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About the Position


Manager, Financial Accounting

ID: 2445
Classification: Manager, Financial Accounting
Working Title: Manager, Financial Accounting and Reporting
Specialized Field:
Classified or Exempt: Exempt
Department Vacancy: Clerk of the Circuit Court
Work Site: 14 S Ft. Harrison Avenue, Third Floor
Clearwater, Florida
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Post Date: 9/7/18
Close Date: 10/19/18
# of Openings: 1
Pay Grade: 150
Pay Range: Hiring Range: $100,000.00- $110,000.00

Description

Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s Office Finance Division is looking for a results driven, Manager, Financial Accounting professional to join our team.  The ideal candidate would be a proven leader either from the public or private sector and would supervise and manage our financial reporting team which is responsible for the accurate preparation of the County’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), in addition to other critical areas including cash management, investments, debt management, and contract monitoring. This individual would also be comfortable managing finances in a complex, multidiscipline environment requiring interaction and collaboration with various internal and external stakeholders with a preference in a large government setting.  

The Financial Accounting Manager leads a team of five professional accountants with the responsibility for the accurate and timely production of the County’s CAFR, year-end closings, contract monitoring, and other regulatory and financial reporting tasks, as well as the successful research and resolution of all discrepancies.    

This position requires thorough knowledge and experience in the application of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures, financial reporting and the ability to apply such knowledge in a large government environment.  Additional skills and attributes include the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the technical work of accountants and provide technical training as well as the ability to analyze complex financial information with attention to detail to accurately prepare complex financial and administrative reports. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • 9 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience; or
  • Associate’s degree in accounting and 7 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 5 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience; or
  • Master’s or higher-level degree in accounting and 3 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. 

Highly Desirable

  • Possession of a current license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Experience utilizing Oracle eBusiness Suite for financial transactions.

Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)

  • Operation of a complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial management system.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and GASB requirements for the coordination of a government organization’s CAFR.
  • Preparation of Year End Report documents including: Management Discussion and Analysis (MD & A), Basic Financial Statements, Government Wide Financial Statements, Fund Financial Statements, Notes to the Financial Statements and Supplementary and Statistical Schedules.
  • Facilitate, plan and schedule key audit meetings and milestones.  Coordinate design, review, production, and issuance of annual financial reports. 
  • Manages and evaluates the work of staff supporting this position.
  • Manages or performs the review and monitoring of contracts, including grants, to assure procedures and practices and for economic feasibility.
  • Manages the auditing of contract invoices for compliance with contract terms and regulations.
  • Manages on- and off-site contract monitoring activities.
  • Manages analyses of entries, transactions and accounts having impact on the financial statements for accuracy and prepares/reviews accrual or adjusting entries.
  • Updating and developing policies and procedures as needed, to ensure the adequacy of accounting controls to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for governments.
  • Manages preparation of periodic financial reports and tax returns required for federal, state and internal purposes.
  • Works with external auditors during the audit process and manages a professional team in producing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Manages cash management function including funds transfers, monitoring of cash and investment balances and assists in investment process.
  • Experience working with integrated financial systems.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices and ability to research, interpret and apply such.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting practices.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing budgetary and fiscal policies and contract procedures of county government and ability to research, interpret and apply such.
  • Knowledge and ability to manage staff supporting cash, investment, contracts, grants, payroll, and/or financial reporting activities.
  • Knowledge of automated financial management systems in a large multi-fund environment.
  • Ability to apply computer applications and software.

For more detailed information about this position and Pinellas County Government, download our brochure.  Download Brochure

Below is a preview of the supplemental questions you will have to answer during the application process.

Supplemental Preview: What is your minimum starting salary requirement?

Of the following, which statement matches your education and work experience?

1 = I possess at least 9 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience.

2 = I possess Associate’s degree in accounting and at least 7 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience.

3 = Bachelor’s degree in accounting and at least 5 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience.

4 = Master’s or higher-level degree in accounting and at least 3 years’ extensive professional accounting experience with a background in the preparation, compilation or auditing of a CAFR that includes 2 years administrative and supervisory experience.

5 = None of the above.

Do you possess at least 2 years administrative and supervisory experience?
No
Yes

This position is required to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. Are you willing and able to fulfill this requirement?
No
Yes

Are you an active Certified Public Accountant?
No
Yes

Have you been responsible for the preparation, compilation, or auditing of a CAFR?
No
Yes

If you answered “Yes” to the above question, please describe your CAFR experience? If you do not any CAFR experience, please type N/A.

How many months or years of experience do you possess hiring, training, managing and evaluating subordinate personnel?
No experience
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How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess supporting the cash and treasury management function?
No experience
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How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess developing requirements for various software applications and the subsequent implementation and maintenance of such applications?
No experience
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How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess managing contract and grant monitoring or filing federal and state documents in accordance with payroll, debt, grants, contracts and other requirements?
No experience
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How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess developing internal controls, performing financial analytics, developing a budget, preparing or managing the preparation of official financial statements (CAFR) as well as other reports in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations?
No experience
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Where did you find out about this position?

If you were referred by a current Pinellas County Government employee, please provide the first and last name of the person who referred you.

If you were not referred by a current Pinellas County Government employee, please indicate where you found out about this position, e.g. the Job/Career Fair attended, the name of the Newspaper/Magazine, the name of the School/University or if you selected “Other”, please indicate where.

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

 

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Ciertos miembros del servicio y veteranos, sus esposas/os, y sus familiares reciben preferencia y prioridad en el empleo  con  el gobierno y se les recomienda que apliquen para los puestos.

Please allow 45 minutes to an hour to complete your online application and answer any Supplemental Questions that may be required for any position.

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