Controller, Department of Solid Waste Management

County of Miami-Dade | Miami, FL

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Posted Date 12/02/2019

Salary: $91,664 - $151,316 yearly

This position is responsible for providing strategic operational and administrative leadership for the Department’s financial and accounting functions. The position formulates, develops, recommends and implements financial management and accounting policies, programs, practices and procedures. The position oversees the Department’s accounting and reporting functions to ensure that all accounting and related financial transactions comply with provisions of the Department’s Bond Ordinance, the County’s Administrative /Implementing Orders, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Financial Accounting Standards Board, State of Florida Rules of the Auditor General and the General Accounting Office “Yellow Book” Standards.

The Incumbent exercises a considerable degree of independent judgment and professional managerial knowledge of fiscal accounting and strategic analyses, to ensure the timely and accurate accounting and reporting of departmental funds, and in directing operations of the Department’s Accounting Division.

The position performs complex analyses, revenue and expenditure forecasting, directing and coordinating federal grants (FEMA) accounting and reporting, billing, payables and receivables processing, credit and cash collection (for approximately 350,000 customer accounts), bond administration-monitoring debt service compliance financial reporting, compilation of work papers for annual audits, compilation of quarterly and annual financial statements to include the Department’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; fixed asset accounting and annual physical inventory count reconciliation; development and compilation of the Division’s annual budget.

These accounting and financial functions support an enterprise fund with two activities (Collections and Disposal) with combined assets as of 2018, in excess of $450 million, annual operating revenues in excess of $279 million, annual operating expenses of $242 million and $92 million in senior debt. The position also provides accounting services for the Department’s Countywide Mosquito Control Program.

Supervision is exercised through subordinate levels of supervisors over a staff of 34 employees engaged in various phases of accounting and bond administration.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree. Must possess a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, governmental accounting or public accounting in a large, complex environment to include supervisory experience is required.

Miami-Dade County offers great benefits including full medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; optional 457 pretax savings plan; optional flexible spending accounts; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; membership in the Florida Retirement System; professional development; and a tuition reimbursement program.

Applicants who previously applied need not re-apply.

Job Category
Local Government
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