FINANCE DIRECTOR

FLSA: Exempt

Grade: 21

Application Instructions: To apply, visit this link.

 

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Deputy County Administrators, this position is responsible for directing the staff, activities and operations of the department of Finance, Purchasing, Budgets, and Grants for the County.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Develops, plans and implements Financial Services division goals and objectives.
  • Provides recommendation for and administers policies and procedures for the County.
  • Coordinates Financial activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Provides staff assistance to Directors, Deputy Administrators, County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners.
  • Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Makes presentations to the Board as necessary and required in matters related to Financial Services.
  • Assigns work activities and monitors the workflow of departmental projects and programs.
  • Prepares and presents the County’s annual budget.
  • Directs the county budget process by monitoring and approving expenditures for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Directs and assists as necessary in the selection, training, discipline and evaluation of personnel.
  • Confers with directors, administrators and other employees as necessary regarding policy interpretation and procedural changes.
  • Responsible for analyzing and interpreting budgets of current County operations and reporting the financial condition of the County to the Board.
  • Directs and supervises the preparation of analytical reports, research studies, and special project assignments regarding organizational, operational and financial requirements.
  • Directs the County procurement of supplies, equipment and services.
  • Reviews and approves purchasing policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and economy in the acquisition of supplies, equipment, and services for all County departments.
  • Represents the County in the community and in professional settings as necessary.
  • Monitor changes in applicable laws, rules and regulations, and informs appropriate staff and makes recommendations as needed.
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.
  • Performs additional duties as directed and required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of investment practices and procedures, governmental accounting principals, practices, methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of modern office techniques, procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of principals of public and business administration, and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes, County Ordinances, accounting and financial procedures, budget processes and purchasing procedures and policies.
  • Ability to analyze data and statistical reports.
  • Ability to prepare oral and written communications presentations.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with civic leaders, employees, other constitutional entities and the public.
  • Ability to motivate, train and evaluate personnel.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) years college or university with a degree in business or public administration, finance administration, economics or a related field, Certified Public Accountant License, and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in government management, finance, budget, and personnel administration including five (5) years in a supervisory/management capacity. Master’s Degree is preferred. A comparable amount of training, education and experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements. Must possess a valid drivers’ license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee successfully to perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.