Assistant Finance Director

Assistant Finance Director
City of Kissimmee Finance Department
 Kissimmee, Florida
Job Description

General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, assists the Finance Director with the development and implementation of financial systems and budgets, develops and ensures compliance with all policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Performs related professional, administrative, and supervisory work as required. Reports to the Finance Director.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Manages and supervises Procurement Manager, Grants Coordinator, Budget Analyst, and Business Systems Administrator. Also, supervises Accounting Manager whose direct reports are responsible for cash receipting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger accounting, and fixed assets. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on employee issues; approving and implementing employee discipline, and recommending employee transfers, promotions, demotions, discharge and salary changes.
  • Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Ensures department compliance with all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
    Meets with Finance Director and other City personnel concerning finance-related topics and issues.
  • Reports to and assists the Finance Director with the accounting and fiscal operation of the City. Assists the Finance Director in the preparation and administration of the City’s annual budget process. Directs the preparation of the City’s annual operating and five-year capital budgets, including the Finance Department budgets. Prepares and completes routine and annual financial reports for internal and external use.
  • Assists Directors and Assistant Directors of all Departments with the development and implementation of special projects that contribute to or affect the financial systems of the City.
  • Approves requisitions, change orders, invoices, travel forms, and P-Card transactions.
  • Directs preparation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Arranges for and supervises audits of the City's financial accounts. Coordinates and/or performs internal audits. Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries from other City departments, citizens, etc., pertaining to financial or accounting procedures.

Minimum Education and Training

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance supplemented by seven or more years of accounting and management experience, preferably in a government setting. Must submit to, and pass, a fingerprint-based national criminal history record check and must be able to obtain, and recertify as required, the appropriate Criminal Justice Security Awareness training. Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver’s license. Knowledge and experience with implementing and maintaining GFOA best practices is preferred.