Finance Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Dade City
Location of position: 
Dade City, FL
$64,230.82 – $96,346.33
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Job Description: 
  • Plans, evaluates, and directs the policies, programs, and operations related to the financial and budgetary activities of City government.
  • Directs the collection and custody of City funds.
  • Supervision of employees including utility billing and accounts receivable, unless otherwise directed by the City Commission.
  • Supervises the disbursement of City funds, including the processing of payroll and accounts payable.
  • Maintains the general accounting system for the City in accordance with generally accepted governmental accounting principles.
  • Directs and performs investment activities and bond management programs as directed by the City Commission.
  • Oversees data processing functions to maintain integrity and security of information.
  • Confers with the City Manager in preparing budgets and establishing controls for budget administration.
  • Confers with the City Manager and department heads regarding fiscal and accounting policies, procedures and problems.
  • Maintains records for pension plans, including Social Security and federal withholding.
  • Prepares and distributes financial reports.
  • Assists external auditors in the preparation of the audited financial statements.
  • Knowledge of the general laws and administrative policies governing municipal finance and budgetary practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial operations of the City.
  • Ability to formulate and implement standard accounting methods, procedures, forms and records.
  • Ability to prepare complex financial reports and forecast financial position.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or a related field is required.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in governmental accounting in a responsible management position
  • Certified Government Finance Officer status or ability to attain within three (3) years from date of hire.
  • A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
  • Supervises all staff in the Finance office.