Hardee County BOCC is seeking a Budget & Finance Director

Salary Range: $90,088.44 – $138,734.43 Annually

The Budget & Finance Director is a highly responsible supervisory and administrative work directing all accounting and fiscal management functions of the Board of County Commissioners. This position serves as the designated County Budget Officer and performs the duties set forth in F.S.129 relating to the annual budget. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the County Manager.

Plans, manages, evaluates, controls, and directs the activities of the Office of Management & Budget. Establishes procedures for the development of the County’s annual budget and ensuring that the budget is adopted in accordance with applicable Florida Statutes. Prepares and maintains a Truth in Millage (TRIM) certified budget throughout the year, which includes working with each department, tracking all project expenses, and amending as necessary. Collaborates with the Clerk of Courts Office to ensure the proper collection and recording of County revenues and the proper payment of the County bills. Reviews the Revenue and Expenditure portion of the budget on a continuing basis, preparing forecasts so that over-expenditure and shortfalls in revenue will be anticipated. Advises Directors and Departments of impending problems and confers with management to avoid conditions which may lead to budgeting imbalances. Manages the County’s Special Assessment Program. Directs the preparation of the County’s Annual Report. Compiles fiscal estimates and fiscal reports. Directs cash management and performs investment activities in cooperation with the Clerk of Courts. Administers bond debts and any special trust funds. Serves as Budget Officer to the Independent Indigent Health Care Special District Board. Prepares reports on County finances as required. Works closely with external auditors and the Clerk of Courts to ensure proper reporting of annual financial statement.


Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Financial Accounting, Public or Business Administration or related field; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental accounting, budgeting, and financial work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licenses & Certification:

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or (CGFO) Certified Government Finance Officer preferred.

Applications are located on our website https://www.hardeecounty.net/_uploaded_files/human-resources-county-application-form.pdf. Send completed applications to Human Resources via email humanresources@hardeecounty.net or by fax 863-773-2154. Please include a copy of your resume with your application.