Manager - Finance Services (Accounting)

Manager - Finance Services (Accounting)
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
 West Palm Beach, Florida
Job Description

Do you have a passion for public service and looking for a great career with an award winning organization? Join us!

The Clerk & Comptroller's finance department is seeking an ambitious leader to be responsible for administrative and operational functions for both clerical and fiscal activities, and ensuring adherence to and compliance with established Federal, State, and local regulatory standards governing the Accounting department.

Why work for us? The Clerk & Comptroller’s office is an award-winning, progressive organization recognized for encouraging a positive work-life balance and offering a competitive benefits package including:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Plans
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Generous Paid Time Off/Paid Holidays
  • Award-Winning Wellness Program
  • Educational Achievement Award

At the Clerk & Comptroller’s Office you can:

  • Work with a purpose
  • Give back to the community
  • Be part of a team
  • Build your skills
  • Pursue career advancement opportunities
  • Manages and oversees the Accounting department of the Clerk & Comptroller’s office; develops policies and procedures; oversees the activities of supervisory staff under charge; establishes and maintains leadership, training and support for all staff activities
  • Monitors integrity, accuracy, timeliness and financial compliance with policy, generally accepted governmental accounting principles and applicable regulatory standards for Clerk financial transactions
  • Establishes department and staff goals and objectives; monitors staffing levels and department structure for effective work performance and efficient resource allocation; manages and supervises the activities of assigned staff, addressing employee concerns and issues, directing work activities, providing counseling, administering discipline, and completing employee performance appraisals
  • Prepares department annual operating, capital and supplemental budgets; monitors departmental budget activity to ensure proper use and allocation of funds; requests budget transfers to cover shortages in budget line items; performs quarterly asset inventory; ensures proper use and custody of Clerk & Comptroller assets
  • Performs personnel management duties, i.e., supervising, training, hiring, disciplinary action, counseling, performance evaluations, recommending transfer, promotion, and employment separation
  • Conducts special projects as needed
  • Coordinates with Director- Court Operations and IT Systems Administrator to ensure the proper assessment and distribution of fines, service fees, court cost, etc. in Case Management Systems
  • Coordinates and ensures distributions required by Florida Statutes are submitted correctly and timely
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements closing of County year-ends
  • Coordinates the compilation of schedules and reports for auditors to begin audit work; works directly with annual financial auditors and various state agencies to provide information and schedules as requested
  • Prepares and/or reviews the reporting package for Financial Reporting to be used in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Annual Financial Audit Report (AFAR)
  • Prepares information needed for Health Fund Annual Actuarial Review and the Certification Report as required by Florida Statutes; reviews reports provided by actuary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Seven (7) years of recent and relevant experience, including performing personnel management duties (i.e. supervising, training, hiring, disciplinary action, counseling, performance evaluations, recommending transfer, promotion, separation)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed Florida CPA license
  • Proven experience in a large public/governmental agency
  • Exceptional recent, relevant, and related work experience and/or education may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements, on a year for year basis.