Finance Director

Finance Director
City of St. Pete Beach Finance Department
 St. Pete Beach, Florida
Job Description

Working in Paradise:

On St. Pete Beach, locals and visitors can thrive. Located in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. Pete Beach is home to the most beautiful beaches and dunes, breathtaking sunsets, award-winning dining, and family-friendly vacation destinations. A vibrant community of 10,000 residents, St. Pete Beach embraces our historical legacy and community spirit while also welcoming in a future of innovation as we strive to attract new visitors, diverse partners, and expanded opportunities to positively impact the region.

St. Pete Beach prides itself on our sustainability efforts, as well, including the protection of nesting sea turtles and keeping our pristine beaches safe and clean. Whether you are visiting St. Pete Beach for vacation or commuting to work, destinations such as the historic Don Cesar Hotel & Resort will welcome you to our unique paradise. On any given day, you will find activities and attractions that make St. Pete Beach an outstanding place to live, work, and play.

When you join the City of St. Pete Beach team, your work will help make a difference in our cherished community. You will be part of a dedicated team that honors our local heritage, invests in our residents, and ensures that our community continues to grow and prosper.

Position Summary:

Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the municipal finance activities of the city; oversees the Finance, Information Technology, and Risk Management department/functions. Supervision is exercised over all department personnel. Work is performed under the general supervision of the City Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning, organizing, directing, and supervising the financial and technology programs, systems, and services of the City; coordinating work with City Manager and other departments; preparing reports.

(The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Prepares or directs the preparation of monthly financial statements.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of the yearly financial statements.
  • Works with outside auditors in carrying out the state required annual audit of the city.
  • Assists the City Manager with the preparation and production of the annual budget.
  • Supervises all the accounting duties of the city.
  • Responsible for all financial activities and investments.
  • Ensures budget compliance through purchasing, disbursements, and TRIM compliance.
  • Prepares special reports and special activities requested by the City Manager.
  • Provides guidance to and oversees the operations of the Information Technology division.
  • Provides guidance to and oversees the operations of the Procurement division.
  • Provides guidance to and oversees the operations of the Risk Management function.
  • Provides guidance to and oversee operations of the payroll processes.
  • Responsible for managing personnel, including overseeing the hiring process, coaching, counseling, performance management and improvement, mentoring and developing employees, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Develops and communicates job expectations and provides positive constructive feedback.
  • Works with managers and supervisors to identify appropriate training opportunities.
  • Openly exhibits a positive attitude, in words and action, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government; comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principals; ability to make investment decisions; ability to comprehend laws, leases and interlocal agreements and recommend appropriate legal review; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate work of subordinate employees in the specialized field of accounting; ability to formulate long-range fiscal planning; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, governmental officials and the general public.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with degree work in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field and extensive experience in Public Finance Administration. Certified Government Finance Officer and/or Certified Public Accountant preferred. Minimum of five years progressively responsible related experience, including Supervisory experience required.

Physical Requirements:

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Special Requirements:

Emergency Response Status: All employees may be required to work as directed during an undeclared and/or a declared emergency. Employees are subject to recall around the clock for emergency response operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the normal work location, and may include duties other than those specified in the job description.