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The City of Gulf Breeze is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Finance Director / Accountant

Salary Range: $62,000 to $98,000, depending on qualifications
This is a full-time, exempt, managerial-professional position. Workload requires at least 40 hours per week, and may vary considerably.
Attendance at periodic meetings outside of standard office hours required.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2017

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The City of Gulf Breeze is dedicated to responsible and transparent financial management. The Finance Director is a key member of the City’s executive leadership team. The position requires the ability to meet and deal effectively with department personnel, governing bodies, outside agencies, and the public. Under broad policy guidance and direction from the City Manager and Council, this position provides professional financial services to assure the efficient and smooth-running operation of the Finance Department.    Click Here for complete job description.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Plans, organizes, supervises and directs the work of accounting, and specialized work employees involved in the timely maintenance of the municipal general ledger, property records, utility accounts, receipt and disbursement of funds, budgetary control and various subsidiary accounts for the various departments and funds of the City.
  2. Maintains all official accounting records in conformance with generally accepted government accounting principles.
  3. Develops and interprets fiscal policies, methods, and procedures for the performance of various departmental functions; establishes standards of performance against which individual employee performance may be measured; monitors and checks the maintenance of these standards.
  4. Implements effective supervisory practices, including the training of employees in their respective tasks and the establishment with each employee of organizational and professional/personal goals and objectives, against which to evaluate formally and informally their individual performance.
  5. Works with outside financial advisor to obtain bond and loan financing of major capital projects. Provides direction on debt structures of capital borrowing by public bonds sales and bank qualified debt. Negotiates agreements with financial institutions for services.
  6. Compiles annual budgets and submits them to the City Manager; provides information on annual budget requests as required; prepares quarterly financial reports to City Manager, Department Heads and Council, prepares budget materials at the City Manager’s direction for consideration by City Council.
  7. Maintains an oversight of overall city expenditures.        
  8. Provides short and long-term financial forecasts. Monitors the City’s long-term financial plans to include a 10-year Capital Improvement Budget with input by the City Departments from the direction given by the City Manager and City Council.
  9. Maintains a continuous review of the capital-financing program of the City, including the debt service rates, opportunities for refinancing, annual reoccurring cost impacts on the operating budget, and the desirability for bond sales to finance capital expenditures; advises the City Manager, staff and City Council as required.
  10. Provides technical assistance to department directors and other staff as needed for processes that involve or may influence a financial transaction.
  11. Acts as designated investment officer of the City and is responsible for investment decision activities, under the direction of the City Manager and reinvestment of excess and required funds; plans for adequacy of cash on hand; responsible for cash and investment management.
  12. Collects and disburses all City funds in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  13. Monitors City’s financial condition, both governmental and enterprise operations as related to bond ratings by various rating agencies, and advises the City Manager and Council as required.
  14. Makes personnel decisions for the department, including hiring, training, disciplining and termination; enforces and educates employees in the City’s personnel and other policies.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Administration, Accounting, Business Management or a related field with subsequent training in public administration, finance, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Five years’ professional experience in accounting with increasing experience. Equivalency: Master’s Degree in Business/Public Administration and four (4) years of related professional experience, which includes supervisory experience.

(A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

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APPLICATION PROCESS:

All applicants are required to complete the application form found on the City’s website at www.cityofgulfbreeze.com. Resumes may be attached to the application form as additional information but cannot serve as a substitute for completing the form. Please do not submit any information pertaining to age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and physical/medical condition or history.   

Applications must be received by the City of Gulf Breeze City Clerk’s Office by October 2, 2017.  Submit resume and a completed employment application to the City of Gulf Breeze, Attn: Leslie Guyer, P.O. Box 640. Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0640.   The City reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the community.   Click Here for Employment Application

After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application, typically within six weeks of the deadline.

Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including drug screening and criminal, motor vehicle and credit record checks. Cost for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the City of Gulf Breeze.

Individuals who require accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 850-934-5115. 

The City of Gulf Breeze is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disabilities status.  The City of Gulf Breeze is a Drug Free Workplace and Participates in E-Verify.

Submit resume and a completed employment application to:

The City of Gulf Breeze
Attn: Leslie Guyer, City Clerk
1070 Shoreline Drive
P.O. Box 640
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0640
850-934-5115 * www.cityofgulfbreeze.com



The City of Gulf Breeze is currently accepting applications for the position of:

 Utility Finance Manager

Salary Range: $36,000 to $57,500, depending on qualifications

This is a full-time, exempt, managerial-professional position. Workload requires at least 40 hours per week, and may vary considerably.

