Finance Director

Islamorada Village of Islands, FL

Finance Director has responsibility for planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive program to provide leadership, direction and oversight of fiscal and budgetary activities for the Village. Develops and interprets goals and policies related to fiscal matters, monitors the collection of various revenues throughout the year and provides financial consultation to the Village Manager, Village Council and department heads. This position reports to the Village Manager.

+ Acts as the Village’s chief financial officer; develops new accounting procedures, internal controls and standards as needed.

+ Responsible for the preparation of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, reports to Village Manager and Village Council, tax returns, and reports to government regulatory agencies.

+ Forecasts short-range and long-range cash requirements and obligations as a basis for maintaining adequate funds.

+ Assures protection for the assets of the Village through internal controls, internal auditing and ensuring proper insurance coverage.

+ Acts within scope of authority and consistent with the Village and its objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.

+ Keeps abreast of current trends and practices in field or expertise. Assumes other special activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Provides leadership and direction to and management and supervision of the Finance Department staff and is responsible for performing or overseeing department functions including but not limited to the following:

----Revenue Collection----

+ Coordinate with local, state and federal agencies charged with collection and disbursement of all Village revenues, including taxes, assessments, fees, charges and other impositions.

+ Administer the fees, charges, and miscellaneous revenues pertaining to utilities, private enterprises and individuals as they interface with Village programs.

+ Apply enforcement actions to induce payment in accordance with Village policies and procedures.

+ Prepare monthly financial reports showing revenues and expenses to date in comparison with budget predictions.


+ Prepare the Village’s annual operating and capital budgets for the Village Manager.

+ Liaison with all Village departments for annual budget categories.

+ Provide materials for and attend all budget meetings, hearings and workshops.

+ Submit all required documentation to the Department of Revenue and provide all necessary reports for public advertisements and public hearings to ensure the Village’s compliance with Florida’s TRIM laws.

----Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Audit----

+ Prepares the Village’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

+ Provides requested information to annual auditors, including meeting with auditors to ensure that the auditors are provided all necessary documents to prepare the Village’s annual audit.

----Capital Project Administration----

+ Coordinate with the Village Manager and other Village staff or consultants as directed by the Village Manager on the capital needs of the Village.

+ Assist the Village in obtaining financing if necessary and maintain proper fund accounting procedures.

+ Administer and assist the Village Manager in implementing capital program financing.

----Accounting System----

+ Maintain Accounting System in compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Uniform Accounting System prescribed by the Florida Department of Banking, Finance for Government Accounting and the Rules of the Auditor General and any other applicable state and federal regulations.

+ Prepare Public Depositor’s Report and distribute to State Treasurer.

----Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable/Payroll----

+ Administer the purchase order system and any system maintained for the payment of vendors under contract with the Village including payment of invoices of Village vendors.

+ Coordinate sales, use and ad valorem tax collection, including franchise fees, utility taxes, communications service tax and all other Village receivables and fees.

+ Ensure the proper functioning of the Village’s payroll function, including payments of fringe benefits, Federal withholding, Medicare, Social Security, and other required taxes.

----General Fixed Asset Accounting----

+ Account for assets constructed by or donated to the Village in accordance with the Rules of the Auditor General.

----Emergency Management----

+ Acts as Finance Section Chief when Emergency Operations Center is activated.

+ Participates in and regularly completes training to ensure ability to serve as Finance Section Chief.

+ Remains knowledgeable of FEMA and FDEM public assistance programs and process to submit for reimbursement of disaster event response and recovery costs.

Ability to establish effective working relationships, strong leadership and managerial skills, the ability to establish credibility with various department managers, be a reliable resource to elected and appointed officials, as well as to the public, have strong interpersonal skills, possess strong oral and written communication skills and be of high integrity. The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major in Accounting, Business, or Public Administration and five (5) years’ progressively responsible government finance administration experience, including two (2) years’ supervisory experience. A Master's Degree with Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) is preferred. An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

Must be proficient in the use of Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office applications and document management software. Must demonstrate strong interpersonal, speaking and writing skills. Must be able to effectively communicate information and ideas orally and in writing. Must possess strong organizational skills.

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are occasionally required to walk and stand and lift and move records and documents weighing 20 pounds or less. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new skills and information; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; and interact with Village staff and other organizations.

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Job Function
Finance Director
Position Type
Full Time

Islamorada Village of Islands


86800 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036-3162
United States

Form of Government


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