Director, Finance and Administrative Services

Director, Finance and Administrative Services
Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners - Housing and Economic Sustainability Department
 West Palm Beach, Florida
Job Description

Directs the financial and accounting practices of the Housing and Economic Sustainability Department. Administers federal/state grants and ensures the reliability of the Department’s financial and budgetary systems. Manages the finance, accounting, billing, and budgetary activities for all divisions within the Department. Conducts internal operational, financial, and system reviews for all programs within the Department.

Work includes a broad range of complex technical functions in connection with the implementation of grant-funded activities, including financial tables and language to support housing, capital projects, business, economic development and other grant applications. Develops, manages, and implements fiscal contract compliance for grant and loan programs through performing audits, monitoring programs, and developing fiscal policies and procedures. Prepares and maintains reports based revenue and expenditures including changes in interest rates, charges and fee structures. Ensures compliance with contract requirements and manages the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of complex operating and grant budgets and General Obligation/Treasury securities investment portfolios for the Department. Responsible for credit underwriting, preparing, and analyzing financial statements, managing loan servicing, and tracking and monitoring reserves and program income for housing and business loans and analyzing funding history and spending patterns. Supervises professional, technical, and clerical staff.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business/Public Administration, or related field; minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible high-level financial managerial and financial administrative experience.


Seven (7) or more years of experience using the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Integrated Disbursement Information System (IDIS) and/or Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (must specify on application); five (5) or more years of experience managing fiscal responsibilities of a municipal housing office, economic development office, or grant-based office overseeing HUD and State funding.