Anne Syrcle Lee is Chief Financial Officer for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), which operates Miami International Airport and five General Aviation airports. Lee manages and oversees five Finance and Strategy divisions: Accounting; Capital Finance; Financial Planning and Performance Analysis; Grants Management; and Strategic Planning. These divisions perform regular monitoring of financial performance and review of financial, economic and airline industry data in order to recommend airlines rates and charges and rents and fees structure.
As Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for planning and directing the financial and budgetary management for MDAD. Financial management includes directing and supervising financial operations, monitoring the financial results of the Aviation Department, and developing the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets. Lee provides strategic assistance to MDAD’s executive management team in establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. She also serves as the Department’s liaison to Miami-Dade County’s Finance Department and Office of Strategic Business Management.
In addition, Lee is responsible for the Professional Compliance Division’s three sub-units: Standards, Inspections and Management Review. In this capacity, she: codifies and maintains the Aviation Department’s written directives; conducts inspections throughout the Department to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and policies; and performs a wide variety of management review functions and special projects. Professional Compliance is also the Aviation Department’s liaison with Inspector Generals (both federal and County) and the County’s internal auditors, the Audit and Management Services (AMS) Department.
Lee began her career as a teacher in Dade County Public Schools. After working at several local public accounting firms while obtaining the certified public accountant (CPA) certification, she joined Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers). In her six years as an auditor for C&L, she specialized in government, high-tech, not-for-profit and publicly traded companies, and also served as an information systems consultant. Major governmental audit responsibilities included supervising the audits of MDAD and the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts.
In 1992, Lee became an Audit Manager for the Miami-Dade County AMS Department, with primary internal audit responsibility for the Aviation and Seaport departments, among others. She developed the forensic accounting function within AMS, and participated in a number of forensic projects in association with local law enforcement agencies. She also pioneered Internet research as an audit tool.
In 1999, Lee joined the Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s newly formed Professional Compliance Division, becoming Acting Associate Director for Professional Compliance in 2001.
Lee is on the faculty of Florida International University’s Institute for Strategic Management. She is also a frequent speaker in graduate auditing courses and CPA professional education seminars. She served on the City of Homestead Recovery Task Force and is Treasurer of the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library.
Lee was born in Springfield, Illinois, but has lived in Florida since her childhood. She received an Artis Baccalorum (A.B.) magna cum laude from the University of Miami with general honors. After completing post-graduate work in accounting at Florida International University, she became a certified public accountant (CPA).
Deputy Director / CFO
- Business Retention & Development
- Facilities Development
- Facilities Management
- Governmental Affairs
- Minority Affairs
- Public Safety and Security
- Senior Executive Assistant & Deputy Chief of Staff
- Airside Operations, Noise Abatement and Wildlife, Aviation Enforcement and General Aviation Airpors (GAA)
- Aviation Planning, Land Use and Grants
- Cash Management
- Commodities Management
- Contracts Administration
- Facilities Management and Project Administration
- Financial Planning and Performance Analysis
- Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs
- General Aviation Airports
- Human Resources
- Information Systems
- Landside Operations
- Professional Compliance
- Protocol and International Affairs
- Public & Customer Relations
- Real Estate Management and Development
- Terminal Maintenance
- Utilities Maintenance