Director of Finance and Administrative Services

Organization: City of Sunrise, FL
Salary: The starting salary will be between $143,144.24 - $197,326.61 annually.
Close Date: Open until filled

Job Description:

The City of Sunrise, incorporated in 1961, is in southeastern Florida in Broward County. It encompasses an area of approximately 18 square miles and has a growing population estimated at more than 95,000. Sunrise is convenient to three international airports and three deep-water ports and hosts an estimated 30 million visitors each year. The City is an economic powerhouse in western Broward County. As the host of Sawgrass International Corporate Park – the largest business park in South Florida – Sunrise has its own flourishing job market. The City is also home to the internationally renowned Sawgrass Mills mall (the nation’s largest undercover outlet mall) and the BB&T Center (among the top 15 venues worldwide in terms of ticket sales), a 20,000-seat arena that showcases the Florida Panthers NHL hockey team as well as top entertainers and events. Sawgrass Mills mall is the second most popular tourist destination in Florida, after Disney World.

The Sunrise City government provides a very high level of customer service to its residents in all service areas. The City has operated under a City Commission/City Manager form of government since 1989. The City Commission is comprised of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Assistant Deputy Mayor, and two Commissioners, who enact laws, determine policies, and adopt the annual budget. The City Commission appoints the charter officers, which include the City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney and Chief of Police.

The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies of the City Commission and for overseeing the daily management of the City. The City Manager appoints the heads of the various departments. The City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, emergency medical service, water, wastewater and gas services, sanitation and recycling services, stormwater services, recreational and cultural activities/events, construction and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure and general administrative services. Internal services of the City, accounted for on a cost reimbursement basis, include workers’ compensation insurance, fleet management, information technology and communications services, and self-funded health insurance. The City is financially accountable for one special improvement district and one special tax district. The City’s FY 2020/2021 Adopted Budget totals $440,023,395 of which the General Fund Budget is $138,829,395 and $5,810,060 supports the Finance and Administrative Services Department. The City employs 1,082 FTE’s. The Finance and Administrative Services Department has 85 full-time employees.

The Director of Finance and Administrative Services (Director) is among the highest level and most critical senior executives in the Sunrise City government. He or she is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. Under the City Manager’s general supervision, the Director is vested with full responsibility for planning, directing, and supervising the financial activities of the City. These activities include accounting, investments, fiscal reporting, debt management, payroll, accounts payable, budget, procurement, utility billing, internal audit, and treasury functions as well as the financial activities of City departments. Emphasis of the work is on directing and formulating City financial policy, directing the preparation of the annual City budget, the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), directing the City’s purchasing functions, and directing the City’s Risk Management programs. Responsibilities include assisting and advising the City Manager and department directors regarding the development of policies, and the continuous analysis and review of the programs, policies, and objectives to measure operational effectiveness for the development of new techniques designed to augment the quality and quantity of services of the City. More information about this position and Sunrise Finance and Administrative Services Department is available on the City’s website

City is seeking a result driven, motivated, experienced, enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic leader who will serve as a strategic partner and organizational visionary to the City’s leadership in its effort to move the City forward.

Education - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business/Public Administration, or a closely related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience and Training - At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory/management financial administration experience in accounting, cash management/investment, department management, procurement, and risk management for a governmental financial agency; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred; Certified Government Financial Officer (CGFO) preferred; experience with Tyler Munis is preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include - thorough knowledge of the principles of public finance, accounting, and organizational analysis; thorough knowledge of federally mandated Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) financial reporting regulations; thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to the fiscal management of government agencies; thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and statutes pertaining to investment of public funds and considerable knowledge of internal control systems and their application to the development and installation of government accounting systems.

To succeed in this position, the selected candidate will be articulate and have outstanding written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to make public presentations and address elected officials and staff at all levels of the organization.
Compensation and Benefits: The starting salary will be between $143,144.24 - $197,326.61 annually. Senior Management Benefits are excellent and include City-paid medical benefits including 66.66% City paid dependent coverage, retirement, longevity, 5% supplemental pay, an attractive paid time off program including cash out provisions, auto allowance, tuition reimbursement and more.

To Apply: This position will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill it as soon as possible. If interested, you are encouraged to submit your resume and cover letter with current salary without delay to
For additional information please contact either:

Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656)

Note: Under Florida law, all applications are a public record once submitted. However, as a practical matter the media generally does not show interest in most management level positions.

The City of Sunrise is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages minorities and women to apply. It is also a drug-free workplace.

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