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Salary $28.63 – $45.81 an hour

Job Type Full-time

Full Job Description

Accountant-(210000PV) Job OverviewThis position is responsible for performing complex and specialized accounting work at the supervisory and/or technical lead level. Work includes accounting, fiscal management and budget preparation for a mid-sized department/agency, and/or leadership for specialized accounting functions within a large department or agency.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; and
  • Four (4) years of experience as a professional accountant; or
  • An equivalent combination of education (not less than possession of a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies.

Core Competencies

  • Customer Commitment – Proactively seeks to understand the needs of the customers and provide the highest standard of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity – Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence – Takes ownership for excellence through one’s personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork – Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

Duties and ResponsibilitiesNote: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties foes not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Prepares complex journal entries; reconciliations of general ledger transactions to the applicable sub-ledger; processes and reconciles accounts receivable and payables; reconciles and submits billing information; and resolves complex expenditure issues.
  • Reviews and audits professional and construction invoices in accordance with the corresponding contractual agreements and within the guidelines of the Florida Government Prompt Payment Act.
  • Identifies fiscal needs for budget amendments and prepares draft budget resolutions and amendments for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Develops and implements internal departmental accounting procedures, evaluates effectiveness, and makes changes as necessary to ensure proper risk management strategies.
  • Reviews work orders and revisions for Capital Improvement Program and operational contracts. Participates and assists in local, state, federal, and annual financial audits.
  • Prepares complex analyses and reports to support current and new operational initiatives; evaluates operating initiatives and environmental factors on costs of services; and assists with the development of operational efficiency measures.
  • Review change orders, modifications, and allowance authorizations for Capital Improvement Program stand-alone contracts for consultants and construction contractors to ensure compliance with accounting and budgeting procedures.
  • Prepare monthly capital improvement project reports analyzing multi-funding sources and bond/grant requirements; and performs special assessment reconciliations.
  • Leads and/or assists with the development and management of the department’s operating and capital projects budgets, to include preparation, projections, analysis, and training of staff.
  • Performs other duties as needed, including those performed by subordinate fiscal, financial, and clerical staff. In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may occur before, during, or after the

Job Specifications

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems to include automated accounting system applications.
  • Knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the organization to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, review and evaluate the work of assigned subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data, reports and statements.
  • Ability to prepare accounting and audit records, statements, and reports.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and apply job related laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others, manage multiple projects/assignments, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

Work Category/Physical Demands

  • Telecommuting and office.
  • Sitting and using the computer for extended periods of time.
  • Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Emergency Management ResponsibilitiesIn the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.
Additional Job Requirements
A department, depending on the nature of its mission and operations, may require that employees in all or certain positions in this job classification:

  • Maintain the ability to pass the background checks required for the position. These background checks may include but are not limited to:
    • Criminal History Background Check using Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)
    • Level 1 and Level 2 Background screening (Ch. 435 Florida Statutes)
    • Child Abuse, Abandonment and Neglect record check using the State Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)
    • Sex Offender and Sexual Predator record check using the list maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Possess the necessary job related license(s) or certification(s) that may include possession of a Florida Driver’s License (Class E)

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Tampa

Job: Accountant.E.Acctg

Organization: CAD-PW-Public Works

Schedule: Regular

Shift: Standard

Job Type: Full-time

Job Posting: Jul 16, 2021

Classification Type: Classified

Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2021

Salary Range: 28.63 -45.81 US Dollar (USD) Hourly