Director of Accounting

Department/Agency of position: 
Broward County Board of County Commissioners Accounting Division
Location of position: 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Up to $176,096 (Dependent on Qualifications)
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Job Description: 

An outstanding career opportunity exists for innovative and proven financial leader.

Broward County, located between Palm Beach and Miami Dade Counties, is the 18th largest county in the nation and is home to nearly 1.96 million people. The County employs more than 6,000 people in 60 different agencies, and has an operating budget of $2.5 billion (General Fund) with a total budget of $4.9 billion including capital improvements and enterprise funds.

The Accounting Division provides accounting services and financial reporting services to County operations and is responsible for grant accounting; holding performance and cash bonds; disbursing payments to vendors, suppliers, and contractors; processing and remitting retirement and deferred compensation contributions.

Director of Accounting is responsible for oversight of accounting functions, direction of year-end closing and preparation for the annual audit, coordination with the external auditors, preparation of the CAFR, and assuring payroll is issued timely and accurately; directs implementation of new accounting standards, inventorying and recording all fixed assets, and establishes fiscal controls and balances.

The Ideal Candidate: Adept at managing, planning, organizing, data analysis, and implementing strategic initiatives; able to present recommendations and viable alternatives, convert manual and paper process to automated systems independent of and with an ERP system. Model a strong work ethic, diligence, and performance excellence; become proactive business partner with County agencies; and speak to elected officials and in a public forum.

Required Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting; six (6) years of professional governmental accounting and financial reporting standards, auditing, and a high proficiency in GASB pronouncements, and administrative experience; four (4) years of considerable high level supervisory, management, and administrative experience; and Certification as a Public Accountant.

Benefits: Attractive benefits package includes participation in Florida Retirement System.

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