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Class Code:E1015

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible professional accounting and administrative work assisting in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the County's Accounting Division.

Work involves supervision of professional and administrative subordinates involved in divisional operations.

Work involves the extensive knowledge and application of county accounting practices, internal control procedures and financial and administrative policies in performing divisional responsibilities.

Assignments are received in the form of broad objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgement with general supervision by the division director. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assists in the administration of various county programs and financial systems including the financial reporting system, the payroll system, the disbursement system, the deferred compensation program and the tangible property system.

Assists in the maintenance of the financial records of the County and compliance with all reporting requirements. Provides fixed asset information for County financial reports.

Assists in the development and implementation of strategic and fiscal plans for the Division.

Develops, implements and maintains complex financial reporting and internal accounting controls systems.

Evaluates the impact of changes in federal, state, and local laws on county policies and procedures.

Directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; assists in the development of policies, procedures and priorities to comply with county, state and federal laws, generally accepted accounting principles and management goals and objectives.

Confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding county policies and divisional activities.

Serves as acting director in absence of the director.

Serves on the Emergency Management Team during activations.

Represents the division and the County at conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work and duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge and experience in the application of county procedures and practices.

Considerable knowledge of all federal, state and local laws and regulatory requirements applicable to county financial matters including budgeting, procurement, disbursement and investment of public funds.

Considerable knowledge of tax laws regarding payroll withholding and employee compensation arrangements.

Considerable knowledge of computer applications applicable to processing financial transactions.

Considerable knowledge and experience in supervision and administration.

Ability to apply accounting procedures, fiscal laws, regulations, and agreements to a variety of financial transactions.

Ability to exercise sound judgement in decision making.

Ability to communicate effectively, 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, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in accounting; six (6) years experience in professional accounting and administrative work, including four (4) years experience in the supervisory aspects of the work or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: Yes
Work Locations: Accounting
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E1/91; R11/06


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