Finance Director

Finance Director
City of St. Augustine
 St. Augustine, Florida
Job Description

The City of St. Augustine is seeking to fill our Finance Director position. The Finance Director is a highly responsible and administrative professional who reports directly to the City Manager. The position is accountable for all fiscal aspects of the organization, including the direct supervision of the Finance Administration, Accounting, and Customer Services Divisions. The position is responsible for the City’s budget and preparing the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

This position includes full benefits and pension plan with a 3.5% multiplier.


  • Prepares interim, annual and interpretive financial reports and analysis that can be used in evaluation and monitoring the City's financial position and compliance requirements.
  • Serves as program administrator of the City's financial management system. Maintains and schedules the monthly production of the general ledger, which includes review, correction, and distribution on a constant basis.
  • Prepares the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in accord with generally accepted accounting principles while obtaining the Governmental Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement.
  • Administers the annual budget process in coordination with City staff, including the preparation of a budget document that obtains the Governmental Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement.
  • Participates in the formulation and execution of financial policies.
  • Supervises the annual audit, assisting the City's auditors with all aspects of the audit process.
  • Administers the City's payroll system, including the accurate and timely filing of all required reports with outside agencies.
  • Prepares financial presentations for the City Commission, administration, boards, and the general public.
  • Represents the City as financial and systems expert in negotiations with other entities, public and private.
  • Prepares summary interim and interpretive financial reports and analysis, while making professional interpretations of accounting and financial reporting principles including official statements, utility rate and other studies and compliance reports in conformance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
  • Maintains internal controls that safeguard the City's resources, reliability of financial information and compliance requirements.
  • Administers and coordinates investment activities, revenue collections, banking services, debt service and other financial activities.
  • Coordinates financial activity between the City and County and other outside agencies as needed.
  • Services as Treasurer of all City Pension Boards.
  • Supervises the utility billing, occupational licensing, parking enforcement and customer services activities of the Financial Services Department, including working to achieve a harmonious solution to problems that arise with customers, which cannot be resolved at the division head level.
  • Recommends selection, promotion, termination, and other appropriate personnel actions with the Financial Services Department.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, Masters’ degree preferred. CPA designation or ability to obtain within one year of hire. An equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Five to ten years of progressively responsible finance and accounting experience required and preferably in a municipal environment or an equivalent combination of related graduate-level education and experience.