Responsible for the day to day financial operations of the District including the maintenance of the general ledger, budgets, accounts payable, cash and investments, accounts receivable, payroll, construction accounting, fixed assets and debt. The District maintains the General Fund, Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Funds and a Utilities Enterprise Fund.
Responsible for the evaluation, development and maintenance of the financial accounting controls.
Oversight of the evaluation, development and maintenance of finance and accounting software systems.
Responsible for the annual budget process including the development and approval of the annual ad valorem tax levy and budget, regular monitoring, departmental compliance, strategic planning in collaboration with District Leadership, and reporting to the Board of Supervisors.
Responsible for the investment portfolios of the District’s operating, construction, reserve and trust funds.
Maintain relationships with banks, investment advisors and portfolio managers.
Responsible for the management of the District’s debt portfolio.
Work with financial advisor, bankers, and attorneys to plan and initiate bond offerings as directed by the Board of Supervisors and protect the interests of the RCID stakeholders.
Ensure that the financial ratings are maintained at a level commensurate with the ability to raise funding for capital improvements.
Ensure the debt portfolio is in compliance with all legal requirements.
Responsible for the required governmental financial reporting and the annual financial audit. In addition, the development of useful internal financial reporting.
Provide support to the Board of Supervisors and District Administration with the development, analysis and implementation of policies covering any area across the organization as required. Interpret policy as it relates to business dealings within the District.
Interview, select, recommend hire, train and assign team members. Provide direction, mentoring, training and develop individual team members. Evaluate performance and provide counseling, cross training and coaching.
Perform or assist with any operations, as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules and quality requirements.
Participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new development, requirements and policies.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
Minimum of fifteen years relevant experience, of which ten years should include financial/accounting leadership roles directing and coordinating the work of peers and subordinates to achieve objectives. Public accounting experience in Audit is strongly preferred.
Proven depth of knowledge in Finance in Public Administration and governing regulations and requirements.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, large scale electronic financial systems and other specialty software.
Strong positive listening, oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey information clearly.
Ability to make sound financial decisions, conduct meetings, analyze facts and situations and determine an appropriate course of action.
Excellent team building and management skills.
The following requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and is not intended to be inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, to perform any essential functions.
Must possess a valid Florida State Driver's license and maintain eligibility under the District's commercial vehicle program.
While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, touch, speak, hear, and see. An employee is occasionally required to bend, kneel, reach, twist, carry, climb, push and pull.
An employee must lift and/or move small articles and occasionally lift objects up to 20 pounds.
An employee must demonstrate fine motor skills and to be able to operate vehicles and other equipment.
An employee is occasionally required to work in heat, cold and wet/damp conditions and to navigate uneven and/or outdoor terrain.
Certain positions may require work above ground or in enclosed spaces.
Certain positions may have requirements of 50 pounds maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 25 pounds.
Positions requiring strength demands in the Heavy and/or Very Heavy category have detailed physical performance analyses available for review.
About The Reedy Creek Improvement District
In the mid-1960s, the Walt Disney World Company proposed building a recreation-oriented development on 25,000 acres of property in Central Florida. The property sat in a remote area of Orange and Osceola County, so secluded that the nearest power and water lines were 10-15 miles away. Neither Orange nor Osceola County had the services or the resources needed to bring the project to life.
In 1967 the Florida State legislature, working with Walt Disney World Company, created a special taxing district – called the Reedy Creek Improvement District – that would act with the same authority and responsibility as a county government.
Walt Disney World could then move ahead with its vision to turn 38.5 square miles of largely uninhabited pasture and swamp land, into a global destination resort that welcomes millions of visitors every year.
The new legislation said that landowners within the Reedy Creek Improvement District, primarily Walt Disney World, would be solely responsible for paying the cost of providing typical municipal services like power, water, roads, fire protection etc.
Local taxpayers, meaning residents of Orange and Osceola County, would not have to pay for buil...ding or maintaining those services.
The cooperation and commitment between the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Walt Disney World Company is as strong today as it was when the District was created in 1967. The result is an example of how a working partnership between business and government can be prosperous for both sides.
Reedy Creek Improvement District BY NUMBERS
•134 miles of roadways and 67 miles of waterways built and maintained
•250,000 daily guests
•6-8 minute response time for fire and EMS
•60,000 tons of waste managed
•30 tons of aluminum, paper, steel cans, cardboard and plastic containers recycled every year
•22,800 water samples collected by RCID scientists from 1,500 locations on the property for testing every year
•90,000 analyses conducted to make sure that water quality meets or exceeds state and national standards. Water draining from the south end of the District is generally cleaner than when it entered Reedy Creek at its north end.
•2,000 vendors, suppliers and contractors used to provide a high level of public services for visitors