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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (Updated)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Posted Date:01/23/2020

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is highly responsible exempt professional and supervisory work directing daily operations of diversified and complex fund accounting systems in budgeting, purchasing, contracts, and fiscal analysis for the Indian Trail Improvement District.  Duties include analyzing accounting functions to determine their legality, propriety and effectiveness.  This position recommends and implements changes in accounting procedures and handles oversight of utility systems, as necessary.  Supervision is exercised over  all accounting personnel and Customer Service. .  The Finance Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Prepares draft and final budgets from information provided by all District departments and the Board.
  • Communicates current issues to the Executive Director and ensures that he stays abreast of any emergencies as they occur.
  • Makes recommendations regarding transfers of bond account generated surplus.
  • Monitors and directs the investments of the District within established guidelines.
  • Reviews and approves all accounting journal entries and postings to the general ledger accounts.
  • Supervises reconciliations and adjustments of all general ledger asset and liability accounts and income and expense accounts.
  • Examines budget requests and conducts conferences with District supervisors and department heads concerning their financial requests.
  • Furnishes analysis, reconciliations, and explanations to public accountants, bond underwriters, auditors and other auditing agencies in support of general ledger accounts and bond issues.
  • Conducts oversight of District Utility System, including invoicing and accounts.
  • Prepares financial & special reports and presentations to Board and/or public.
  • Reviews adjustments and closing entries in connection with annual audit; prepares asset, liability, income and expense sections of the annual financial statements.
  • Researches various Federal and State regulations and guidelines to determine proper procedures in fiscal matters; complies with reporting procedures.
  • Maintains continuous audit and review of financial transactions, examines all contracts, leases, insurance policies and reimbursement claims for proper format and required action.
  • Advises staff concerning the establishment of accounts and allocation of charges.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of general government accounting & public finance administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems including, but not limited to, hardware, software, peripherals and applications.
  • Ability to Supervise, organize and administer the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to formulate and install standard and special accounting methods, procedures, forms and records.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee works mainly in an office setting, which may include long hours sitting in one place, utilizing a computer screen.  In some circumstances, the employee may be required to inspect job sites under various weather conditions, near machinery, or in high precarious places.  The employee will likely be exposed to hot/wet/humid/cold conditions.  The employee will occasionally be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, vibration and other potential hazards associated with the maintenance and/or construction of roads and drainage works and other types of construction.  The noise level in the work environment is normally quiet, but can be moderately high under certain circumstances.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an office setting.  Hand-to-eye coordination is necessary to operate various office equipment.  This job requires long periods sitting at a computer workstation and utilizing the telephone.  This person must be able to manipulate a keyboard and utilize a hand-held radio to communicate with field employees.  Occasionally, operation of a motor vehicle may be required to deliver paperwork or pick up supplies from vendors.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to engage in the following activities: lifting under 50 pounds, sitting, standing, walking, climbing, crouching, crawling, stooping, kneeling or balancing; reaching with arms; using hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls; talking, and hearing.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust one’s focus.

 

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Required – Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration or a related field or equivalent.
  • Preferred – Master’s Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration or a related field
  • Preferred – Current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification
  • Preferred – Active Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) Certification
  • Extensive progressively responsible managerial experience, preferably in government.
  • Experience in government accounting practices and principles.
  • Any equivalent combination of related training and experience.
  • Knowledge of the nuances of local government within Palm Beach County is a plus.
  • Pre-Employment Screening (i.e., Criminal Background Check, etc.)

 

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