About Our Job

Are you someone who is analytical and loves working with numbers and data? We are currently looking for a Financial Administrator to help make a difference in our organization by managing the financials and budget of our Solid Waste Department. If you are you passionate about investing in the growth of Sarasota County be sure to apply today!


  • Develop strategic budget plans, implement, and monitor planning processes including BCC presentations, budget workshop presentations, and divisional and departmental managers briefings including necessary back-up materials.
  • Research, develop, manage, and coordinate with Solid Waste management team and OFM budget analysts on entering annual operating and CIP budgets into Gov/Max.
  • Interface periodically with divisional management teams to present operating and capital improvement budgets and evaluate projected variances to approved budgets.  Facilitate financial, administrative and assessment processes.
  • Ensure fiscal compliance with operating, capital improvement and fund balance funding.
  • Provide consistent monthly financial reporting information to the Solid Waste management team.
  • Develop and maintain rate models, budget models, debt models and revenue/expenditure models, including coordinating rate model analyses conducted by outside consultants.
  • Conduct Solid Waste revenue forecasting and implements strategic operating and capital budget schemes.
  • Perform debt-related tasks, work with bond counsel, rating agencies, Clerk, legal, etc.
  • Manage proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection, and risk mitigation activities, oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits, review audit findings and ensure appropriate controls are established and implemented.
  • Conduct benchmarking analysis and performs comparable internal operations feasibility against outsourcing.
  • Perform advanced legislative analysis; develop alternative proposals; work with agencies in analysis of proposed impacts.
  • Support strategic business planning meetings with diverse management teams to assure financial and budgetary needs.
  • Implement and facilitate special studies and analysis projects for Solid Waste Director and management team including reviewing and analyzing project tracking, schedules, and financial measures for the department.
  • Develop financial training programs including fiscal compliance training & represent Solid Waste on proposed fiscal procedural changes.
  • Provide administrative financial functions as assigned such as reporting, inventory support, year-end balancing, and invoice processing for payment. 

  About You:

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field AND a minimum of six (6) years progressively responsible professional experience. 
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • A CPA license may substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Related professional experience or certifications may substitute for the required education.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred in Public Administration, Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or another related field.


 About Everything Else:

Pay Range: $57,137.60 – $77,646.40