Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Gulfport Finance Department
 Gulfport, Florida
Job Description

Highly responsible administrative and supervisory work in directing and coordinating all financial affairs of the City. Manage and direct the fiscal management of the City, including revenue forecasting, collection and disbursement of funds, accounting, financial reporting, auditing, and investments of funds. Assist the City Manager in preparation of the operating and capital improvement budgets; estimate anticipated revenues; assist in review proposed budget allocations; conduct complex fiscal analysis and prepare related reports. Manage and participate in the City’s annual finance audit; work with the City’s independent auditor, assume the responsibility for the development of the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). Supervises accounting staff, while supporting all accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, investments, purchasing, fixed assets, grant accounting compliance and city-wide inventory activities. Thorough and complete knowledge and understanding of governmental accounting principles and procedures including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) statements. Thorough knowledge and experience in preparing a capital improvement program, municipal budget, financial reporting, month end close, and internal controls. Knowledge of laws and regulations governing municipal financial accounting. Knowledge of the City Charter, statues, ordinances and regulations governing accounting and fiscal activities of the City. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, methods, and equipment including computerized municipal fund accounting systems. Ability to maintain detailed financial and accounting records, prepare and administer large and complex budgets, prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to attend night meetings, events or activities outside normal business hours.

A Bachelors degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, public or business administration, or related field. At least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional municipal finance position including three (3) years of supervisory administrative responsibility. Finance management experience in a government agency is preferred. Current Certified Public Accounting license in the state of Florida is preferred. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum, qualifications. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License. Salary range is $97,469.903-$147,051.302.

Open until filled. Backgrounds, drug screening and physical will be conducted. Applications accepted at the City of Gulfport Human Resources, 2401 53rd St S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or via fax at 727-893-1005. E.O.E.