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Assistant Finance Director

Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Job Number: 402092

Job Description

Johnson Service GroupSG is hiring for an Assistant Finance Director
  • 6-month contract to hire
  • Port Charlotte, 33948

This position assists the Finance Director in the supervisory and administrative responsibilities for the overall operations to include oversight of the general ledger accounting, financial and investment functions by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.
In the event an emergency has been declared this position is required to be available to work.
  • Advises and assists the Finance Director in overall operation.
  • Oversees the management of subordinates and fiscal policies for Accounts Payable, Utilities, Landfill, Grants, Insurance premium/deduction reconciliations, general ledger accounting and fiscal reporting including the oversight and investment functions.
  • Oversees the management of the payroll responsibilities which includes the oversight of timely monthly/quarterly IRS, FRS, Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), and Federal Affordable Care Act reporting.  As such, the incumbent must keep abreast of all new payroll tax related issues.
  • Oversees the management of the account payable functions including 1099 preparation and other tax related matters pertaining to vendors and contractors.
  • Oversees the management of proper recording of fixed to include directing determination of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets.
  • Reviews programs and policies for efficiency and compliance, following applicable Florida Statutes.
  • Keeps informed with the BCC, public, federal and states agencies, special taxing districts, banks and investment firms, professional consultants, and other concerned parties.
  • Works closely with Fiscal staff to ensure that funds are being monitored closely and that all accounting is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Oversees review of all financial transactions including the general ledger and fiscal reporting responsibilities following State of Florida Statute and federal compliance rules and regulations governed under the (GASB).
  • Supervises and assists in the preparation of the Counties Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for submission to the Auditor General in accordance with Florida Statutes and for submission to the Government Finance Officers Association for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award.
  • Serves as back-up to the Finance Director in their absence as needed to attend internal/external functions.
  • Additional duties may be assigned that are not noted here. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Crystal Reports is required.
  • Must also be able to work nights and weekends as needed to complete required fiscal reporting or as needed to attend commission or other budgetary and/or investment meetings.  
  • Must also be able to attend outside business and other governmental or community functions.

This position is eligible for remote work under the remote work policy

  • Manages subordinate staff who oversee the Budget, Accounts Payables, Payroll, and Investment Financial Accounting functions.
  • Directly responsible for the supervision, training and fiscal reporting of the Landfill/Utilities, Fixed Asset, Grants and Insurance Accountants.
  • Responsible for the overall supervision, coordination, and evaluation of these work units within the Comptroller Division.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or similar field from an accredited (4) year college or university.
  • Minimum of (4) years in a responsible management position in finance or similar field in an automated environment.
  • Must have demonstrated superior knowledge of financial procedures and above average ability to apply this knowledge through outstanding performance following GAAP, GASB and other State and Federal compliance rules.
  • Governmental accounting experience is preferred.
  • Ability to obtain Florida CPA License and/or Certified Government Finance Officer designation certificate (CGFO) is a plus. (CPA is a preferred, but not required)

** Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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