Manager, Accounting & Financial Reporting

Company Name:
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
The Clerk & Comptroller's office is an award-winning, progressive organization with a strong commitment to transparency, accountability and public service.
The Clerk's office is seeking a
to lead Finance Division's Account and Financial Reporting function and responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions of the Board of County Commissioner (BOCC). Additionally, this
prepares financial statements and special purpose reports for the Board and provides technical accounting support to Board and the components of the County's financial reporting entity. This position oversees the activities of supervisory staff under charge, and is responsible for establishing and maintaining leadership, training and support for all Accounting & Financial Reporting Department staff activities.
The Clerk's office has demanding timelines and we need an experienced manager who has a strong sense of urgency and commitment to public service, is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and desires a challenging and rewarding career
For those candidates who qualify, the Clerk & Comptroller's office offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability plans plus participation in the FRS retirement plan.
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
Develops, reviews, recommends, and implements accounting policies and procedures for the Board of County Commissioners; plans, coordinates, and implements the annual closing of the Board's accounting records and the annual countywide audit.
Reviews/prepares and distributes the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Annual Financial Report (AFR), the Annual Financial Audit Report (AFAR) and various special reports as required or requested.
Provides technical accounting support to the Finance Division; to the BOCC departments, agencies and component units of the reporting entity, including the County's Constitutional Officers.
Reviews and coordinates the accounting and movement of funds for all BOCC bond issues to ensure compliance with bond indenture resolutions, Treasury Regulations (arbitrage), and to ensure timely and accurate payment of debt service for those bond issues.
Provides financial information, analysis and special purpose reports as requested by the Clerk, Chief Operating Officer of Finance, Director of Finance, Board of County Commissioners' departments, and other governmental entities.
Ensures compliance with approved policies and procedures, generally accepted governmental accounting principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board guidance, and applicable regulatory standards for the department, the Finance Division, and BOCC as appropriate.
Plans, prioritizes, assigns and supervises daily operations and work flow of staff and monitors performance for adherence to established department goals and objectives.
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.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in governmental accounting and/or financial reporting along with the following:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field
Eight (8) years recent, relevant, and progressively responsible supervisory experience
Broad knowledge of governmental accounting, public finance administration, automated financial systems, and regulatory standards regarding administration of public funds
Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred

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