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Accounting Manager

City of Haines City
Haines City, FL
  • Expired: August 05, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

The City of Haines City is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The City of Haines City is a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants who complete the initial screening process will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical. Police Department applicants will also be required to take a Polygraph Examination. All information provided by an applicant will be verified for truthfulness and accuracy if a conditional offer of employment is made. Applications and other submitted documents are considered public records.


Under the general direction of the Finance Director, manages the general operations of the Finance Department. Manage, plan and coordinate activities of finance and accounting services that may include, but are not limited to, general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, auditing, bond administration, treasury management, and financial reporting. Manages Department activities through the development and oversight of program design and implementation, contract management, policies and directives, budgets, and goals and objectives to ensure the integrity of the City's fiscal responsiveness and viability


  1. Assists the Office of Management and Budget Director with all planning, coordinating, and implementing of department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, and with maintaining and strengthening the integrity of the City's financial policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  2. Performs routine to highly complex accounting work according to generally accepted standard accounting principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines, laws, and regulatory requirements applicable to the work.
  3. Supervises, trains, and evaluates accounting service personnel and ensures all departmental work is performed according to generally accepted standard accounting principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines, laws, and regulatory requirements applicable to the work. Departmental work includes but is not limited to budgeting, accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, treasury and debt management, fixed assets, grants management, purchasing, and customer service.
  4. Coordinates, prepares, and reviews external audits; conducts daily, weekly, and monthly audits of various revenues, funds, and departmental accounting records; performs special audits as assigned.
  5. Prepares and drafts the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; proposes revisions to codes and ordinances; calculates and prepares documentation regarding various activities; prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  6. Performs various administrative functions; e.g., prepares fiscal documentation, processes reports, maintains records and databases, updates and processes changes, and budget amendments.
  7. Performs verification and reconciliation tasks for accounts, invoices, receipts, balances, etc. according to department procedures.
  8. Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Required knowledge and experience are normally obtained through the completion of advanced education from an accredited educational institution of higher learning resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field and at least five (5) years of management work-related experience in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business or related field is preferred. Three (3) years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Government work-related experience is required. Either a Certified Government Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
  • A Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Public Administration is preferred.
  • Work requires the ability to read letters, memos, contracts, professional and industry literature, spreadsheets, and other job-related analysis.
  • Work requires the ability to write letters, memos, and contracts.
  • Work requires the ability to understand and develop computer models for cost analysis and compose financial and budgetary reports.
  • Work requires substantial independent judgment and decision-making. Must be able to monitor and assess operations, workload, projects, and staff performance.
  • Work is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many complex and significant variables.
  • Organization-wide policies, procedures, or precedents may be developed and/or recommended.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to perform complex mathematical computations and/or statistical analysis.
  • Should be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word software. Must be able to research, compile and analyze data, and then present findings to the City Commission and City Manager in an acceptable format.
  • Ability to learn and remain up-to-date on Federal, State, and City applicable regulations, best practices, and policies affecting department activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other government representatives, contractors, partners, consultants, vendors, the media, and the general public is essential.


  • Must possess a Valid Florida Class E driver's license.
  • Must pass applicable pre-employment testing and background and credit checks.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

City of Haines City


Haines City, FL


Finance and Insurance

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