This is responsible professional and supervisory work managing the accounting and fiscal activities of the Water and Wastewater Services Business Operations Division.
Work involves managing professional and technical staff in the performance of accounting and fiscal activities, preparation of operating and capital budgets and fiscal statements and reports, and development of related processes and procedures. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established policies and guidelines, and is reviewed by an administrative superior through conferences, reports.
Supervises the development and management of complex accounting and reporting systems including accounts payable, accounts receivable, customer billing and past due collections processes.
Plans, assigns and supervises the work of accounting and fiscal reporting staff in a variety of assignment and projects.
Supervises the preparation and management of complex reports including annual, cash, expense-to-budget, fixed assets and other accounting reports; supervises the maintenance of fiscal records and compliance with all reporting requirements.
Supervises the development, implementation and maintenance of operating and capital budgets, wholesale and retail user rates, and service fees.
Supervises and maintains controls of accounting processes in the automated work management system.
Develops fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with inter-governmental agreements and in compliance with local, state and federal laws, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), bond covenants, and utility industry standards.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
Considerable knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting and fiscal procedures and practices.
Considerable knowledge of software applications used in utility fiscal operations.
Considerable knowledge of professional accounting, budgetary, and fiscal management principles and practices in the water and wastewater utility industry.
Considerable knowledge of internal auditing principles, practices, and procedures as applied to utility fiscal management.
Ability to plan, assign and direct the work of professional, technical, and administrative staff involved in complex accounting and fiscal management work.
Ability to develop and manage complex accounting and asset reporting systems including accounts payable, accounts receivable and revenue collection processes.
Ability to effectively interact with federal, state and local agencies, regulatory bodies, internal and external auditors, other government officials, and staff.
Ability to communicate effectively, 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 TRAINING AND EXPRERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in finance or accounting; six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in utility accounting and fiscal management work, including four (4) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida or licensure in another state with the ability to obtain Licensure by Endorsement in Florida within six months of appointment.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab ./Revised: E1/91 R12/14