Finance Director
Putnam County, Florida

Putnam County Tax Collector has an exceptional opportunity available for a Finance Director to manage and direct the financial operations of the Tax Collector’s Office, ensuring compliance of all applicable federal and state laws, county ordinances and applicable policies and procedures of the Tax Collector’s Office in relation to fiscal management.   Develop and maintain a positive relationship with patrons and co-workers resulting in a friendly and efficient office environment.

Foster an open inviting environment for patrons and co-workers, portraying ethical  and professional behavior in appearance, attitude and demeanor.  Ensure that the finance functions comply with applicable Federal and State laws, County ordinances, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); generally.   Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Tax Collector approved policies and procedures. Supervise and mentor staff as necessary, including providing professional and technical support to all personnel in accounting and accountability, purchasing and  reporting.  Participates in preparation of the budget; performs statistical analysis. Recommend and implement financial policies and procedures; establish and maintain cash controls.  Prepare and oversee reconciliation of bank statements. Responsible for department purchase order system, including Request for Proposals (RFP) process in selection of services in banking, investments, etc.  Ensure security for all department credit cards and verifies charges. Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the applicable computerized accounting systems.  Ensure oversight of all audit processes in a timely efficient manner.  Ensure timely reconciliation of all cash and investment accounts and posts to the general ledger. Responsible for the submission of all required financial reports in a timely and accurate manner, including state and federal regulatory reports.  Ensure the safeguarding of all municipal funds.  Responsible for year-end closing and reporting of same. Oversee financial operations including internal controls (segregation of duties) and  ensure legality of all expenditures. Administer benefit entitlements, responsible for verification and reporting of benefit  payments, leave management systems and compliance with all deductions and remittances.  Responsible for records management, retention and destruction of all financial records in accordance with applicable state statutes.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or equivalent experience may be substituted.   Minimum seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience in Governmental Accounting and Budgeting.  Tax Collector’s Office experience preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license. Excellent benefits, Senior Management Class with the Florida Retirement System (FRS).  Successful candidate must maintain residency within Putnam County.


Salary:  Based on Qualifications and Experience


Closing date:  This posting is open until filled

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