Attendance at periodic meetings outside of standard office hours may be required.

Application Deadline:  October 2, 2017

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Technical and advanced work overseeing the Utility Billing operations of the Finance Department. Coordinates the following functions: Customer Service, Billing, Collections, Billing and Collections Analyses, and Meter Reading. Work is performed under the direction of the Finance Director.

  • Supervises technical and clerical staff involved in various utility billing activities by assigning work, monitoring progress and evaluating performance; effectively recommends the hire, promotion, discipline and termination of assigned employees.
  • Supervises customer service, cash receipting, and utility billing.
  • Prepares, balances, and/or analyzes accounting reports or financial statement information, with emphasis on (but not restricted to) three utilities.
  • Provides expertise to resolve problems, provides information, explains procedures and communicates operating information to other employees; evaluates system or billing errors, trouble-shoots and diagnoses.
  • Performs technical and analytical duties related to monthly billing reports in compliance to City accounting standards.
  • Provides guidance on adjustments to customer accounts; resolves issues with dissatisfied customers and/or customers referred by other staff; assures that new customers and services are established accurately and timely.
  • Coordinates management of delinquent receivables and accounts.
  • Oversees utility billing records retention and disposal.
  • Coordinates the meter reading/inspection functions with billing schedule.
  • Initiates and assists in the development of new programs and procedures, works with computer software provider on any new updates, changes, or processing issues.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of utility billing system.
  • Knowledge of meter reading system.
  • Knowledge of municipal governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of rate model development and usage.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret complex utility billing data.
  • Ability to establish good working relations with staff
  • Ability to independently plan, organize and schedule job tasks
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Ability to meet deadlines .
  • Ability to perform research and analysis of system data and make recommendations for improvements or revisions.
  • Ability to resolve customer problems in diplomatic manner.
  • Skill in using computers.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Five (5) years office administration or accounting experience in a municipal accounting are preferred. Some supervisory experience and utility billing/rate modeling experience a plus. (A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: None

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Sitting, walking, standing, kneeling, and bending. (Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Works inside in an office environment.

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APPLICATION PROCESS:

All applicants are required to complete the application form found on the City’s website at www.cityofgulfbreeze.com. Resumes may be attached to the application form as additional information but cannot serve as a substitute for completing the form. Please do not submit any information pertaining to age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and physical/medical condition or history.   

Applications must be received by the City of Gulf Breeze City Clerk’s Office by October 2, 2017.  Submit resume and a completed employment application to the City of Gulf Breeze, Attn: Leslie Guyer, P.O. Box 640. Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0640.   The City reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the community.   Click Here for Employment Application

After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application, typically within six weeks of the deadline.

Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including drug screening and criminal, motor vehicle and credit record checks. Cost for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the City of Gulf Breeze.

Individuals who require accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the City Clerk’s Office at 850-934-5115. 

The City of Gulf Breeze is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disabilities status.  The City of Gulf Breeze is a Drug Free Workplace and Participates in E-Verify.

Submit resume and a completed employment application to:

The City of Gulf Breeze
Attn: Leslie Guyer, City Clerk
1070 Shoreline Drive
P.O. Box 640
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0640
850-934-5115 * www.cityofgulfbreeze.com

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General Information

Positions are advertised and recruitment conducted only when a need exists. All positions have minimum qualifications; applicants must meet or exceed minimum qualifications. Job information is posted in local newspaper advertisements and on this website.

Several steps in the employment procedures process are required before an employee begins work. They may include: employment background check (previous work history), verification of education, criminal history check, driver license check, pre-employment drug screen, and fit for duty medical examination.

Application forms may be picked up at the Gulf Breeze City Hall. Additionally, an application can be downloaded (pdf format), printed and completed. To Download a job application, CLICK HERE  Employment Application.

Equal opportunity for all is the policy at the City of Gulf Breeze. We have strict guidelines to ensure that the same standards are applied to all persons for all issues of employment, including recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, termination, education, or receiving any City of Gulf Breeze business opportunity.

These standards will be applied regardless of sex, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, military background, or disability.

It is the City of Gulf Breeze’s policy to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and without discrimination by supervisors, vendors, customers, and other vendors. All employees are expected to follow company standards in all employment dealings. Violations will be viewed as a breach of policy.

Please note:  Entry level positions in customer service, utility billing, and accounting roles are typically sourced, screened, and hired through area temporary agencies (Kelly / Express / Landrum) on a six month “temp-to-hire” track.  Positions are filled on an ‘as needed’ and ‘as available’ basis.

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