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About Position

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.

Required 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

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or other related business field.
  • Experience with large scale financial management systems.
  • Working knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and governmental financial reporting standards.
  • Strong understanding of governmental financial statements including self-insurance funds.
  • Strong Excel skills.

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, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral 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.
  • No 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 background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and employees is critical to our success as a community partner. We seek to offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and military/veteran status. We proudly recognize veterans' preference and are committed to a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. Job information is updated daily at noon.