Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Brooksville


Deeply Committed.

Accounting Professionals:

Work for Our Water Resources.

Dive in, explore your potential, and commit to a cause that matters—for today and generations to come. Take up challenges that take on greater meaning by the day. Drive a variety of projects and initiatives with life-changing impact. Be part of an entrepreneurial team that is committed to preserving one of our most vital resources. And build a career that can become your life’s work with theSouthwest Florida Water Management District (District).

Join our Finance Bureau

and make a lasting impact.

Support the District’s Finance Bureau managing multiple tasks and priorities in fast-paced, team-oriented environment. As part of the Finance Bureau team, the Accounting Manager will directly supervise the Accounting and Financial Reporting Section, including accounting, accounts payable, payroll, property control and grant compliance. This opportunity offers an ability to make an impact on the organization and provides flexibility and a true work-life balance. Some key skills include the ability to manage and lead a team, excellent communication (both oral and written), attention to detail, ability to read and interpret technical information, and a solid proficiency in learning and utilizing various financial system software. You’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this promising position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources. Using your expertise, you’ll play an important role in enhancing the results to ensure a brighter future for the environment of Florida.

Essential Functions

- Oversee financial activities related to general accounting, cash receipts, accounts payable, grant compliance and payroll

- Recording, documenting and reporting of all financial transactions including preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the schedule of Federal and State Financial Assistance, the State of Florida Annual Local Government Financial Report and other financial reports as needed

- Ensures that the financial statements are prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards

- Ensures compliance with fiscal requirements of District revenue generating contracts

- Ensures that all legal financial reporting requirements are met, including the filing of federal informational returns

- Directs the cash management/investment program

- Serves as project manager for banking services and investment agreements

- Oversees property control, including the conduct of periodic inventories, and maintenance of property records

- Coordinates and supervises annual financial and compliance audits, and other fiscal audits, as required

- Develops and updates policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, in consideration of required internal controls

- Provides accounting and financial direction/guidance to Governing Board members, Executive Director and District staff

- Prepares section's annual operating budget. Participates in bureau activities and performs other duties and special projects as necessary.

- Serves as the primary back up for the Bureau Chief regarding functions within the Accounting and Financial Reporting Section.

Working Conditions

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.

Employee works in a standard office environment. Occasional travel usually during the workday is required. Performs continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Occasionally lifts and carries objects up to 10 pounds. Occasionally requires bending and reaching above shoulder level. May spend time out in the field in remote areas. Possible travel to other offices. Occasionally required to drive automotive vehicle for 2 hours or more at a time.

Employee may be subject to call-in outside of regularly scheduled work hours, or required to be on call, including on nights, weekends or holidays, to respond to emergency management activities or other incidents requiring rapid response in support of District operations.

Required Credentials for All Accounting Manager Opportunities

- Bachelors degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in accounting

- Five (5) years related work experience in finance, accounting, budgeting or related field (equivalent combination of education and experience is accepted)

- Valid driver’s license

- Willingness and ability to travel as needed

Preferred Credentials for All Accounting Manager Opportunities

- Two (2) years supervisory experience

- Four (4) years related experience in finance, accounting, budgeting or related disciplines in a local municipality, county or state government agency

- Certified Government Finance Officer

- Certified Public Accountant

Additional Details

This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, out of the Brooksville, FL office. This position is eligible for compensatory time for hours worked over 40 hours, in a week.

Travel Required

Yes.Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area.

  • accountant
  • accounting
  • education
  • payroll
  • software