial reports.
Assists in developing and implementing the County's accounting system to meet management needs, state requirements and federal regulations.
Represents the division Director in a variety of inter-departmental contacts, particularly in fiscal reporting; confers with departmental administrators and officials on fiscal problems and the interpretation of financial and accounting system policies and regulations.
Insures that all county accounting is performed in accordance with the prescribed accounting and administrative standards and regulations.
Responsible for preparation and review of all County financial reports and presentation to appropriate authorities.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Extensive knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of general governmental and public enterprise accounting.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures governing the receipt and expenditure of public funds.
Knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the fields of governmental accounting.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to evaluate and to develop and install revisions in established accounting systems, procedures, records and controls.
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; six (6) years progressively responsible professional experience in governmental accounting work, including four (4) years experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/98 R02/10