Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Accountant I (Grants)

US-FL-Tampa
Job ID
2017-1346

Salary Minimum

USD $42,848.00/Yr.

Salary Maximum

USD $70,294.22/Yr.

Overview

Perform entry level professional accounting duties involving the maintenance and review of accounting and fiscal records and preparation of financial statements. Work is of a standardized nature that may involve a variety of accounting duties. The work in this class is at the full-performance level and of a greater complexity and/or volume than that performed at the level of Accounting Clerk III.

Schedule

Monday - Friday, Normal business hours

Probation

Twelve-month initial probationary period

Location (Subject to Change)

Ybor City

Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does 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 some or all of the activities described below.

  • Maintain financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals.
  • Analyze and audit accounting and fiscal data, record, and report for a smaller department/agency or as part of a functional business unit.
  • Prepare standard journal entries and post transactions to proper accounts.
  • Prepare summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements for assigned functional business unit.
  • May oversee the preparation and maintenance of time and leave reports, payroll records, and pay vouchers.
  • Receive funds, prepare deposits, and reconcile bank statements.
  • Conduct field audits within the scope of assigned functional business unit.
  • Reconcile and balance financial statements and accounting records and ledgers.
  • Prepare operating budgets.
  • Compose correspondence.
  • May direct, supervise, and review the work of subordinate staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and policies governing assigned functional accounting area.
  • Knowledge of computer operations using accounting and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to post, balance and reconcile financial accounts and records.
  • Ability to learn supervisory principles, practices, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

 

Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in Accounting or Finance; and
A passing score on pre-employment testing.
OR
Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university with a major in any business related field; and
Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping; and
A passing score on pre-employment testing.

OR

An Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting; and
Three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record-keeping; and
A passing score on pre-employment testing.
OR
Graduation from a high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Four years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record-keeping; and
A passing score on pre-employment testing.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

5 years of accounting experience.

Experience working with Federal, State or local grants and contacts.

Experience using JDEdwards software.

Intermediate to advanced experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Access programs. 

Experience using Bank of America Works PCard program.

Ability to analyze and reconcile accounts, prepare journal entries, post transactions, and prepare financial reports.

Additional Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months.
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation or update including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, and medical evaluation.

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