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Assistant Director, Finance Division
ID 2824
Pay Range Hiring Range: $112,000 - $122,000
Close Date: 6/14/19
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Location: 14 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue; Clearwater, Florida  33756

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The Clerk of the Circuit Court as an elected Constitutional Officer responsible for safeguarding public records and funds, is seeking an accomplished Assistant Director to the Finance Division with Pinellas County.This is responsible professional, technical, accounting and administrative work assisting the Chief Deputy Director, Finance Division in the effective operation of the office which includes the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Clerk)'s accounting, finance and payroll functions and the Clerk's fiduciary accounting and Clerk's budget functions and in overseeing the official record keeping function to the BCC. Work includes developing and maintaining effective internal controls in all financial areas; new systems evaluation, planning, deployment and support and changes to existing systems and procedures; investment of County funds; administration and payment of debt; directing year-end reconciliation and closing process, including preparation of the CAFR and other required financial reports; pre-audit of revenues and expenditures; contract review and monitoring; maintaining the fee schedules and maintaining records.  Ability to exercise independent judgment, knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting for governments and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. A bachelor's degree and 8 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and an active Florida CPA license are required. The position reports to the Chief Deputy Director, Finance Division.

Position Specific Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting and possession of a current license as a certified public accountant (CPA) and 8 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance work that also includes a combination of 4 years administrative experience and  supervisory experience; or
  • Master's degree in accounting and possession of a current license as a certified public accountant (CPA) and 6 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance work that also includes a combination of 4 years administrative experience and  supervisory experience; or
  • PhD in accounting and possession of a current license as a certified public accountant (CPA) and 4 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance work that also includes a combination of 4 years administrative experience and  supervisory experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver's License.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

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

  • Assists in directing the work of accounting, finance, payroll, fiduciary and budget functions.
  • Assists in overseeing the official record keeping function to the BCC.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining effective internal controls in all financial areas.
  • Assists in new systems evaluation, planning, deployment and support and changes to existing systems and procedures.
  • Monitors systems and user performance and recommends changes to improve efficiency.
  • Defines, analyzes and documents workflows.
  • Represents the Clerk as Clerk to the BCC and other boards and agencies as required by law or board policy.
  • Assists in directing the administration and monitoring of the budgetary control within the financial records during the operating year.
  • Assists in directing the investment of county funds pursuant to the ordinances and policies of the BCC and procedures established by the Clerk.
  • Assists in directing year end reconciliation and closing processes including preparation of the county's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other required financial reports in accordance with GAAP and other statutory, regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Assists in directing staff responsible for contract review, contract pre-audit and contract and grant monitoring, and development of fee schedules in compliance with laws, regulations, ordinances, public purpose, etc.
  • Assists in directing staff responsible for contract review, contract pre-audit and contract and grant monitoring, and development of fee schedules in compliance with laws, regulations, ordinances, public purpose, etc.
  • Assists in coordinating work of the Finance Division staff in support of financial audits performed by internal auditors and external regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborates with County Administration in the issuance and administration of county debt, to include debt monitoring, service and compliance.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Florida Statutes and Pinellas County ordinances relating to financial and budget responsibilities assigned to the Clerk.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures for governmental entities and ability to apply such knowledge in financial accounting and reporting.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations controlling budgetary and financial recordkeeping, contract compliance, and ability to interpret laws and regulations and apply in applicable financial operations including development and maintenance of fee schedules in fiduciary accounting operations etc.
  • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning and financial systems and recordkeeping systems and ability to design, maintain and utilize systems in a large government environment.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate supervisors in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to promote and maintain effective working relationships with members of the BCC, the County Administrator and department directors, the Constitutional Officers, and the general public.
  • Ability to research, keep abreast of and apply best practices in the financial and recordkeeping functions.
  • Ability to analyze financial and business transactions and operations and make decisions, adjustments and/or recommendations as appropriate.
  • Ability to prepare complex reports and analyses related to areas of responsibility.

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

What is your minimum starting salary requirement?

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

1 = I possess a Bachelor's degree in accounting and a current license as a certified public accountant (CPA) and at least 8 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance work.

2 = I possess a Master's degree in accounting and a current license as a certified public accountant (CPA) and at least 6 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance work.

3 = I possess a PhD in accounting and a current license as a certified public accountant (CPA) and at least 4 years responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance work.

4 = None of the above.

Do you possess a current license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
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.

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

Do you possess a combination of 4 years administrative experience and supervisory experience?
No
Yes

Describe/explain your experience in this area.  Include examples of your work in this area.  Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience.  If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.

Of the following, which do you possess?

Commercial Driver's License Class A
Commercial Driver's License Class B
Commercial Driver's License Class C
Noncommercial Driver's License Class E (Regular Driver's License)
I do not possess a valid Florida Driver's License
I possess a valid Driver's License issued by another state

Which state or country issued your current driver’s license?

What is your full driver’s license number?

Which, if any, of the following Restrictions are on your driver’s license? To select multiple answers, press and hold the CONTROL button on your keyboard and use the cursor to highlight all that you possess.
Restricted C: Business Purposes
Restricted D: Employment Purposes
Restricted E: Daylight Drive Only
Restricted P: Ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle
Restricted 1: Vehicles without Air brakes
None of the above

Have you received three (3) or more moving violation convictions in the last three (3) years?
Yes
No

Have you received two (2) or more reckless driving convictions in the past three (3) years?
Yes
No

Has your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification been suspended or revoked in the last three (3) years?
Yes
No

If yes, please indicate the reason why your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification was suspended or revoked? Otherwise, type N/A.

Has your driver’s license been suspended for refusing to take a test to show if you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
Yes
No

Has your driver’s license been revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
Yes
No

Is your driving privilege restricted to employment or business purposes only (Florida Driver’s License Restriction C or D)?
Yes
No

Are you required to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle (Florida Driver’s License Restriction P)?
Yes
No

How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess hiring, training, managing and evaluating subordinate personnel responsible for accounting and finance?
No experience    
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Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.

How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess assisting with the direction of the cash and treasury management function?
No experience    
1-11 months    
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Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’t have this type of experience, type N/A.

How many months or years of professional work experience do you possess assisting with the direction of contract and grant monitoring or filing federal and state documents in accordance with payroll, debt, grants, contracts or other requirements?
No experience    
1-11 months    
1-2 years    
2-3 years    
3-4 years    
4-5 years    
5-6 years    
6-7 years    
7-8 years    
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Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work in this area. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. If you don’

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