Accountant III

Accountant III
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office - Financial Services Division
 Tampa, Florida
Job Description

Overview

Perform complex or specialized accounting work at the supervisory or technical lead level. Work involves accounting and fiscal management for a mid-sized department or leadership for a specialized accounting function.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Plan, organize, direct, control, and/or supervise accounting and financial functions and systems including disbursements, budget development and analysis, revenue accounting, and preparation of statistical and/or fiscal reports.
  • Formulate accounting policies, systems, controls, and procedures.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of current accounting and budgetary systems and controls while recommending changes as needed.
  • Consult as a technical lead or manage subordinates on specific accounting functions.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure proper flow of key information.
  • Review and approve nonrecurring accounting entries and adjustments.
  • Prepare complex analyses, and report on accounting problems or projects.
  • Provide advice and assistance to departments on various accounting problems.
  • Evaluate assigned staff performance by providing guidance, training, and assistance to ensure effective and timely assignment completion.
  • Manage related accounting functions such as payroll, purchasing, and inventory control.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and complete accounting cycle of assigned area.
  • Knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate the work of 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.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant.

OR

  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting.
  • Three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant.

OR

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in any business related field.
  • Five years of experience as a professional accountant.

OR

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant.

OR

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Three years of experience as a professional accountant.

OR

  • A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an accounting or finance field.
  • Three years of experience as a professional accountant.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) eligible or licensed.
  • Five years of governmental accounting experience.
  • Experience using JDEdwards, Microsoft Office with expertise in Access and Excel, and other related accounting software.
  • Ability to analyze and reconcile accounts.
  • Experience with budget preparation and analysis, fixed assets, journal entry preparation and posting transitions, preparation of financial statements, and other general accounting duties.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and customers.
  • Must possess strong writing skills using correct grammar punctuations.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees 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 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
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