Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, the City of Flagler Beach, Florida, is a unique seaside community that offers six miles of sparkling, uncrowded beaches, a classic fishing pier, beachside shops, waterfront restaurants and natural parks for its over 5,300 residents and hundreds of thousands of annual visitors. Located on the Northeast Coast of Florida, the City is twenty miles north of Daytona Beach and just over 30 miles south of St. Augustine and conveniently situated roughly equal distance between Orlando and Jacksonville for convenient access to larger metropolitan areas.
Flagler Beach operates under a Council/Manager form of government with the legislative authority vested in the 5-Member Mayor & City Commission. The Mayor & City Commission appoint the City Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the City. Under the general oversight and administrative direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director is responsible for the administration and operation of the Financial Services Department and its related services. Direct reports include an Assistant to the Director, Payroll/Bookkeeper, Utility Billing Manager, Utility Billing Clerk, Accounting Clerk, Cahier, and two Meter Readers.
The City is seeking a Finance Director who will be a strong leader with a sense of vision for the Department and who will promote an organizational culture that provides effective and efficient public service delivery with the highest level of customer service. The ideal candidate will be open-minded but pragmatic and possess a high level of emotional intelligence, will work well under pressure, and successfully manage multiple projects and initiatives. The selected candidate is expected to serve as a mentor and leader to staff and assist in Departmental employee training and related professional development opportunities.
A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a similar field, and seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance, including at least five (5) years supervisory experience in local government financial administration are required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will also be considered. Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), Certified Governmental Finance Officer (CGFO), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials preferred.
Flagler Beach offers a competitive salary and benefits package with a desired starting salary range of $85,000 - $95,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, coupled with a full range of insurance, leave, and other benefits.
For more information on this position contact:
Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources