This position is responsible for the review/approval, documentation and analysis of complex financial data and transactions, reports, processes and procedures. This position is also responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate recording and reporting of all financial activities, as well as participating on and managing special projects. This position is also charged with establishing and testing the business and data requirements, and quality assurance process for the enterprise financial system, and reporting tools. In addition, this position serves as the subject matter expert for assigned functional reporting areas and will work on assignments and projects that affect County-wide activities.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is required with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate preferred.
Five to seven years in public accounting, auditing or governmental finance or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in public finance administration and regulatory standards regarding administration of public funds, as well as municipal debt and investment markets, highly preferred.
1. Strong technical accounting and financial reporting background.
2. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards, Government Auditing Standards, and internal controls and procedures. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of public financial administration, including budgeting, reporting, purchasing, and contract administration and negotiation.
3. Knowledge of County organization and operation including budgetary and financial operations.
4. Knowledge of County functions, programs, goals and general background.
5. Knowledge of relevant objectives, practices, policies, procedures, operating rules and regulations, and laws applicable to Sarasota County, including the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, U.S. OMB Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Government, and Non-Profit Organizations, IRS regulations, Florida Statutes, and State of Florida Auditor General Rules.
6. Knowledge of public finance administration and regulatory standards regarding administration of public funds, as well as municipal debt and investment markets.
7. Knowledge and ability to evaluate, recommend, and design new methods and approaches, based on the latest literature and professional philosophy.
8. Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures and the ability to hypothesize possible outcomes, design methods to collect data, and test data against hypothesis.
9. Knowledge of automated accounting systems, report writing systems (cognos) and Microsoft office suite.
Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.
Drug Free Work Environment