Accounting Manager (Financial Reporting)

Accounting Manager (Financial Reporting)
Broward County Board of County Commissioners Accounting Division
 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Job Description

SALARY: $85,098.21 - $135,817.14 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/21/20
CLOSING DATE: Continuous


The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Accounting Manager in the Accounting Division of the Finance and Administrative Services Division.

This Job Announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received.

Broward County is seeking an Accounting Manager with significant governmental accounting experience for the County's Accounting Division. Preferable experience includes performing/managing financial audits of local governments or a high-level accountant position within a local government. Candidate must be well versed in the following:

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, generally accepted accounting principles and grant accounting.

Governmental financial reporting including the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and State Financial Assistance (SEFA) and related notes and the Data Collection Form.

Detailed general ledger functions, account reconciliations, review and preparation of accounting journal entries, financial analysis and governmental, fiduciary and enterprise fund accounting.

Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel or similar spreadsheet software and familiarity with computerized accounting systems.

In addition to possessing strong analytical, organizational and communication skills, the Candidate must have the ability to efficiently organize, prioritize, schedule and manage daily work activities and assignments.

The Candidate will also be responsible for mentoring and supervising assigned staff, including establishing work schedules, assigning tasks, providing training and the preparation of periodic employee performance evaluations.

A bachelor's degree in Accounting is required in addition to four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting work, including two (2) years experience in a supervisory capacity. Candidates possessing the experience detailed above are preferred.

General Description

  • Supervises the activities of professional and clerical staff in the management of the accounting and financial reporting sections in the Finance Division.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting or finance.
  • Requires four (4) years experience in governmental accounting or auditing including 4 years supervising subordinates and working collaboratively with a team and customers on solution-focused outcomes.


  • Master's degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Government Finance Officer
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Extensive experience in preparing a CAFR
  • Advanced use of excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, etc)
  • Extensive experience in preparing a SEFA
  • Experience with CAFR online software


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

  • Plans, coordinates and directs the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements; manages assigned staff to ensure compliance with accounting and reporting standards, department deadlines, and goals.
  • Supervises the maintenance of the general ledger for all funds, including monthly general ledger accounts reconciliations, reviewing and monitoring of various general ledger account activities and balances; supervises the monthly financial closing process in the financial system, including the timely and accurate recording of adjusting journal entries and accruals.
  • Manages various accounting functions such as the recording of capital assets, accounts payable, payroll review, cash receipts deposits, grant billings, filing of sales tax and water tax returns, and promotional reports.
  • Coordinates audits performed by public accounting firms and serves as the primary contact with auditors in matters related to financial audits; manages the daily activities of the revenue accounting section, including month-end revenue closing and revenue reporting activities, to ensure compliance with applicable policies and county, state, and federal regulations.
  • Directs staff in analyzing data and providing financial and statistical information to support contract negotiations, contract comparisons and other management decisions.
  • Acts as a liaison with customers and other County agencies; assists customers with understanding the published tariffs, explains the application of the terms of their revenue contracts, processes requests and credits.
  • Develops and maintains unique and highly complex rate configuration in the computerized accounting systems used to implement and update tariff and process billing, and records revenue for financial reporting, and internal accounting control.
  • Manages the activities of staff to ensure that all county accounting is performed in accordance with the prescribed accounting and administrative standards and regulations including processing all invoices; manages and directs revenue collection activities, including scheduling collection letters, follow-up procedures, accounting for bad debt and securing approval for penalty waivers; monitors revenue contracts for compliance with the terms and conditions such as customer reporting, minimum guaranteed amounts, and security deposit provisions, and initiates processing of charges and penalties for non-compliance.
  • Ensures the accuracy of financial and accounting information by performing analytical reviews to confirm that financial information is reasonable, in compliance with accounting and reporting standards and procedures; coordinates and assists in the preparation and review of the annual operating and capital budget, and the presentation of the budget to appropriate authorities.
  • Represents the Accounting Director and/or Assistant Director in various interdepartmental contacts, confers with departmental administrators and officials on fiscal issues, to ensure accurate interpretation of financial accounting standards and procedures.
  • Assists in developing and implementing the County's financial accounting systems to ensure the accuracy of financial transactions and compliance with County policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

  • Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
  • Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.
  • Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
  • Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
  • None.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.