City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 11, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The Development Services Department's Administrative Division seeks a Financial Administrator

to join their team!!!

Join our Team!

The position of Financial Administrator monitors and coordinates various financial activities for a designated department. They coordinate and prepare the department's operating and capital budgets; interpret trends; maintain and develop accounting control procedures; conduct special studies and projects; administer contracts, grants, and programs; and correspond with vendors, citizens, contractors, consultants, other departments, private companies and other governmental organizations.

Preference will be given to candidates with governmental finance/accounting experience.

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification may be governed by the Personnel Rules, as it is not represented by a collective bargaining unit.
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • May supervise the work of assigned staff; delegate and review assignments; conduct performance evaluations
  • Participates in the formulation, preparation, and control of a department or a large division budget; compiles revenue and expense projections; completes periodic financial and operating reports
  • Reviews accounting and auditing reports, capital requisitions, federal applications, contracts, grants, and payroll changes for accuracy and conformance to federal, state, and local requirements
  • Monitors revenues and expenses; plans for the following fiscal year; reports on financial status
  • Reviews rates and analyzes billing levels for consistency with costs and conformity to applicable regulations
  • Analyzes and interprets trends for budgetary and planning purposes
  • May forecast the impact of department's capital improvement budgets and recommend short- and long-term financial strategies
  • Manages and reconciles department procurement card (P-card) program
  • Consults with and advises management regarding policies, procedures, funding requests, expenditure levels, revenues, budget justification and narratives, cost cutting alternatives, and budget problems and procedures
  • May assist with the development of Commission Agenda Memos (CAM)
  • May assist in the development of bid specifications for contracts and perform the duties of contract administrator
  • Acts as department liaison to Department of Management and Budget
  • Supervises procurement and process approval
  • Performs related work as required

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

Bachelor's Degree in public administration, finance or accounting;Three (3) years of experience in accounting, finance, or related field. Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education. Preferences:
Prior finance, accounting, and/or audit experience;
Government experience.

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Seldom or Never Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never

Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) .

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 11/16/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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