Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 18, 2014
November 18, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #61

Confirm Appointment of Financial Management Department Director


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

Action Requested
Confirm appointment of Jan Brewer as Financial Management Director with an effective start date on or about December 1, 2014.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statutes, Chapter 125.74(k), and Manatee County Code, Sections 2-2-23(a)(12) and 3-2-1(c)

Background Discussion

Jan Brewer brings to Manatee County over 25 years of experience within the Finance area. She has diverse background knowledge of public, private, and governmental accounting.

Jan graduated from Florida Southern College with Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Finance. In addition, she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration from Florida Southern.  Jan has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida for 25 years and also maintains certification as a Chartered Global Management Accountant from the AICPA.

She taught Accounting as an adjunct Professor at Florida Southern College and at South Florida Community College teaching all levels of undergraduate and master degree levels.  More recently, Jan was the Administrative Services Director for DeSoto County, Florida overseeing Finance, Budget, MSBU, and Purchasing.  She maintained this position for 6 years and then served as County Administrator of DeSoto County for two years.

Jan was hired as Budget Division Manager for Manatee County in 2012 and has held the position of Deputy Director for the Financial Management Division for the past year. 

She has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) for over 23 years.  In addition, she is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA).  Jan is also a reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

Jan believes that teamwork and transparency are key components in successful financial stewardship. She places emphasis on working together as a team among all fiscal staff. These skills will well serve Manatee County Government.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Budget position in personnel services, Financial Management

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs