NATURE OF WORK
This is administrative and professional accounting work.
The employee of this class is responsible for assisting in directing and coordinating the general accounting, and payroll activities 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. Duties involve assisting in the preparation and review of fiscal statements and reports and the initiation and conduct of special studies over a staff of professional accounting and clerical personnel. The employee is expected to conduct assigned areas of responsibility with a high degree of independence, receiving instruction and advice only on matters involving significant departures from established policy. Special assignments are received in the form of general instructions outlining desired objectives.
This class is distinguished from Accountant III by the administrative responsibilities and the greater experience required.
Assists in planning, organizing and directing the County's accounting 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 head in a variety of inter-departmental contracts, 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.
Assists in the preparation of the annual financial report.
May have responsibility for a major accounting unit in an enterprise operation, such as the utility system.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of general governmental and municipal accounting.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures governing the receipt and expenditure of public funds.
Thorough knowledge of modern accounting and office procedures and equipment, including the application of electronic data processing to the maintenance and analysis of fiscal data.
Considerable knowledge of the principals of supervision, organization and administration.
Knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the fields of governmental accounting.
Ability to assist in planning, directing and coordinating 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 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 progressively responsible professional experience in governmental accounting work, including two(2)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: E10/76 R02/10