Accountant III

Department/Agency of position: 
City of St. Petersburg Finance Department
Location of position: 
St. Petersburg, FL
$53,332 – $88,871 annually
Date Posted: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018
Job Description: 

This is professional accounting work performing and coordinating varied complex accounting, fiscal operations and grant management; and may include supervision over other professional and clerical employees engaged in similar activities. Work involves technical and complex accounting of fiscal transactions; the recommendation, development, revision and installation of accounting systems, procedures and forms; preparing complex periodic and special reports for grant reporting in compliance with federal and state regulations such as the Schedule of Federal Awards (SEFA); monitoring grant compliance; monitoring grant expenditures and billing with grantor agencies; and coordination with other City departments on fiscal or grant matters and reporting requirements. An employee in this class is required to exercise considerable independent professional judgment and initiative in solving problems through the application of a thorough knowledge of the City's financial policies and practices.

Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must: • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, with major course work in accounting. • At the time of application, possess and continue to maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. • Have extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. • Be proficient in the use of a personal computer. • Have extensive experience with financial systems applications, (preferably Oracle eBusiness Suite). • Have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. • Have experience with financial statement preparation. • Have superior analytical and critical thinking abilities. • Be able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment. • Be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and coordinate activities across multi-departmental operations. • Have excellent written and oral communication skills • Be able to competently perform detail work involving written or numeric data and to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately.

Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants: • Are licensed by the State of Florida as a Certified Public Accountant. • Have extensive knowledge of grants compliance, grant administration and Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements. • Have experience in municipal government financial statement preparation, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. • Have supervisory experience.