City of St. Petersburg Finance Department
 St. Petersburg, Florida
Job Description

This is very responsible professional and administrative work in directing financial accounting activities and involves the management of municipal fiscal affairs including pre-audit, accounting, revenue administration, and financial reporting; and supervision of professional, technical, and clerical employees engaged in the preparation and maintenance of accounting records, financial statements and reports in compliance with fiscal laws and standard accounting procedures. Work also includes participation in the selection, placement, promotion, training, safety, appraisal and discipline of assigned employees. An employee in this class exercises considerable initiative, independent judgment and administrative ability in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the Finance Department.

Salary: $106,951 - $137,966

Close Date: 04-29-2024 (11:59 PM)


  • Have a valid Bachelor’s degree with major course work in accounting, including registration as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.
  • Have considerable progressively responsible experience in municipal accounting, including supervisory experience.
  • Have extensive knowledge of the modern principles and practices of public finance administration and of modern governmental accounting principles.
  • Have extensive knowledge of financial software and skill in implementing, managing and controlling its application.
  • Have extensive enterprise accounting software experience.
  • Be able to prepare year-end financial statements, adjusting journal entries and related workpapers.
  • Acknowledge this position is designated as Emergency Critical (EC) and if hired into the position, an applicant must be immediately available to the department before, during, and after a declared emergency and/or disaster.


  • Have thorough knowledge of organization and department functions of municipal government; laws and ordinances governing municipal accounting systems; procedures as prescribed by GASB, FASB, GOA and Florida state statutes; and principles and practices of data processing and its application for financial and accounting data systems.


For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.

Apply online at - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.