NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced administrative and professional accounting work with responsibility for the management of the accounting unit of the Office of Housing Finance including planning and supervising the activities of professional and clerical staff assigned to the unit.
Applies thorough knowledge of accounting principles and Federal Laws, State Statutes, County Ordinances, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Government Accounting Standards Board pronouncements, and Financial Accounting Board pronouncements, as well as County policy and procedures in designing and managing the financial accounting and reporting systems of the Office of Housing Finance. Interacts with Federal, State and Local agencies, regulatory bodies, internal and external auditors, and other government officials and staff to accomplish work products that are accepted by these agencies to reflect the financial condition of the Office of Housing Finance.
Ensures that sound internal controls and reconciliation procedures are established and applied and that anomalies are reviewed and handled in keeping with GAAP and County procedures. Supervises professional and clerical staff assigned to the Section, evaluating their performance and identifying needs for development to assist them achieve the goals of the Section. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and is reviewed through work products, status reports, and staff meetings.
Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the Accounting Section of the Office of Housing Finance including the general accounting for assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenses and the preparation of related financial reports.
Develops and implements accounting systems and internal controls to meet agency and County needs and procedures, State requirements, and Federal regulations.
Plans and assigns the work of professional and other staff assigned to the unit. Trains staff and develops staff capability. Reviews the work of staff and conducts performance appraisals.
Analyzes operating results, compares them to forecasts, and prepares recommendations regarding variances or trends.
Prepares financial and operating reports including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Monthly Financial summary, Allocation of State Housing Initiates Partnership funds (SHIP).
Serves as a resource to the Division Director and the Housing Finance Board, providing professional advice and recommendations in connection with new and existing programs and identifies defensible alternatives to achieve and maintain the integrity of the financial accounting and reporting of the agency.
Confers with agency and Board officials on fiscal issues and interpretation of financial and accounting system policies and regulations.
Insures that agency account is performed in accordance with prescribed accounting and administrative standards and regulations.
Responsible for preparation and review of the agency 's financial reports and presentation to appropriates authorities.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures of accounting and auditing.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental and public enterprise accounting and tax requirements and financing structures.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures governing the receipt and expenditure of public funds.
Thorough knowledge of standard banking procedures.
Ability to supervise, develop and appraise the performance of subordinates.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
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, finance, auditing or general business; (6) six years of experience in revenue bonds, mortgage lending, program compliance, auditing, and standard accounting procedures including (4)four years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. CPA designation highly desirable
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Human Services Department
Estab./Revised: E10/76 R10/03