Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Accountant I (Accounts Payable)

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $42,848.00/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $73,467.68/Yr.


    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 the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Accounting Clerk III.


    Monday - Friday, Normal business hours


    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.


    A high school diploma 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.
    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.


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


    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience with JDEdwards, Bank of America Works and Microsoft Office.

    Experience with accounts payable accruals and prepaid expenses.

    Additional Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • 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 including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

    Benefit Information

    Benefits include but are not limited to:
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
    - Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
    - Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
    - Employee Assistance Program
    - Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    - Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Paid training


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